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#1164 of 14,131 In the World
#335 of 2,597 In North America
#303 of 2,496 In the United States
#7 of 67 In Missouri
#1 of 6 In Springfield
#207 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 94 other topics
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Acceptance rate
94%
Average SAT
1105
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
18,837
Graduates
4,088
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Missouri State University - Springfield Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Missouri State University - Springfield has an acceptance rate of 94% and is among the 30% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 94% 92% 95%
Applicants 9,726 3,384 6,342
Admissions 9,128 3,116 6,012
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,416 885 1,531
Freshmen enrolled part time 146 74 72

8,590 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,900 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
180 or 7%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1010
or below

75% of them
had 1200
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Missouri State University - Springfield are 1010-1200 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,081 or 81%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Missouri State University - Springfield are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 18044 (79%)
Hispanic 1024 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 901 (4%)
Two or more races 842 (4%)
Black or African American 785 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 760 (3%)
Asian 466 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 30 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 25 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$7,355
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,196$5,760
Tuition in-state $7,196$5,760
Tuition out-of-state $15,400$11,520
Fee in-district $1,098$1,098
Fee in-state $1,098$1,098
Fee out-of-state $1,098$1,098

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 3,476
Combined charge for room and board $9,284
Room charge $6,704
Meal charge $3,154

Missouri State University - Springfield majors

Missouri State University - Springfield has granted 3,493 bachelor's degrees across 82 programs, 1,279 master's across 53 programs, and 149 doctorate degrees across 4 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Missouri State University - Springfield.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 126 332
Psychology, General 262 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 216 23
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 186
Finance, General 145
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 130 12
Criminology 109 21
Secondary Education and Teaching 108 16
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 119
Accounting 84 34
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 84 30
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 105
Social Work 42 63
Computer Science 76 16
Business & Commerce, General 88
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 81 3
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 79 3
Information Technology 81
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 68 12
Public Administration 70
English Language and Literature, General 46 19
Nurse Anesthetist 65
History, General 26 36
Animal Sciences, General 53
Human Development and Family Studies, General 51
Construction Management, General 49
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 48
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations 46
Special Education and Teaching, General 31 12
Reading Teacher Education 42
Engineering & Industrial Management 3 38
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 40
Physical Therapy & Therapist 40
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 39
Apparel and Textiles, General 38
Chemistry, General 30 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 37
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 37
Child Development 33
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 33
Art & Art Studies, General 32
Design and Visual Communications, General 32
Music, General 5 27
Nursing Practice 31
Athletic Training & Trainer 10 20
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 30
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management 30
Public Relations & Image Management 30
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 29
Housing and Human Environments, General 28
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 28
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 27
Physician Assistant 27
Strategic Intelligence 27
Political Science and Government, General 26
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 25
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 25
Sociology, General 25
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 24
Music Teacher Education 23
Geology & Earth Science, General 22
Mathematics, General 16 6
Dietetics & Dietitian 14 6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 20
Horticultural Science 20
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 20
Agriculture, General 11 8
Anthropology, General 19
Economics, General 19
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 19
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 19
Intermedia & Multimedia 19
Organizational Communication, General 19
Agronomy and Crop Science 18
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 18
Mass Communication & Media Studies 18
International & Globalization Studies 10 7
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 17
Educational & Instructional Technology 16
Journalism 15
Public Health, General 15
Audiology & Audiologist 13
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 13
Materials Science 12
Religion & Religious Studies 8 4
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 11
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 11
Music Performance, General 11
Natural Sciences 11
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 11
Insurance 10
Plant Sciences, General 10
Geography 9
Visual and Performing Arts, General 9
Clinical Psychology 7
Creative Writing 7
Political Communication 7
Physics, General 6
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 5
Computer Systems Analysis & Analyst 5
Gerontology 5
Maternal and Child Health 5
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Public Health Education and Promotion 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 3
Digital Arts 3
Philosophy 3
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 3
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other 2
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other 2
Management Information Systems, General 2
Grand Total 3,493 1,279 149

Missouri State University - Springfield has a graduation rate of 59%, which is among the 42% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 59% 54% 62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 72%

Publications & Citations

Missouri State University - Springfield has published 7,016 scientific papers with 108,091 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Political Science, Physics, Medicine, Law, and Psychology.

Publications
7,016
Citations
108,091

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,183 / 56,587
Biology
3,214 / 60,063
Environmental Science
2,858 / 45,566
Computer Science
2,646 / 44,917
Engineering
2,587 / 41,496
Political Science
2,540 / 32,501
Physics
2,470 / 43,887
Medicine
2,395 / 42,022
Law
2,336 / 31,013
Psychology
2,295 / 43,037
Sociology
2,191 / 30,699
Chemistry
2,103 / 38,875
Philosophy
2,042 / 28,860
Quantum and Particle physics
1,653 / 31,881
Business
1,632 / 29,645
Geography and Cartography
1,605 / 22,244
Mathematics
1,572 / 28,559
Geology
1,413 / 25,968
History
1,413 / 14,300
Economics
1,264 / 13,960
Ecology
1,241 / 23,685
Organic Chemistry
1,089 / 20,857
Paleontology
1,086 / 19,414
Archaeology
1,073 / 13,127
Materials Science
1,050 / 19,208
Biochemistry
1,017 / 19,499
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
971 / 15,118
Genetics
969 / 18,579
Statistics
957 / 20,547
Social Psychology
940 / 19,544
Linguistics
884 / 13,485
Art & Design
839 / 7,965
Management
710 / 15,444
Psychiatry
688 / 14,818
Development Studies
661 / 7,663
Optical Engineering
629 / 12,593
Neuroscience
606 / 15,256
Machine Learning
600 / 11,617
Pathology
587 / 12,059
Botany
586 / 10,195

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 62 136
1991 97 173
1992 97 192
1993 132 252
1994 128 320
1995 136 338
1996 123 439
1997 119 538
1998 122 625
1999 109 646
2000 126 818
2001 133 950
2002 140 1027
2003 119 1230
2004 153 1432
2005 148 1777
2006 178 1989
2007 185 2435
2008 205 2798
2009 215 3305
2010 227 3643
2011 245 4356
2012 211 4694
2013 248 5499
2014 206 5541
2015 257 5773
2016 256 5619
2017 282 5951
2018 280 6082
2019 353 7230
2020 363 8313
2021 384 9808
2022 338 8706
Academic rankings

Missouri State University - Springfield alumni

  1. John Goodman

    John Goodman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    voice actorfilm producersingercomedianfilm actor
    Biography

    John Stephen Goodman is an American actor. He rose to prominence in television before transitioning his career into film becoming an acclaimed and popular character actor. He's received numerous accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Vanity Fair has called him "among our very finest actors." IndieWire named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

  2. Kathleen Turner

    Kathleen Turner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actoractorvoice actor
    Biography

    Mary Kathleen Turner is an American actress. She has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Tony Awards.

  3. Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Ryan James Howard, nicknamed "the Big Piece", is an American former professional baseball first baseman. Howard spent his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, from 2004 to 2016. He is known for being the fastest player in baseball history to reach 100 home runs and 200 home runs. Howard holds numerous Phillies franchise records.

  4. Don S. Davis

    Don S. Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2008 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    film actorsculptorvoice actorpainteractor
    Biography

    Donald Sinclair Davis was an American character actor best known for playing General Hammond in the television series Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007), and earlier for playing Major Garland Briggs on the television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991). He was also a theater professor, painter, and United States Army captain.

All 50 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names MSU
Founded 1905
Colors maroon, white
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-July)
Total FTE staff 2,289
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 901 S National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri, 65897
United States
City population 169,000
Phone 4178365000

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