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See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at MSU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend MSU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
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Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at MSU.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at MSU – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at MSU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at MSU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at MSU.
Follow Your Passion. Find Your Place.
Missouri State University is a public university system with an enrollment of approximately 22,800 students who come from around the state and the world. There are four physical campuses, located in Springfield, Mo.; West Plains, Mo.; Mountain Grove, Mo.; and Dalian, China. Students can follow their passion and find their place at Missouri State University.
Missouri State offers:
Home, sweet home. That is what Springfield, Mo., is to tens of thousands of students. Springfield is a great place to get a degree because it’s safe and there’s a lot to do. It’s the third-largest city in Missouri, so it has a great blend of small-town coziness and big-city amenties.
Missouri State is minutes from downtown Springfield, a vibrant area with boutiques, cinemas, performing-arts theaters, pubs, restaurants and other attractions. MSU owns some buildings in the area, so a Bear Line shuttle can transport you to your downtown classes or to your favorite local coffeehouse.
You can easily find a place to worship in Springfield, no matter your religious background. There are churches of many Christian denominations, an Islamic center, a Jewish synagogue and many other facilities.
What is there to do?
Here is a sample of the great things going on in Springfield. Almost everything in town is within 20 minutes of the Missouri State campus.
• Movie theaters, including a multiplex and an independent cinema in walking distance from campus
• Hammons Field (home to our Baseball Bears and the Springfield Cardinals minor-league team)
• Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
• Battlefield Mall — everything from Starbucks to Sephora in one area
• Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (one of Missouri’s largest tourist attractions)
• Dickerson Park Zoo
• Mediacom Ice Park Ice Skating Rink
• Springfield Symphony Orchestra
• Springfield Ballet
• Springfield Art Museum
• Springfield Regional Opera
• Springfield Conservation Nature Center
• Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield