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  • Students

    Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend MSU.

  • Admissions

    See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at MSU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.

  • College Costs & Financial Aid

    Learn about costs to attend MSU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.

  • College Cost Estimator

    Estimate your cost to attend MSU in a few simple steps.

  • Classes and Campus Life

    Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at MSU.

  • Student Experiences

    Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at MSU – inside and outside the classroom.

  • Majors, Graduation and Next Steps

    See which majors are most popular at MSU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.

  • Student Success & Progress

    Discover how many students who start at MSU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at MSU.

Missouri State University

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:

  •  A remarkable education. We have more than 88 majors leading to more than 187 academic options for undergraduates, as well as 50 graduate programs. We also offer a select number of certifications and doctorate programs.
  • An unbeatable value. Our cost is lower than state and national averages, plus we have lots of ways to help students pay for school.
  •  A distinctive mission. Our public affairs mission is about getting involved and becoming a leader with strong ethics. The mission is everywhere on campus, from the classroom to special events open to the community.
  • Memorable experiences. Our student body is known for being warm and welcoming. The main campus is in Springfield, the third-largest city in Missouri. Springfield blends the best of small-town coziness and big-city amenities.
  •  Lifetime success. Missouri State has extensive career services for both students and alumni to help them reach their professional goals.

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Living in the Missouri State Bears Community

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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

 

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