Missouri State University-Springfield

Springfield, MO

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 14,210
Graduate Enrollment: 4,088
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 93.85%

Male/Female: 39% / 61% (2017)

First generation college students: 32.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 7.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,146
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1010 - 1200

2022 Median Admit ACT: 23
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 20 - 26

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 51.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 24.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 13.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 8.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 80.4%
Black: 3.7%
Hispanic: 4.5%
Asian: 1.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.9%
Non-resident alien: 2.4%
Unknown race: 2.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,720
In-State tuition: $8,294
Out-of-State tuition: $16,498

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,436 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $4,238 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,436 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $4,238 (2022)

Average Family Income: $73,945 (2017)
Median Family Income: $48,637 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 23.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 36.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $21,992 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $233 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,473
$30k-48k $12,746
$48k-75k $15,281
$75k-110k $17,749
$110k+ $19,112

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 38%
6-year graduation rate: 59%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $21,992 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,931 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $16,481 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,750 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 71.5% (2015)
@3 year 77.1% (2017)
@5 year 82.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 48.8% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 51.8% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $34,606 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $44,752 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 13
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 47 $18,487 $175 $27,572 ($2,298) $40,554 ($3,380)
Bachelor's Degree Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management. 33 $23,937 $220 $25,652 ($2,138)
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 29 $20,625 $159 $32,907 ($2,742)
Master's Degree Agriculture, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 37 $18,614 $182 $38,148 ($3,179) $45,277 ($3,773)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Agricultural Business and Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 49 $19,687 $208 $32,153 ($2,679) $33,457 ($2,788)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 11 $16,750 $178
Bachelor's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 10
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 142 $25,000 $239 $31,018 ($2,585) $37,207 ($3,101)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 25 $41,615 ($3,468)
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 19 $37,643 ($3,137)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 72 $23,329 $239 $35,095 ($2,925) $46,066 ($3,839)
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 5 $25,471 $273
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Computer Science. 31 $21,166 $224 $60,983 ($5,082)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 28 $232 $37,275 ($3,106) $42,768 ($3,564)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 76 $22,272 $228 $61,453 ($5,121) $84,895 ($7,075)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Science. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 20 $58,822 ($4,902)
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 16 $68,184 ($5,682)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 3
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 25 $154 $41,038 ($3,420) $47,284 ($3,940)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 8
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate International and Comparative Education. 20
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 23 $22,500 $231 $36,003 ($3,000) $35,842 ($2,987)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 13 $41,134 ($3,428)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 3
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 36 $518 $42,475 ($3,540) $44,118 ($3,677)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 365 $26,500 $257 $31,379 ($2,615) $33,431 ($2,786)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 53 $405 $41,321 ($3,443) $40,559 ($3,380)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 10
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 12 $30,294 $281 $36,681 ($3,057) $40,028 ($3,336)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 27
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 7
Bachelor's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 5
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 19 $76,880 ($6,407) $100,476 ($8,373)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 14
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 42 $21,500 $215 $29,630 ($2,469)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Housing and Human Environments. 17 $26,411 $266 $40,353 ($3,363) $43,838 ($3,653)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 45 $25,000 $242 $28,165 ($2,347) $34,659 ($2,888)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 8 $44,000 ($3,667)
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 54 $27,000 $270 $32,121 ($2,677) $45,525 ($3,794)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 36 $25,000 $227 $19,027 ($1,586) $32,551 ($2,713)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 20
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 32 $26,500 $231 $34,714 ($2,893) $47,992 ($3,999)
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 3
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 97 $28,371 $239 $30,169 ($2,514)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 156 $25,552 $228 $32,067 ($2,672) $42,335 ($3,528)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 17
Bachelor's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 71 $24,251 $249 $25,504 ($2,125) $47,395 ($3,950)
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 25 $19,922 $211 $54,438 ($4,537) $56,610 ($4,718)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Master's Degree Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations. 40
Graduate/Professional Certificate Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations. 3
Master's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Gerontology. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Museology/Museum Studies. 5
Master's Degree Natural Sciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 26 $24,750 $262 $26,439 ($2,203)
Master's Degree International/Global Studies. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Dispute Resolution. 17 $21,250 $212
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dispute Resolution. 16 $46,849 ($3,904)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. 30 $27,457 $225 $25,643 ($2,137) $42,815 ($3,568)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 103 $22,876 $239 $27,816 ($2,318) $45,545 ($3,795)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 15
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 15 $26,349 $278
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 27 $23,750 $218 $35,722 ($2,977) $52,668 ($4,389)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 26 $28,000 $265 $33,814 ($2,818) $50,576 ($4,215)
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 12
Master's Degree Materials Sciences. 5
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Psychology, General. 17 $26,010 $274
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 274 $25,739 $233 $28,497 ($2,375) $38,988 ($3,249)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 21
Graduate/Professional Certificate Research and Experimental Psychology. 16
Graduate/Professional Certificate Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminal Justice and Corrections. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Homeland Security. 13
Master's Degree Public Administration. 68 $37,787 ($3,149)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Administration. 9
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 40 $25,085 $244 $32,276 ($2,690) $37,055 ($3,088)
Master's Degree Social Work. 34 $288 $43,702 ($3,642) $51,725 ($4,310)
Master's Degree Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. 4 $60,912 ($5,076)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 27 $25,500 $232 $24,545 ($2,045) $37,762 ($3,147)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Anthropology. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminology. 4
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 24 $330 $54,763 ($4,564) $71,940 ($5,995)
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 129 $24,187 $228 $34,001 ($2,833) $41,726 ($3,477)
Master's Degree Criminology. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Criminology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 28 $19,793 $210 $43,421 ($3,618) $65,293 ($5,441)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 1
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 17 $25,300 $199 $38,322 ($3,194)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 32 $20,500 $203 $50,232 ($4,186)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 31 $25,191 $207 $32,448 ($2,704) $34,952 ($2,913)
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 8
Master's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 4
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 34 $26,477 $273 $30,816 ($2,568) $36,414 ($3,035)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 35 $25,250 $239 $16,083 ($1,340) $33,759 ($2,813)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 63 $27,750 $278 $24,647 ($2,054) $26,692 ($2,224)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 19
Master's Degree Music. 18 $37,801 ($3,150)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 2
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 29 $27,000 $237 $38,638 ($3,220) $54,456 ($4,538)
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 67 $21,500 $223 $27,998 ($2,333) $48,653 ($4,054)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 29 $367 $44,283 ($3,690) $49,493 ($4,124)
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 10
Graduate/Professional Certificate Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 34 $27,000 $286 $44,544 ($3,712)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 41 $674 $97,343 ($8,112) $110,053 ($9,171)
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 5
Master's Degree Public Health. 14
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 9
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 25 $557 $59,508 ($4,959)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 39
Bachelor's Degree Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 26 $25,500 $254 $46,611 ($3,884)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Hospitality Administration/Management. 3
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 62 $26,631 $276 $60,298 ($5,025) $63,936 ($5,328)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4 $194,363 ($16,197)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 83
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 89 $26,000 $238 $39,180 ($3,265) $46,891 ($3,908)
Bachelor's Degree Construction Management. 41 $24,600 $239 $68,392 ($5,699) $74,233 ($6,186)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 237 $26,500 $260 $37,351 ($3,113) $52,610 ($4,384)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 251 $205 $67,777 ($5,648) $76,868 ($6,406)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 97 $175 $60,356 ($5,030) $75,953 ($6,329)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 149 $23,394 $241 $45,065 ($3,755) $59,635 ($4,970)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 40 $102 $54,974 ($4,581) $63,262 ($5,272)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Accounting and Related Services. 12
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 12 $21,750 $239
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 152 $24,750 $239 $45,200 ($3,767) $68,206 ($5,684)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 26 $25,187 $235
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 73 $26,000 $262 $34,981 ($2,915) $39,810 ($3,318)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 78 $25,930 $274 $53,140 ($4,428) $68,407 ($5,701)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Information Systems and Services. 22
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 151 $25,977 $246 $40,346 ($3,362) $53,891 ($4,491)
Bachelor's Degree Insurance. 18 $50,704 ($4,225) $66,477 ($5,540)
Bachelor's Degree History. 16 $27,000 $278
Master's Degree History. 12


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $72,162
Full time faculty: 67%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 19.0

School's endowment start of year: $68,998,762 (2015)
School's endowment end of year: $77,376,982 (2015)