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Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State) is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1905, it offers 140 undergraduate programs, 40 graduate programs, and one of the Midwest's largest cooperative education programs. The university's 225-acre campus is located in a residential area of Springfield, the state's third largest city.

Website: www.missouristate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
19,801
Undergraduate
Students
(58.5%) 11,590 Women
(41.5%) 8,211 Men
3,652
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 7,581 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,859
Out-of-state: $30,169
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,588
Out-of-state: $15,898
Room and Board
$9,128
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$12,012
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$26,446
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
768
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Springfield Population
162,191
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Boomer
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.1% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students
2.6%
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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