Missouri State University


Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Our purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence, and community engagement. Locations The Missouri State University system has four physical campuses:

  • The main campus in Springfield, Mo.
  • West Plains, Mo., offering two-year associate’s degrees
  • Mountain Grove, Mo., focusing on fruit science and agriculture research
  • Dalian, China, in partnership with Liaoning Normal University

Making a difference Missouri State has a public affairs mission. It’s about helping the community, being a leader and being informed about the world and the people who live in it through:

  • Community engagement
  • Cultural competence
  • Ethical leadership

By the numbers, The Missouri State community includes:

  • 23,838 students in the Missouri State system making it the second largest university in the state
  • Six academic colleges, one School of Agriculture and one Graduate College
  • Almost 4,000 faculty and staff members with 90 percent of full-time ranked faculty holding the most advanced degree in their field
  • 4,000 students living in University housing
  • 1,500 international students studying on the Springfield campus
  • 16 NCAA Division I teams with 48 NCAA championship appearances
  • 85,000 alumni applying their education around the world

Profile of a Bear Our students:

  • Represent all 50 states and 85 foreign countries
  • Study in one of our 85+ undergraduate majors leading to 185+ academic options or 45+ graduate degree programs
  • Participate in nearly 300 student organizations and more than 25 fraternities and sororities
  • Play about 20 intramural sports
  • Receive $155 million in financial aid with 75 percent of students receiving some form of assistance
  • Volunteer more than 100,000 hours at government and nonprofit organizations through the Campus Volunteer Center, cooperative education, and service-learning

Our freshmen:

  • Earned an average ACT score of 24.1, state and national averages
  • Held an average high school grade point average of 3.59
  • Placed in the top half of their high school classes (83.5%)



Missouri State University

Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue

65897 Springfield, Missouri, USA
+1 417-836-5000

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