Missouri State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Missouri State University
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Missouri State University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Missouri State are generally open--less than two out of ten applicants were rejected in 2016. Students with good grades and test scores have a decent chance of being admitted. To apply, students will need to send in an application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

Missouri State University Description:

Located in Springfield, Missouri State University is the second largest university in Missouri. The university is made up of six academic colleges; majors in business, education and psychology are among the most popular with undergraduates. Students can choose from over 150 bachelor degree programs, and the university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Missouri State University Bears compete in NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference for most sports; other conferences include the Missouri Valley Football Conference for football, the Sun Belt Conference for swimming and diving, and the Mid-American Conference for field hockey.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 23,538 (20,316 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,060 (in-state); $14,110 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,288
  • Other Expenses: $4,034
  • Total Cost: $20,482 (in-state); $27,532 (out-of-state)

Missouri State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,515
    • Loans: $6,266

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Finance, Management, Marketing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Field Hockey, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Missouri State University Mission Statement:

see the complete mission statement at http://www.missouristate.edu/about/missionstatement.htm

"Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University's identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement."

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