Missouri State University-Springfield

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,840
4.59% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,804
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.91%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
86.6%
9,591 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
23,505
63.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
57.8%
1,631 Graduates

About

Missouri State University-Springfield is a higher education institution located in Greene County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Missouri State University-Springfield were General Psychology (242 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (228 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (163 degrees).

In 2020, 5,602 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Missouri State University-Springfield. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,357 degrees), 21.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (206 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $6,840, which is $−15,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $6,840, which is $−15,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,804.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,840
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield was $6,840. The cost of tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $−15,690 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$16,804
2020 Value
4.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Missouri State University-Springfield had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,804. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Missouri State University-Springfield grew by 4.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,128
Room and Board
$1,288
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri State University-Springfield was of $9,128 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,288. The cost of room and board increased by 4.26% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.04% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Missouri State University-Springfield received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.2% with respect to 2019, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.91%
2018 Default Rate
178
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Missouri State University-Springfield was 3.91%, which represents 178 out of the 4551 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Missouri State University-Springfield received 9,591 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 26.5% annual growth. Out of those 9,591 applicants, 8,303 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.6% acceptance rate.

There were 23,505 students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Missouri State University-Springfield has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
8,303
Accepted Out of 9,591

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Missouri State University-Springfield was 86.6% (8,303 admissions from 9,591 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 87.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 26.5%, while admissions grew by 24.5%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
248
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Missouri State University-Springfield has a total enrollment of 23,505 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield is 14,830 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,675. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Missouri State University-Springfield, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.7% White, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Two or More Races, 3.51% Black or African American, 1.96% Asian, 0.391% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.1%), followed by White Male (32.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.8%), followed by White Male (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.53%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,505 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield is 14,830 and the part-time enrollment is 8,675. This means that 63.1% of students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Missouri State University-Springfield was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Missouri State University-Springfield had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,722
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    995
  3. Two or More Races
    844

The enrolled student population at Missouri State University-Springfield is 79.7% White, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.59% Two or More Races, 3.51% Black or African American, 1.96% Asian, 0.391% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.111% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 885 students (3.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1220 more women than men received degrees from Missouri State University-Springfield. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Missouri State University-Springfield is white (4,357 degrees awarded). There were 21.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (206 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Missouri State University-Springfield is General Psychology (242 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (228 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (163 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Missouri State University-Springfield, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (44 degrees awarded), Agriculture (176 degrees), and Human Sciences (148 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,530,388 people), Secondary school teachers (516,169 people), Education administrators (295,453 people), Other managers (228,979 people), and Special education teachers (216,979 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (44 degrees awarded), Agriculture (176 degrees), Human Sciences (148 degrees), Education (728 degrees), and Communications (266 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Dentists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (44 degrees awarded), Agriculture (176 degrees), Human Sciences (148 degrees), Education (728 degrees), and Communications (266 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Elementary & secondary schools (2,879,756 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (363,976 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (199,787 people), Computer Systems Design (138,710 people), and Child day care services (126,188 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (44 degrees awarded), Agriculture (176 degrees), Human Sciences (148 degrees), Education (728 degrees), and Communications (266 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Missouri State University-Springfield.
Most Common
  1. 242 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 228 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 163 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Missouri State University-Springfield was General Psychology with 242 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,191
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,411
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,191 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-Springfield, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,411).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 296 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-Springfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.1 times more than the 268 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 268 degrees were awarded to women at Missouri State University-Springfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.905 times less than the 296 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% of students graduating from Missouri State University-Springfield completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Missouri State University-Springfield is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.0613% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,357 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    206 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Missouri State University-Springfield is white (4,357 degrees awarded). There were 21.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (206 degrees).

1.12% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,708 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,649 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    120 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Missouri State University-Springfield is white female (2,708 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,649 degrees).

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Operations

Missouri State University-Springfield has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.46M (NaNM%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Missouri State University-Springfield had a total salary expenditure of $385M. Missouri State University-Springfield employs 224 Professors, 218 Assistant professors, and 153 Associate professors. Most academics at Missouri State University-Springfield are Male Professors (147), Female Assistant professors(135), and Female Instructors (93).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield are: Office and Administrative Support, with 259 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 185 employees, and Service with 173 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $22.8M - Federal
  2. $10.4M - State
  3. $6.98M - Local

As of 2020, Missouri State University-Springfield received $22.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.4M from state grants and contracts, and $6.98M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$148M
2020 Salaries
1.83%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Missouri State University-Springfield paid a median of $148M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($385M) and a 1.83% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.51% growth from 2018 and a 0.699% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$53.2M
Instructional Salaries
739
Number of Employees

In 2020, Missouri State University-Springfield paid a total of $53.2M to 739 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
224 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
259 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield were Professor with 224 employees; Assistant professor with 218 employees; and Assistant professor with 153 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield were Office and Administrative Support with 259 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 185 employees; and Service with 173 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield was Male Professor with 147 employees, Female Assistant professor with 135 employees, and Female Instructor with 93 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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