Missouri State University-Springfield

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,476
3.89% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,677
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.863%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.6%
9,625 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
22,535
58.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.2%
1,835 Graduates

About

Missouri State University-Springfield is a higher education institution located in Greene County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Missouri State University-Springfield were General Psychology (263 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (178 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (177 degrees).

In 2022, 5,730 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Missouri State University-Springfield. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,672 degrees), 20.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (225 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $7,476, which is $−16,520 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $7,476, which is $−16,520 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,677.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Missouri State University-Springfield received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,476
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield was $7,476. The cost of tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $−16,520 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,677
2022 Value
7.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Missouri State University-Springfield had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,677. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Missouri State University-Springfield grew by 7.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,436
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri State University-Springfield was of $9,436 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.64% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.68% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
33%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Missouri State University-Springfield received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.6% with respect to 2021, when 64% 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.
0.863%
2019 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Missouri State University-Springfield was 0.863%, which represents 39 out of the 4520 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Missouri State University-Springfield received 9,625 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.04% annual growth. Out of those 9,625 applicants, 8,909 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.6% acceptance rate.

There were 22,535 students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Missouri State University-Springfield has an overall enrollment yield of 26.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,909
Accepted Out of 9,625

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Missouri State University-Springfield was 92.6% (8,909 admissions from 9,625 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 93.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.04%, while admissions declined by −2.4%..

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
170
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Missouri State University-Springfield had a total enrollment of 22,535 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield is 13,135 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,400. This means that 58.3% 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 77.3% White, 4.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 3.23% Black or African American, 2.21% Asian, 0.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.3%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,535 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield is 13,135 and the part-time enrollment is 9,400. This means that 58.3% of students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2022 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 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    17,415 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,087 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    821 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Missouri State University-Springfield is 77.3% White, 4.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.64% Two or More Races, 3.23% Black or African American, 2.21% Asian, 0.32% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 905 students (4.02%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,534 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 (4,672 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (225 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Missouri State University-Springfield is General Psychology (263 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (178 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (177 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (69 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (156 degrees), and Education (835 degrees).

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 (1,673,011 people), Secondary school teachers (531,356 people), Education administrators (299,069 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,619 people), and Other managers (211,144 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2022 are Applied Sciences (69 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (156 degrees), Education (835 degrees), Physical Sciences (117 degrees), and English (121 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (69 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (156 degrees), Education (835 degrees), Physical Sciences (117 degrees), and English (121 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,989,951 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (487,176 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (261,672 people), Computer Systems Design (157,390 people), and Child day care services (126,533 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (69 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (156 degrees), Education (835 degrees), Physical Sciences (117 degrees), and English (121 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 263 degrees awarded
  2. 178 degrees awarded
  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Missouri State University-Springfield was General Psychology with 263 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,098
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,632
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,098 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-Springfield, which is 0.578 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,632).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 221 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-Springfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 216 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 216 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-Springfield in General Psychology, which is 4.5 times more than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 35% 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, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Missouri State University-Springfield is Female and Asian (70.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 0.109% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,672 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    225 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    182 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Missouri State University-Springfield is white (4,672 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (225 degrees).

0.785% of degree recipients (45 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    3,013 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,659 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Missouri State University-Springfield is white female (3,013 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1659 degrees).

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Operations

Missouri State University-Springfield employs 204 Professors, 194 Associate professors and 182 Assistant professors. Most academics at Missouri State University-Springfield are Male Professor (132), Female Assistant professor (119), and Female Associate professor (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield are: Office and Administrative Support, with 244 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 201 employees, and Service with 175 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $22.9M - Federal
  2. $10.2M - State
  3. $5.49M - Local

As of 2022, Missouri State University-Springfield received $22.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.2M from state grants and contracts, and $5.49M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$148M
2022 Salaries
4.33%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Missouri State University-Springfield paid a median of $148M in salaries, a 4.33% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$56.3M
Instructional Salaries
717
Number of Employees

In 2022, Missouri State University-Springfield paid a total of $56.3M to 717 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
204 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
244 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield were Professor with 204 employees, Associate professor with 194 employees, and Assistant professor with 182 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield were Office and Administrative Support with 244 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 201 employees, and Service with 175 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield was Male Professor with 132 employees, Female Assistant professor with 119 employees, and Female Associate professor with 98 employees.

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