Missouri State University-Springfield

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,300

2.44% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,173

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.64%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84%

9,453 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

23,697

71.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

54.9%

1,408 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 (232 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (185 degrees), and Accounting (141 degrees).

In 2017, 4,880 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Missouri State University-Springfield. 61.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,745 degrees), 26.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (139 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $6,300, which is $-14,433 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $6,300, which is $-14,433 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,173.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield was $6,300. The cost of tuition at Missouri State University-Springfield is $-14,433 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,173

2017 Value

2.09%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Missouri State University-Springfield had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,173. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Missouri State University-Springfield grew by 2.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,288

Room and Board

$1,100

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri State University-Springfield was of $8,288 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.94% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

47%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Missouri State University-Springfield received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.7% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.

5.64%

2016 Default Rate

249

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Missouri State University-Springfield was 5.64%, which represents 249 out of the 4411 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 9,453 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.59% annual growth. Out of those 9,453 applicants, 7,944 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84% acceptance rate.

There were 23,697 students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2017, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Missouri State University-Springfield has an overall enrollment yield of 40.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,944

Accepted Out of 9,453

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Missouri State University-Springfield was 84% (7,944 admissions from 9,453 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.59%, while admissions grew by 4.17%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

77

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Missouri State University-Springfield in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Missouri State University-Springfield has a total enrollment of 23,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield is 16,867 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,830. This means that 71.2% 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 80.2% White, 4.05% Black or African American, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.48% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.409% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0844% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (47.7%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.1%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (1.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri State University-Springfield is 16,867 and the part-time enrollment is 6,830. This means that 71.2% of students enrolled at Missouri State University-Springfield are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 77%. 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

    19,014

  2. Black or African American

    959

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    857

The enrolled student population at Missouri State University-Springfield is 80.2% White, 4.05% Black or African American, 3.62% Hispanic or Latino, 3.48% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.409% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0844% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 339 students (1.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1090 more women than men received degrees from Missouri State University-Springfield. The majority of degree recipients at Missouri State University-Springfield are white (3,745 degrees awarded). There were 26.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (139 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Missouri State University-Springfield is General Psychology (232 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (185 degrees) and Accounting (141 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 (32 degrees awarded), Agriculture (148 degrees), and Education (698 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 (1,995,254 people), Secondary school teachers (345,691 people), Education administrators (289,818 people), Postsecondary teachers (238,384 people), and Other managers (197,610 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Agriculture (148 degrees), Education (698 degrees), Human Sciences (130 degrees), and English (129 degrees).

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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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Agriculture (148 degrees), Education (698 degrees), Human Sciences (130 degrees), and English (129 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 (2,941,874 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (465,357 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (212,159 people), Computer Systems Design (134,112 people), and Child day care services (120,815 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri State University-Springfield are Applied Sciences (32 degrees awarded), Agriculture (148 degrees), Education (698 degrees), Human Sciences (130 degrees), and English (129 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. 232 degrees awarded

  2. 185 degrees awarded

  3. 141 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Missouri State University-Springfield was General Psychology with 232 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,895

  2. 2,985

In 2017, 1,895 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-Springfield, which is 0.635 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,985).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri State University-Springfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 269 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 269 degrees were awarded to women at Missouri State University-Springfield in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.968 times less than the 278 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

52%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 29% 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Missouri State University-Springfield is Female and Hispanic or Latino (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.639% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,745 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    139 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Missouri State University-Springfield is white (3,745 degrees awarded). There were 26.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (139 degrees).

1.17% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,314 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,431 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Missouri State University-Springfield is white female (2,314 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,431 degrees).

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Operations

Missouri State University-Springfield has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-522k (N/A%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Missouri State University-Springfield had a total salary expenditure of $337M. Missouri State University-Springfield employs 233 Professors, 214 Assistant professors, and 163 Instructors. Most academics at Missouri State University-Springfield are Male Professors (150), Female Assistant professors(123), and Female Instructors (111).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield are: Office and Administrative Support, with 298 employees, Service, with 198 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 182 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Missouri State University-Springfield has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Missouri State University-Springfield stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $10.7M - Federal

  2. $11.5M - State

  3. $6.9M - Local

As of 2017, Missouri State University-Springfield received $10.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.5M from state grants and contracts, and $6.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$136M

2017 Salaries

2.08%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Missouri State University-Springfield paid a median of $136M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($337M) and a 2.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.41% decline from 2015 and a 3.15% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$51.6M

Instructional Salaries

749

Number of Employees

In 2017, Missouri State University-Springfield paid a total of $51.6M to 749 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

233 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

298 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield were Professor with 233 employees; Assistant professor with 214 employees; and Assistant professor with 163 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield were Office and Administrative Support with 298 employees; Service with 198 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 182 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Missouri State University-Springfield was Male Professor with 150 employees, Female Assistant professor with 123 employees, and Female Instructor with 111 employees.

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

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