Missouri State University-Springfield

Springfield, MO 65897
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Missouri State University-Springfield is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in Missouri. The campus is located in an urban area, in Springfield.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 23,697 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 3,237 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,492 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%). Every year 55% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Missouri State University-Springfield's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,300, and fees were $1,006. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $13,740 and $1,006 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students23,697
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 68
Master's degree 0 3
Doctor's degree - professional practice 9 24
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
06/11/2015 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
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Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1020 to 1245
ACT21 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$210/credit
In State Students$210/credit
Out of State Students$458/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$268/credit
In State Students$268/credit
Out of State Students$539/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,450 $9,450 $20,610
ADN 70 $14,700 $14,700 $32,060
BSN 125 $26,250 $26,250 $57,250
FNP 50 $13,400 $13,400 $26,950
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Missouri State University-Springfield's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,157
Other Federal Grant 3% $924
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $2,143
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 59% $3,185
Federal Student Loans 59% $5,441
Private Loans 9% $8,709


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,479
$30,001 to $48,000$12,865
$48,001 to $75,000$15,352
$75,001 to $110,000$17,164
Over $110,000$18,386

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.
Missouri State University-Springfield
901 S National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

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