For Illinois Students

Three reasons to pick MSU

Hundreds of Illinois students make Missouri State their college home each year because of three simple reasons:

  1. An unbeatable value. Our out-of-state cost is lower than the in-state cost at many Illinois schools. The average in-state cost for tuition, fees, room and board at an Illinois four-year public university was $21,744 for the 2013-14 academic year; at MSU, the out-of-state average cost was $20,816 for the same time.

    And the value gets better: Almost half of Illinois students at MSU don’t pay out-of-state fees thanks to our Out-of-State Fee Waiver and scholarships.

  2. A remarkable education. Explore endless academic possibilities with our strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Our professors get to know you and care about your progress, and our extensive career services help you land the perfect job.
  3. Memorable experiences. Our student body is known for being warm and welcoming, and we have hundreds of ways for you to get involved. Come see campus for yourself!

Discover Springfield

Springfield is Missouri’s third-largest city, with about 350,000 people living in the metropolitan area. You’ll find the big-city amenities combined with the welcoming atmosphere and charm of the Ozarks.

Find your new favorite spot to eat, shop or relax

  • Choose from 500 restaurants
  • Shop at 1,500 retail outlets
  • Catch a flick at one of four complexes, including an IMAX theatre
  • Cheer on the Springfield Cardinals baseball team
  • Enjoy a Broadway show or nationally-known entertainer at the performing arts center on campus

Enjoy a road trip

Springfield is a great starting point for a weekend road trip. In fact, the city is within a 500-mile radius of nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population.

Springfield’s location in the Ozarks gives you access to all the boating, canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking and mountain-biking you could ask for.

Learn more about MSU

Get started at Missouri State by following the links below to learn more about the admissions process, our majors, visiting campus, financial aid and more:

Connect with Libby

Contact our Illinois admissions representative, Libby Burger, for more information about Springfield and Missouri State University:

Libby Burger

Phone: 417-836-5517
Facebook: /libbyatmsu