For Illinois Students

Unbeatable college value, right next door!

Missouri State is close enough to feel like home and far enough to be an adventure. If you want a great education, great experiences and an unbeatable value, you can find it all in the state right next door!

An unbelievable value for Illinois students

Unbeatable value

Our out-of-state cost is lower than the in-state cost at many Illinois schools. And our overall cost is lower than state and national averages.

Out-of-State Fee Waiver

Our Out-of-State Fee Waiver allows Illinois students to enjoy the same rates that Missouri students typically do for tuition, fees, room and board.

Meet Missouri State students from Illinois

Hundreds of Illinois students make Missouri State their college home each year.


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Follow your passion and find your place at Missouri State

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.

Lifetime success

Missouri State has Missouri's largest internship program, and extensive career services for both students and alumni to help you land the perfect job.

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.

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!

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

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