Freshman Student Profile

Defining a Missouri State freshman Bear

Want to know what your fellow freshman students are like? The information below provides a detailed profile of the freshman students who enrolled for fall 2014.

  • Total: 2,801
  • Female: 1,698 (60.6%) 
  • Male: 1,103 (39.4%)      

What they plan to study

  • Agriculture: 106 (3.8%)
  • Arts and Letters: 317 (11.3%) 
  • Business: 516 (18.4%)  
  • Education*: 154 (5.5%)
  • Health and Human Services: 642 (22.9%)   
  • Humanities and Public Affairs: 120 (4.3%)     
  • Natural and Applied Sciences: 353 (12.6%) 
  • Undeclared: 593 (21.2%)

* Includes only students in early childhood, elementary, middle school, and special education. Students in secondary education are included with the subject areas they plan to teach.

Where they’re from

  • Southwest Missouri: 779 (27.8%)  
  • St. Louis area: 804 (28.7%) students from St. Louis City, St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties
  • Kansas City area: 304 (10.9%) students from Clay, Jackson and Platte counties
  • Other Missouri counties: 547 (19.5%)
  • Other states: 341 (12.2%)
  • Other countries: 26 (0.9%)

By the numbers

  • Number in Honors College: 363 (13.0%)
  • Underrepresented students: 425 (15.2%)
  • Living on campus: 2,376 (84.8%)

Additional information

  • Average high school GPA: 3.62
  • Average ACT Composite: 24.12
  • Percentage that finished in the top half of class: 85.8%
  • Percentage that earned college credit (AP, IB, Dual Credit): 59.6%