Undergraduate Tuition, Costs and Fees

Comparison of tuition and fees for four-year college
A bar chart comparing tuition and fess for four-year college Missouri State $7,306 In-state public $9,650 Out-of-state public $24,930 Four-year private $33,480


Our total costs are also lower than those of most other public universities in Missouri. We invite you to compare.

Cost of attendance

The following table shows typical costs for a full-time undergraduate student living on campus during the 2017-18 academic year.

 Missouri residentNon-Missouri resident
Total cost of attendance $20,062 $28,502
Tuition and fees (based on 30 credit hours) $7,306 $14,746
Room and board (average) $8,537 $8,537
Books and supplies (estimate) $1,100 $1,100
Total base cost $16,943 $24,383
Personal expenses $4,119 $4,119

Actual costs vary by student, based on credit hours, academic program, lifestyle and other factors.

Calculate your cost

Our net price calculator allows you to see the cost of attending MSU and gives you estimates of federal, state and institutional aid.

Additional details

  • The costs above are for an academic year (fall and spring semesters). You can also take summer classes for an additional cost.
  • Selected courses require an enrollment fee per credit hour. These fees are assessed of all students who take the courses, not just students whose majors are in the college or department.
  • Missouri State’s priority application deadline for financial aid is Feb. 1.
  • International students should review international costs.
  • Courses taught online have a higher tuition rate.
  • Some courses have a supplemental fee to cover the cost of materials, supplies or other expenses directly related to the delivery of the course.
  • Student teaching fees apply for teacher candidates.
  • The Board of Governors approves the fee schedule, which includes all tuition and fee rates.