Undergraduate Tuition, Costs and Fees

Our total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average. We invite you to compare.

Tuition, costs and fees graph 2017-18 MSU tuition and fees for Missouri residents $7,306 (Based on 30 credit hours per year) National average tuition and fees for four-year colleges* In-state public $9,650 Out-of-state public $24,930 Four-year private $33,480 *The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges 2016-17
Tuition, costs and fees graph 2017-18 MSU tuition and fees for Missouri residents $7,306 (Based on 30 credit hours per year) National average tuition and fees for four-year colleges* In-state public $9,650 Out-of-state public $24,930 Four-year private $33,480 *The College Board Annual Survey of Colleges 2016-17

Annual 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 resident Non-Missouri resident
Total cost of attendance $21,062 $28,502
Tuition and fees (yearly) $7,306 $14,746
Room and board (average) $8,537 $8,537
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,100
Total base cost $16,943 $24,383
Estimated miscellaneous expenses $4,119 $4,119

Tuition and fees are based on 15 credit hours per semester (fall and spring). Miscellaneous expenses include costs not directly billed by the university, such as transportation and living expenses. Actual expenses vary by student, based on credit hours, academic program, lifestyle and other factors.

Entering freshmen may qualify for an out-of-state fee waiver, a full waiver of nonresident fees.

Net price calculator

A tool to estimate your personal cost of attending Missouri State, including estimates for financial aid

Additional details

  • 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.
  • Many financial aid opportunities have unique deadlines, some as early as Dec 1. You must apply for admission, be admissible and meet scholarship requriements by the deadline to qualify for consideration.
  • International students should review international costs.
  • While courses taught online have a higher tuition rate, students may pay a lower total price because of savings on transportation and student fees.

  • 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.