Honors College by the Numbers

Does an honors education really make a difference for undergraduate students at Missouri State University? Review these statistics and decide for yourself!

2012-2013 Comparative academic data

StatisticMissouri StateHonors College
Average Class Size 35 students/section 23 students/section
Maximum Class Size 320 students/section 28 students/section
Student: Faculty Ratio 20:1 12:1
Average Student GPA 3.06 3.73
Average Freshman GPA 2.88 3.69
Average Senior Exit Exam Score 452/500 474/500
Graduates with Scholastic Honors (Final GPA of 3.50 or higher) 30% 90%

Other cool Honors College statistics

  • Avg. GPA of First-Year Presidential Scholars in Spring 2015 - 3.83
  • Avg. GPA of Student Athletes in the Honors College in Spring 2015 - 3.82
  • Avg. Evaluation Score that Students Assigned to Honors College Courses in Spring 2015 using a 1-5 Scale (1.00 represents a perfect score) - 1.24
  • Honors College Faculty Members who have Completed the University’s Nationally Recognized Master Advisor Training Program - 80
  • Est. Number of Community-Service Hours Completed by Honors College Scholarship Recipients during the 2014-2015 Academic Year - 39,120
  • Est. Value of Scholarships Distributed to Honors College Students during the 2013-2014 Academic Year - $6.3 million
  • Charges & Fees Associated with Honors College Membership - $0

For more information on Honors College performance, see our Report Card.