Office of Institutional Research

Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research (OIR)

OIR serves as a centralized resource to campus decision-makers and planners by providing an objective standard for determining the extent to which MSU achieves her core mission of educated persons, as well as determining the extent to which MSU achieves her stated goals.

  • Did you know the MSU student population is over 21,500? That's larger than 94% of the cities in the State of Missouri!

  • MSU is one of only 81 institutions the Princeton Review honored as "Colleges with a conscience."

  • MSU has the 7th best pool in the U.S. according to

  • More than 420,000 hours of volunteer service are provided by the campus community each year.

  • MSU hosts more than 1,500 international students on-campus who contribute to the global perspective.



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records.

All educational institutions that receive federal funding must comply with FERPA. University employees need to understand what information can and cannot be released, and the appropriate procedures for release of student information.