About Missouri State

Students walking along the west mall to class

Missouri State University is a public university system with an enrollment of 26,000 students who come from all around Missouri, the nation and the world. The university has a unique public affairs mission given to it by the Missouri General Assembly. The system has four physical campuses. Three are in Missouri — Springfield, West Plains and Mountain Grove — and one is in Dalian, China. MSU also has Missouri State Outreach for anytime, any place learning.


Student enrollment summary 

The fall 2016 official enrollment figures are based on the 20th day of classes, the state of Missouri’s official enrollment census date.

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Missouri — 21,942 84.4 % Other U.S. — 2,361 9.1 % (47 states represented) International — 1,697 6.5 % (90 foreign countries represented) Total 26,000
Atchison 7 Nodaway 25 Worth 1 Gentry 2 Harrison 2 Mercer 6 Putnam 0 Schuyler 3 Scotland 1 Clark 3 Holt 5 Andrew 24 Dekalb 7 Daviess 6 Grundy 8 Sullivan 2 Adair 28 Knox 3 Lewis 9 Buchanan 56 Clinton 22 Caldwell 10 Livingston 30 Linn 17 Macon 38 Shelby 13 Marion 22 Platte 177 Clay 496 Ray 42 Carroll 20 Chariton 17 Randolph 41 Monroe 10 Ralls 13 Audrain 43 Pike 26 Howard 14 Boone 270 Callaway 100 Montgomery 13 Lincoln 85 Warren 67 St. Charles 1,302 Jackson 1,001 Lafayette 59 Saline 42 Cass 280 Johnson 57 Pettis 71 Cooper 27 Moniteau 62 Cole 273 Bates 62 Henry 46 Benton 26 Morgan 44 Miller 85 Osage 70 Maries 36 Gasconade 33 Franklin 278 St. Louis 2,423 City of St. Louis 237 Jefferson 446 Vernon 134 St. Clair 40 Hickory 57 Camden 131 Barton 38 Cedar 111 Dade 79 Polk 318 Dallas 133 Laclede 329 Pulaski 200 Phelps 132 Crawford 72 Washington 16 St. Francois 83 Ste. Genevieve 36 Perry 15 Jasper 414 Lawrence 374 Greene 4,679 Webster 425 Wright 265 Texas 278 Dent 48 Shannon 132 Reynolds 18 Iron 12 Madison 15 Bollinger 6 Cape Girardeau 92 Newton 146 McDonald 46 Barry 221 Stone 294 Christian 1,470 Taney 445 Douglas 78 Ozark 116 Howell 1,195 Oregon 183 Carter 15 Ripley 23 Wayne 15 Butler 78 Stoddard 32 Scott 50 Mississippi 10 New Madrid 19 Dunklin 42 Pemiscot 11

Alumni residence summary

The Missouri State University Alumni Association is a non-dues paying organization. All alumni are viewed as members. Currently, the alumni population includes more than 116,000 graduates and former students.

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Missouri — 81,869 70.4 % Other U.S. — 32,382 27.8 % (50 states represented) International — 2,064 1.8 % (74 foreign countries represented) Total 116,315
Atchison 6 Nodaway 49 Worth 5 Gentry 13 Harrison 15 Mercer 10 Putnam 5 Schuyler 1 Scotland 7 Clark 8 Holt 8 Andrew 41 Dekalb 20 Daviess 28 Grundy 37 Sullivan 10 Adair 61 Knox 8 Lewis 9 Buchanan 218 Clinton 91 Caldwell 26 Livingston 72 Linn 34 Macon 57 Shelby 1 Marion 76 Platte 904 Clay 1,923 Ray 83 Carroll 29 Chariton 34 Randolph 69 Monroe 27 Ralls 28 Audrain 110 Pike 60 Howard 28 Boone 1,160 Callaway 255 Montgomery 67 Lincoln 198 Warren 165 St. Charles 4,537 Jackson 4,548 Lafayette 168 Saline 127 Cass 826 Johnson 156 Pettis 202 Cooper 63 Moniteau 124 Cole 1,022 Bates 161 Henry 163 Benton 128 Morgan 108 Miller 224 Osage 109 Maries 59 Gasconade 143 Franklin 1,094 St. Louis 10,157 City of St. Louis 1,299 Jefferson 1,542 Vernon 355 St. Clair 140 Hickory 139 Camden 611 Barton 267 Cedar 321 Dade 299 Polk 983 Dallas 491 Laclede 977 Pulaski 439 Phelps 583 Crawford 191 Washington 62 St. Francois 337 Ste. Genevieve 88 Perry 51 Jasper 1,585 Lawrence 1,278 Greene 23,315 Webster 1,694 Wright 680 Texas 573 Dent 157 Shannon 208 Reynolds 48 Iron 37 Madison 37 Bollinger 14 Cape Girardeau 252 Newton 929 McDonald 148 Barry 683 Stone 733 Christian 5,383 Taney 1,107 Douglas 322 Ozark 288 Howell 1,897 Oregon 319 Carter 65 Ripley 67 Wayne 28 Butler 300 Stoddard 87 Scott 117 Mississippi 17 New Madrid 26 Dunklin 84 Pemiscot 25