Missouri State Keeps Costs Within Reach

College is a major investment. Missouri State’s philosophy is that a quality education should be within the financial reach of all students. MSU’s total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average. MSU also has an emphasis on helping graduates get good jobs.

Source: Information reported in January 2020 regarding graduates during the 2018-19 academic year using National Association of College and Employers (NACE) standards and protocols

Source: Missouri State fall semester 2020 census enrollment figures

Tuition at Missouri State is in the lowest third of all Missouri public universities
Institution 2020-21
University of Missouri–St. Louis $11,142
Missouri University of Science and Technology $10,660
University of Missouri–Kansas City $10,635
Northwest Missouri State University $10,625
University of Missouri–Columbia $10,573
University of Central Missouri $8,306
Truman State University $8,299
Lincoln University $8,083
Southeast Missouri State University $8,033
Missouri State University $7,938
Missouri Southern State University $7,462
Missouri Western State University $7,453
Harris-Stowe State University $6,234
Source: Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

Sources: College Board and Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development