For St. Louis Students

From STL to SGF

Springfield is Missouri’s third-largest city, with about 350,000 people living in the metropolitan area. You’ll find the big-city amenities you’re used to combined with the welcoming atmosphere and charm of the Ozarks.

Find your new favorite spot to eat, shop or relax

  • Choose from 500 restaurants
  • Shop at 1,500 retail outlets
  • Catch a flick at one of four complexes, including an IMAX theatre
  • Cheer on the Springfield Cardinals baseball team
  • Enjoy a Broadway show or nationally-known entertainer at the performing arts center on campus

Enjoy a road trip

Springfield is a great starting point for a weekend road trip:

  • Only three hours from St. Louis
  • Less than three hours from Kansas City
  • Two hours from the Lake of the Ozarks
  • Three hours from Columbia
  • About 45 minutes from Branson, one of the nation’s top vacation destinations

Springfield’s location in the Ozarks gives you access to all the boating, canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking and mountain-biking you could ask for.

Hunt down the perfect part-time job

Springfield’s economy is the fastest-growing in Missouri. Businesses are expanding and new businesses are coming into town regularly. If you want to work part-time while you’re in school, you’ll have no problem getting a job.

Learn more about MSU

Get started at Missouri State by following the links below to learn more about the admissions process, our majors, visiting campus, financial aid and more:

Did you know?

  • Nearly 18,205 MSU alums call St. Louis their home.
  • Our 3,532 students from St. Louis represent 24% of our total undergraduate enrollment.
  • You will meet students from all of Missouri, the U.S. and 80 countries at MSU.
  • Springfield has its own Cardinals baseball team – the Springfield Cardinals AA team.
  • Get your custard fix at one of four brain-freezing Andy’s Frozen Custard locations.