Future Students

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Show the world what you can do

Who you are

Making your story at Missouri State University

The Missouri State name knows no bounds. Students come to us from all over the world, and from a wide variety of experiences. Of course, every student’s story doesn’t start the same. So we’re here to help you create your plan and make your statement to the world.
Earning Potential

+$1.2 million

With a bachelor’s degree, you can earn $1.2 MILLION MORE than those with only a high school diploma, according to the Journal of Student Financial Aid
Degree Programs


170+ bachelor’s degree options and 90+ graduate programs, including specialists and doctoral degrees, empower you to build your future
Academic Courses


190+ academic courses that address sustainability – you can even minor in sustainability

We hear you loud and clear

College is the first step in your future success, and we know it’s a major investment. Our total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average. We invite you to compare.
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Search scholarships

From merit to achievement-based, check out Missouri State’s scholarship offerings.
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Explore your aid options

Make the most out of your financial aid options and map out a plan that fits you.
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Work and learn

Apply for part-time work and build your résumé and experiences.
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Know your costs

Estimate your cost – as well as federal, state and institutional aid – using our net price calculator.

National undergraduate tuition averages vs. Missouri State



National average tuition and fees for four-year colleges
Out-of-state public


National average tuition and fees for four-year colleges
In-state public


In-state average tuition and fees for four-year colleges
Missouri State


2021 - 22 MSU tuition and fees for Missouri residents*

* Based on 28 credit hours per year. Source: College Board Trends in College Pricing 2021.
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Welcome to the land of the Bears

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How to make the most of campus

Our Springfield campus is packed with research labs, athletic facilities, landmark traditions and more.
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Who calls our community home

Pioneers and go-getters. Cultivators and globe-trotters. We come from all over. And together, we rally our energy toward bettering our world.
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Parents and family: You're never too far apart

Follow the journey of your new Bear. Whether you're across the state, country or world, you can stay connected.
Contact information

Connect with us

No matter where you are in the application process, we’re here to answer your questions, talk through options and get you on your way to making your statement.

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711 or 800-735-2966
Missouri State University
Future Students
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897