Onward, Upward: The Campaign for Missouri State University

A collection of short videos about the scholarship pillars within the Onward Upward campaign.

We exceeded our goal, together

Thanks to you, we successfully concluded the Onward, Upward campaign!

The university community, friends and donors gathered Oct. 29 at The Celebration to paint the town maroon.

The campaign transformed MSU for the present and the future.


Campaign stories


Aerial view of the Hammons Fountain and Jane A. Meyer Carillon.

Move Missouri State into the future

We have a long history of educating students to become successful global citizens. Onward, upward — a line from a historic version of the Missouri State fight song — reflects our pride in our past. It also reflects the knowledge that we must always push forward to elevate our performance, our profile and our people. This fundraising campaign, the largest we have ever undertaken, will support and transform the university in four priority areas.
Students sitting outside


A Missouri State education opens up a world of opportunity. Yet despite our affordable tuition, it’s still out of reach for too many aspiring learners.

Faculty member sitting on table in front of books


Missouri State’s passionate teachers and researchers serve as mentors on campus. They are also leaders who tackle local, national and global challenges.

Exterior view of Glass Hall


Our actors, athletes, scholars and scientists deserve to pursue their dreams in places that inspire creativity, collaboration and ever higher levels of performance.

Group of students in maroon shirts


Our programs give students an enriched university experience.