About Missouri State

Students walking along the west mall to class

Missouri State University is a public university system with an enrollment of 26,216 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 2017 official enrollment figures are based on the 20th day of classes, the state of Missouri’s official enrollment census date.

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Total: 26,216
84.3%
Missouri — 22,160
9.8%
Other U.S. — 2,578 (50 states represented)
5.9%
International — 1,542 (88 foreign countries represented)

Student enrollment by county


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 120,000 graduates and former students.

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Total: 120,131
70.0%
Missouri — 84,112
27.5%
Other U.S. — 33,039 (50 states represented)
2.5%
International — 2,980 (74 foreign countries represented)

Alumni residence by county