Responsible Stewardship

Missouri State will honor the public trust by preserving and protecting the University's assets for future generations of students.

Missouri State serves its 23,000 students on four campuses with a total budget of $260 million; more than 3,800 employees; 635 total acres of land; more than 5.3 million square feet of space; and $778 million in property, equipment and infrastructure.

For comparison, the University's budget is similar in size to that of the City of Springfield, City Utilities and the Springfield Public School System. Missouri State remains among the top five employers in Springfield.

The University has stewardship responsibility for significant public assets on a daily basis and that responsibility is a priority. Managing current resources, developing new revenue streams, strategically investing in priorities and reducing risk to all assets will be priorities during the five years of this plan.