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Public university in Springfield, Missouri

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Missouri State University
Missouri State University Seal.svg
Former names
Fourth District Normal School
Southwest Missouri State Teachers College
Southwest Missouri State College
Southwest Missouri State University
TypePublic university
Established1905 (1905)
Endowment$138.4 million[1]
PresidentClifton M. Smart III[2]
ProvostFrank A. Einhellig[3]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States

37°11′59″N 93°16′51″W / 37.19971°N 93.28079°W / 37.19971; -93.28079Coordinates: 37°11′59″N 93°16′51″W / 37.19971°N 93.28079°W / 37.19971; -93.28079
CampusUrban, 225 acres (91.1 ha)
ColorsMaroon and White[7]
NicknamesBears and Lady Bears (women's basketball only)
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IMVC
MascotBoomer Bear
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Missouri State University (MSU or MO State), formerly Southwest Missouri State University, is a public university in Springfield, Missouri. Founded in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School, it is the state's second largest university campus by enrollment, with an official enrollment of 23,450 in the fall semester of 2019.[5] The Springfield campus is one of two degree-granting institutions operated by the school, the other being a two-year campus in West Plains, Missouri. An associate degree in arts and a bachelor's degree in business is offered at Liaoning Normal University in China. In addition to its main campus, MSU maintains a fruit research station in Mountain Grove, Missouri and the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies program in Fairfax, Virginia.[8]

  1. ^ http://endowments.com/missouri-state-university-foundation June 10, 2014
  2. ^ "Missouri State Board extends contract with President Smart". August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Missouri State renews agreements with Einhellig, Bennett, Moats". April 14, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b "Trends in Headcount Enrollment, 2013-2019". Missouri Department of Higher Education. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  6. ^ "Enrollment History (Springfield Campus)".
  7. ^ "Colors - Identity Standards - Missouri State University". Missouristate.edu. 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  8. ^ The Department of Defense and Strategic Studies in Washington D.C. Dss.missouristate.edu (2010-02-01). Retrieved on 2011-01-14.

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