Enrollment

Data last updated: September 2019

For national comparison purposes, the enrollment headcount is based on IPEDS submissions. Some of our student population is excluded from IPEDS submissions due to reporting guidelines. Students who are not counted in IPEDS are students exclusively auditing classes, enrolled at the English Language Institute (ELI), China Campus, and Study Away.

Other Performance Indicators: Academic Profile; Student Experience; Diversity & Inclusion; Globalization

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Overall Enrollment

Measure 1: Total Enrollment*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Not Reported 561 578 653 693 673
Reported to IPEDS 22,273 23,538 23,697 23,697 23,453

* Students “Not Reported” to IPEDS are those exclusively auditing classes, enrolled at English Language Institute (ELI), China Campus, or Study Away.

Measure 2: Total Enrollment by Level and Population*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Graduate 3,434 3,377 3,505 3,709 3,815
Undergraduate 17,102 17,765 17,845 17,534 16,629
Dual Credit 2,193 2,826 2,835 2,970 3,484
China Campus 105 148 165 177 198

* This table includes students “Not Reported” to IPEDS (those exclusively auditing classes, in Study Away, enrolled in the English Language Institute, and at China Campus).

IPEDS Enrollment by College of Major

Measure 1: IPEDS Enrollment by College*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Graduate 351 329 363 438 400
Health and Human Services 4,265 4,474 4,514 4,512 4,263
Humanities and Public Affairs 1,306 1,304 1,365 1,367 1,386
Education 2,256 2,242 2,170 2,104 2,137
Extended Campus Programs 2,336 2,983 2,988 3,157 3,956
Agriculture 669 730 744 694 642
Business 5,194 5,341 5,335 5,374 5,054
Arts and Letters 2,422 2,525 2,567 2,581 2,423
Natural and Applied Sciences 2,077 2,164 2,185 2,208 2,026
Undergraduate/Provost 1,397 1,446 1,466 1,262 1,166

* For more information, see Factbook - Section One – Enrollment.

Enrollment Diversity

Measure 1: IPEDS Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
American Indian or Alaskan Native 113 114 97 118 113
Asian 321 343 353 376 379
Black or African American 895 918 959 908 827
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 29 18 20 18 21
White or Caucasian 17,760 18,850 19,014 19,080 18,700
More than one race 675 775 824 848 846
Hispanic or Latino 722 771 857 765 841
Non-Resident Alien 1,434 1,433 1,234 1,182 1,214
External to US 22 15 31 24 141
Unknown 292 293 295 365 361
Not a US Citizen 10 8 13 13 10

* For more information, see Factbook - Section One – Enrollment.

Measure 2: IPEDS Enrollment by Gender*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Female 13,137 13,815 13,926 13,964 13,872
Male 9,136 9,723 9,771 9,733 9,578
Not Reported - - - - 3

* For more information, see Factbook - Section One – Enrollment.

Measure 3: IPEDS Enrollment by Geographic Origin

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Missouri 18,634 19,763 19,909 19,837 19,315
Out of State 2,131 2,277 2,481 2,623 2,735
International 1,483 1,478 1,296 1,226 1,381
Unknown 25 20 11 11 22

Measure 4: IPEDS Enrollment First Generation Students*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Not First Generation 9,258 9,951 10,675 11,010 10,898
First Generation 6,489 6,717 7,065 6,998 6,386
Unknown 6,526 6,870 5,957 5,689 6,169

* Students are considered first-generation if neither one of their parents received a bachelor’s degree (according to admissions application to MSU).

Measure 5: IPEDS Enrollment by Campus*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
El Reno, OK - RCCO - - - - -
Fairfax, VA - DSS Program 67 58 45 31 23
West Plains, MO 100 80 90 71 -
Springfield, MO (No SSF) 407 313 365 422 515
Springfield, MO 16,756 16,818 16,449 16,193 14,829
Off Campus 214 226 270 284 418
Nevada, MO - TeleCenter - - - - -
Neosho, MO - Crowder College - - - - -
Mountain Grove, MO - 1 1 - -
Miami, OK - NEOAM - - - - -
Lebanon, MO 30 14 16 33 19
Joplin, MO 37 23 33 18 -
High School (Dual HS Credit) 2,151 2,742 2,785 2,905 3,423
Harrison, AR - NACC - - - - -
Foreign Study 4 4 1 4 -
Nevada, MO - Crowder College - - - - -
Evening College Plus-Online - - - - -
Cassville, MO 15 8 5 10 18
Online 2,411 2,766 3,156 3,593 3,935
Nevada, MO 7 15 16 13 12
Neosho, MO 46 47 51 46 41
Miami, OK 11 9 3 - -
China Campus - Dalian China 17 1 4 7 2
McDonald County Center-MO - - - - -
El Reno, OK - - - - -
Kraft Administration Ctr-Spgfd - 20 31 - -
Kansas City, MO - 1 1 - 1
NONE - 380 375 23 67
Nixa, MO - 12 - 17 26
SGF Public School Facility - - - 27 23
Foreign Study Away - - - - 10
West Plains, MO-MSU Campus - - - - 84
Republic, MO - - - - 7

* IPEDS enrollment by campus

Enrollment HIEE

Measure 1: Enrollment in High Impact Educational Experiences (HIEE)*

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Summer 2014 - Spring 2015 Summer 2015 - Spring 2016 Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 Summer 2018 - Spring 2019
Overall 8,388 10,501 16,814 18,297 18,291

* These are unduplicated headcounts of students who have enrolled in at least one of the following HIEE courses Service-Learning; Study Away; Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activites; Collaborative Assignments and Projects; Focused Field Experiences; and Internship/Practica/Student Teaching.

Measure 2: Enrollment in High Impact Educational Experiences (HIEE) by Type*

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Summer 2014 - Spring 2015 Summer 2015 - Spring 2016 Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 Summer 2018 - Spring 2019
Service Learning 2,439 3,425 4,038 4,230 4,404
Study Away 175 267 223 289 273
Study Away Additional 155 168 156 186 191
Student-Faculty Research / Creative Activity 4,620 5,517 8,643 8,923 9,020
Collaborative Assignments and Projects 1,139 1,158 1,585 1,771 1,830
Focused Field Experiences 1,468 1,533 1,974 1,996 2,005
Internship/Practica/Student Teaching 3,444 4,153 5,658 7,660 7,822

* Counts are unduplicated by each category, but can be counted in multiple (separate) categories. For example, a student can be enrolled in two service-learning courses and a student-faculty research course in which they would be counted once in each category.
** "Study Away" students are reported to IPEDS if they are also taking courses at MSU. "Study Away Additional" students are not counted in IPEDS because they are only enrolled in courses for credit at another university during their study away term(s).

Critical Fields Enrollment

Measure 1: Critical Fields Enrollment*

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Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
STEM 3,054 3,187 3,152 3,267 3,228
Health 2,049 2,279 2,272 2,264 2,093
Other Critical 4,829 4,869 4,896 4,766 4,565
Other 12,341 13,203 13,377 13,400 13,567

* Other - all other fields offered by Missouri State University
** Other Critical - fields determined by the State of Missouri as being in high demand for the state
*** STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Enrollment Modality

Measure 1: Student Credit Hours by Modality*

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Summer 2014 - Spring 2015 Summer 2015 - Spring 2016 Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 Summer 2018 - Spring 2019
Interactive Video 4,598 3,506 2,753 1,984 2,521
Dual Credit 14,119 13,592 17,074 17,430 16,769
China Campus 2,178 2,365 2,951 3,296 4,137
Blended 21,199 23,702 22,714 28,077 25,546
Internet 67,336 75,565 87,722 100,455 110,014
Arranged 7,410 7,676 7,232 6,391 6,854
Intersession 2,384 1,760 2,029 1,391 1,386
Media/Telecourse/CD 7,256 7,532 5,443 3,633 2,230
Traditional 312,939 329,167 337,987 327,904 312,992
Evening/Weekend 53,484 49,844 50,582 47,259 44,903
Off Campus 17,823 16,832 16,401 16,248 16,741
ZOOM (Online) - - 273 1,317 1,647

* Reflects the number of student credit hours each type of course produces.

Honors Enrollment

Measure 1: Honors Enrollment

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Year Honors Enrollment
Summer 2014 - Spring 2015 1,305
Summer 2015 - Spring 2016 1,278
Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 1,265
Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 1,197
Summer 2018 - Spring 2019 1,189