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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 06/30/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Missouri State University

901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-8500 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Clifton M. Smart, President
Name change notes: Missouri State Teachers College, Southwest to Southwest Missouri State University (1972) to Missouri State University (8/28/05) Fourth District State Normal School to Southwest Missouri State Teachers College (1919) to Southwest Missouri State College (1945) to Southwest Missouri State University (1972) to Missouri State University (8/28/2005)
HLC Institution ID: 1449
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 01/01/1915

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2005 - 2006

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2015 - 2016

Last Date of Information Change: 09/22/2014

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Specialist, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 14,097   4,420
Graduate: 1,606   1,693
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   2,176  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 0   0
Bachelors Degrees 119   2,890
Masters Degrees 50   1,124
Specialist Degrees 2   19
Doctoral Degrees 5   40
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 46   138

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 11/25/2013)

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Cassville Instructional Center (Crowder College) - Cassville, MO; Joplin Extension Center - Joplin, MO; Joplin Graduate Center at Missouri Southern State University - Joplin, MO; OTC Lebanon Center - Lebanon, MO; Missouri State University - Mountain Grove - Mountain Grove, MO; Crowder College Campus - Neosho, MO; Nevada Instructional Center - Nevada, MO; Kraft Administrative Center - Springfield, MO; Waynesville Central Office - Waynesville, MO; Missouri State University - West Plains - West Plains, MO;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Defense and Strategic Studies Department - Fairfax, VA;
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   Liaoning Normal University - Dalian, CHINA;