Missouri State University (MSU or Mo State formerly Southwest Missouri State University) is a public university located in Springfield, Missouri, United States and founded in 1905. It is the state's second largest university, with an official enrollment of 21,059 in the Fall 2012 semester. In 2011 students represented 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and 83 countries. The Springfield campus is one of two degree granting institutions within the Missouri State University System, the other being a two-year campus in West Plains, Missouri. A bachelor of science in business from MSU is offered at the Missouri State University Branch Campus Dalian in the People's Republic of China. In addition to its main campus, MSU maintains a fruit research station in Mountain Grove and the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies program housed in Fairfax, Virginia. The school is classified by the Carnegie foundation as one of six master's colleges and universities in Missouri. The school was ranked 53rd of the Midwestern regional universities by the 2012 U.S. News and World Report, down one spot from 2011. In this category, MSU is the second highest ranked public school in Missouri and fifth overall for undergraduates.
On March 30, 2012, their board of governors voted to increase tuition about 3% ($6.48 per credit hour) for in-state undergraduates. Out-of-state undergrads will see their tuition increase $24 per credit hour. Increases also for graduate students. Their business school will also start a $25-per-credit-hour fee for upper-level courses.
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