Colleges and Universities

Public and private. Big and small. Four-year, community, and technical. With more than a dozen local colleges and universities, Springfield, Missouri, is very much a thriving city with a focus on higher education. Nearly 50,000 students per year choose Springfield to pursue academic paths from liberal arts and business to engineering, architecture, medicine, science, and theology. Our wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs makes it easy to access a lifelong education. Read more about several of our area’s major institutions and professional programs, or scroll to the bottom to link to other great local campuses.

  • Missouri State University

    Missouri State University (MSU) is the second-largest university system in the state with over 23,000 students, a main campus in Springfield, and satellite locations in West Plains and Mountain Grove, Missouri, as well as Dalian, China. The university is home to the largest business college in the four-state area, and students may choose from 88 majors with 187 different emphasis options. MSU is listed in America’s Top Colleges list by Forbes magazine and received a Best in the Midwest distinction from The Princeton Review.

  • Ozarks Technical Community College

  • Drury University

  • Evangel University

  • Southwest Baptist University—Bolivar

  • University of Missouri – Springfield Programs

  • Health Sciences and Nursing Programs

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