Missouri State University (MSU or MO State formerly Southwest Missouri State University) is a public university located in Springfield, Missouri
Missouri State University is the state’s second largest university, with an official enrollment of 22,385 in the fall 2014 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. In the 2014 U.S. News and World Report the school was ranked 68th in the category Midwestern regional universities.