Schools & Universities

Springfield is a top center for higher education in Missouri, offering a wealth of liberal arts, business, technical and medical programming. Curriculum in pre-engineering, pre-medical, pre-law, architecture and religion are also offered. Noncredit, continuing education courses are also available, as well as customized training programs.

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Springfield Metro Schools & Universities

Springfield Metro Area Total 46,067
Missouri State University 24,390
Ozarks Technical Community College 11,130
Drury University 3,207
Southwest Baptist University – SBU 2,575
Evangel University 2,111
Cox College of Nursing & Health Sciences 904*
SBU – Springfield Campus (includes Mercy College of Nursing) 559
Columbia College 325
Midwest Technical Institute 313*
Bryan University 296*
Baptist Bible College 257

Source: Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 2018
*National Center for Education Statistics, fall 2017 enrollment

Additional Colleges in the 10-County Region

Crowder College-Neosho
Serves Barry, Dade, Lawrence counties
College of the Ozarks-Branson/Hollister 1,565

Educational Attainment

Percentage of the population 25 years and older

Springfield Metro Missouri USA
High School Diploma 90.3% 90.9% 89.7% 88.0%
4-year College Degree 29.2% 28.4% 29.1% 32.0%

Source: USDC, Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2017

Private Education

Nearly 25,000 students attend classes in the Springfield R-XII School District. The district is accredited under the Missouri School Improvement Program by action of the State Board of Education. The past several years Expansion Management Magazine has rated Springfield at a “Blue Ribbon Educational System” in its Education Quotient study.

Springfield Public Schools Population

Schools Enrollment Student / Classroom Teacher Ratio
Public Elementary 36 11,848 18.2:1
Public Middle 10 5,885 18.2:1
Public High 5 7,222 22.6:1
Private Schools* 15 2,655 12.8:1

Source: Missouri Department of Education, 2017-2018
*PSS Private School Universe Survey, 2015-2016

Springfield Public Schools Data

Faculty with Masters Degree or Higher 65.0%
Average Teacher Salary $49,591
Average Teacher Experience 12.0 years
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Average ACT Composite Score 20.7

Source: Missouri Department of Education, 2017-2018

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