Schools & Universities

Springfield is a top center for higher education in Missouri, offering a wealth of science, business, technical and medical programming. Curriculum in engineering, pre-medical, pre-law, and architecture 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 42,641
Missouri State University  22,925
Ozarks Technical CC  10,506
Drury University  2,462
Southwest Baptist University  2,267
Evangel University  2,100
Cox College  956
SBU- Springfield Campus  442
Midwest Technical Institute  385
Baptist Bible College  280
Bryan University  184
Bolivar Technical College  134

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, fall 2021 enrollment

More data and stats for Missouri State University can be found here.

Additional Colleges in the 10-County Region

Crowder College-Neosho
Serves Barry, Dade, Lawrence counties
College of the Ozarks-Branson/Hollister 1,479

Educational Attainment

Percentage of the population 25 years and older

Springfield Metro Missouri USA
High School Diploma 92.3% 92.9% 91.6% 89.4%
4-year College Degree 32.9% 31.2% 31.7% 35.0%

Source: USDC, Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2021

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 K-12 School Population

Schools Enrollment Student / Classroom Teacher Ratio
Public Elementary 38 11,631 20.2:1
Public Middle 9 5,137 19.9:1
Public High 5 7,581 21.4:1
Private Schools* 18 3,754 9.7:1

Source: Source: Missouri Department of Education, 2022: Springfield Public Schools Annual Report 2020-2021
*PSS PSS Private School Universe Survey, 2020

Springfield Public Schools Data

Faculty with Masters Degree or Higher 59.6%
Average Teacher Salary $54,245
Average Teacher Experience 12.1 years
Average Student/Teacher Ratio 20:1
Average ACT Composite Score 19.8

Source: Missouri Department of Education, 2019-2020

View the Springfield Public Schools website for more information.

View extensive statistics on the Springfield Public Schools.
View the Springfield Public Schools Annual Report.
View the State of Missouri report on the Springfield Public Schools.