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.
Springfield Metro Schools & Universities
|Springfield Metro Area Total||42,641|
|Missouri State University||22,925|
|Ozarks Technical CC||10,506|
|Southwest Baptist University||2,267|
|SBU- Springfield Campus||442|
|Midwest Technical Institute||385|
|Baptist Bible College||280|
|Bolivar Technical College||134|
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, fall 2021 enrollment
Additional Colleges in the 10-County Region
Serves Barry, Dade, Lawrence counties
|College of the Ozarks-Branson/Hollister||1,479|
Percentage of the population 25 years and older
|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
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|
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.