Founded in 1905, Missouri State University (MSU) is a leading public university located in Springfield, Missouri, United States.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree of the School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the national standard-setting organization for social work education. The Recreation and Leisure Studies curriculum is one of the nationally accredited curriculums by the Council on Accreditation sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association.

All of the programs in the Department of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The 4 year Generic BSN Program has approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology specializations are fully accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Education of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing specialization is fully approved by the national Council on Education of the Deaf.

The College of Business Administration is the largest in the State of Missouri, and is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The Technology Management program is accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT), and the Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The Family and Consumer Sciences B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed. programs are accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Ranking Profile:

- Missouri State University is ranked 53rd in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (Midwest)" (US News 2012).

- The Princeton Review has recognized Missouri State University for the 8th year in a row as one of 2010 'Best in the Midwest' "Best Colleges: Region by Region".

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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