WHY MISSOURI STATE?

Why Should I Attend and Play Hockey at Missouri State?


Missouri State has about 20,000 students enrolled. We have students who come from every state in the United States, every province in Canada, and other countries all over the World. Networking yourself into your profession requires little to no effort.

Missouri State offers a first class education at a very inexpensive price. All of MSU’s programs are accredited. The business program is one of the top business schools in the country. A few of Missouri State’s superior programs include construction management, sports administration, nursing, dance, music, sports management, and athletic training. The school of accountancy is accredited by the very prestigious AACSB. As the largest college of business in Missouri and the surrounding five states, Missouri State’s College of Business Administration (COBA) can help you achieve your career aspirations.  The college has earned the highest level of accreditations for its programs, which ensures you will be prepared to enter the job market at the regional, national or even international level.  The exceedingly qualified faculty members welcome you to learn more about where your talents and skills fit best within the College’s outstanding programs of study.

Missouri State offers the true college experience.

The Missouri State Ice Bears have all of our games broadcasted online via Web Sports Radio. All of our Friday games are broadcast on local radio in Springfield. We are also assigned our own beat writer from “The Standard” which is the very popular student news paper. We also have a very nice television contract in place where our games are broadcast on cable television. Most of our games sell out as well; we average about 1,100 fans a game. It is also quite common for our game highlights to make the local sports news.

The Missouri State Ice Bears are proud to call the Mediacom Ice Park (MIP) home for the past 11 seasons now.  MIP is located within walking distance from the Missouri State campus just being a few blocks north in the heart of downtown Springfield.  The multi-million dollar facility houses two sheets of ice. We also have our own locker room for our players to store their equipment in during the season. MIP also accommodates our needs with a video room for watching game tape and a conference room for all team meetings. Mediacom Ice Park is one of the finest facilities in the entire ACHA. The facility has also been chosen to host the ACHA National Championship.

Missouri State offers a unbeatable value. Our cost is lower than state and national averages. In addition, graduate assistant-ships and scholarships may help you pay for school.

Missouri State University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, many of whom have been nationally and internationally recognized in their areas. You will be taught by, and work alongside, professors who are proven scholars, leaders and scientists.

Missouri State has many student services, including an engaged and equipped Career Center, to help put you on the right path to getting a great job. You’ll be prepared for a lifetime of success.

Missouri State has many notable alumni including: Ryan Howard – Philadelphia Phillies, David Glass – Former CEO of Wal-Mart and current Kansas City Royals owner, John Goodman – Actor, Derek Ingram – Radio Announcer of the Chicago Cubs, John Q. Hammons – Hotel Developer, Roy Blunt – Current United States Senator, Bob Holden – Former governor of Missouri

Missouri State University is a truly elite university with an elite hockey program.

We would love to have you become part of the tradition that is Missouri State Ice Hockey and get a world class education at Missouri State University