Tuition & Fees

$5,523

$10,568

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,922
Declined + 80
Total Received 2,002
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Public

5,561

undergraduate students

52

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Security/protective Services
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Codes

SAT 6322
ACT 2304

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
39%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
23%
18-23
53%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Missouri Southern State, founded in 1937, is a public, liberal arts university. Its 365-acre campus is located in Joplin, 68 miles west of Springfield.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,613
Established in 1937
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Joplin, MO

365-acre campus in Joplin (population: 50,789), 60 miles from Springfield; instruction sites in Carthage, Cassville, Lamar, and Monett and in Neosho, NV. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Kansas City (150 miles); smaller airports serve Springfield and Tulsa (104 miles).

Missouri Southern State University
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
20%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 3% of male students
 
2 sororities 3% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
39%
12-17
36%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
23%
18-23
53%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,922
Declined + 80
Total Received 2,002

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Derek Skaggs
Director of Enrollment Services
P: 866 818-6778
F: 417 659-4429
admissions@mssu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,957
Room & board $6,627
Additional fees $566
Books & supplies $804
Total $12,954
Average Financial Aid - $7,413
Total with Avg. Aid $5,541

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,413

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,966,216
State $1,352,112
Institutional
Other external
Total $13,318,328

Non-need-based

Federal
State $107,500
Institutional $3,045,768
Other external $620,921
Total $3,774,189

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division II)
Mascot
Lions
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Business
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Communications
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Computer-Aided Drafting/Design
Computer-Assisted Manufacturing Technology
Criminal Justice Administration
Dental Hygiene
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Health
Environmental Health Technology
French
French Education
General Business
General Studies
German
German Education
Health Science
History
History Education
Industrial Technical Education
International Business
International Studies
Kinesiology
Law Enforcement
Logistics/Transportation
Management
Management Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Technology
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Physical Education
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Psychology
Radiology Technology
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Secondary Education
Social Studies Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Teaching
Theatre
Theatre/Speech Education
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Undergraduate

99%

5,561
students

Female
57%
3,189

Male
43%
2,372

Graduate

1%

52
students

Female
85%
44

Male
15%
8

undergraduateFull-time

74%

4,140
students

Female
57%
2,348

Male
43%
1,792

undergraduatePart-time

26%

1,421
students

Female
60%
841

Male
40%
580

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented British Virgin Islands
China
Germany
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Craig Thompson
International Student/Faculty Advisor
417 625-9372
thompson-c@mssu.edu

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