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Tuition & Fees

$9,063

$17,712

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

Student Enrollment
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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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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
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: 51,316), 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

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

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

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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.
Accountancy
Accounting
Applied Science
Art/Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communications/Mass
Computational Forensics/CJAD
Computational Mathematics
Computer Forensics/CJAD
Computer Information Systems
Computer-Aided Drafting/Design
Computer-Assisted Manufacturing Technology
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum & Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Ecology
Economics
Education Administration
Elementary Education
Elementary Special Education
Engineering
English Language Learner Education
English Literary Studies
English Professional/Technical Writing
Environmental Health/Safety
Finance
French
General Studies
Geography
Graphic Design
Health Promotion/Wellness
Health Science
Health Science Business
History
Human Resource Management
Industrial Engineering Technology
Information Systems
Information Technology
International Business
International Studies
K-12 Education
K-12 TESOL
Law Enforcement
Logistics
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle School Education
Music
Music Industry
Nursing
Paramedic
Physical Education
Physical/Occupational Therapy
Physics
Physics Engineering
Political Science
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medical
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary
Psychology
Public Relations
Radiologic Technology
Radiology Technology
Respiratory Therapy
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Teacher Education/Early Childhood
Teaching
Theatre
Veterinary
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

Not reported

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

Not reported

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement
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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
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