Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

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Undergrad Health & Medicine

Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

134%

acceptance rate

Accepted 418
Declined -107
Total Received 311
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Public

5,475

undergraduate students

129

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,604
Established in 1937
Coeducational Coeducational

365-acre campus in Joplin (population: 52,288), 60 miles from Springfield; instruction sites in Carthage, Cassville, Lamar, and Monett, MO; 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).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Joplin Regional

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • International Studies
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security at campus events, emergency vehicle assistance, safety awareness information to students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
71%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
23%
400-499
39%
300-399
17%
700-800
3%
600-699
9%
500-599
27%
400-499
47%
300-399
11%
30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
52%
12-17
19%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.37

Not Selective

134%

acceptance rate

Accepted 418
Declined -107
Total Received 311

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
International Relations and Affairs
Juvenile Corrections
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Mathematics, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

5,604

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

5,475
students

Female
61%
3,344

Male
39%
2,131

2%

129
students

Female
70%
90

Male
30%
39

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

3,844
students

Female
62%
2,357

Male
38%
1,487

30%

1,631
students

Female
61%
987

Male
39%
644

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 65%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

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
7%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Noncompetitive

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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