Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

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Undergrad Health & Medicine

Tuition & Fees

$6,964

$13,928

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,000
Declined 34
Total Received 2,034
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Public

6,457

undergraduate students

160

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,617
Established in 1937
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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 Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
42%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
560
25th
430
75th
550
25th
410
75th
25
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,000
Declined 34
Total Received 2,034

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

65%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,071

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,964
Room & board $7,209
Books & supplies $902
Total $15,075
Average Financial Aid - $6,071
Total with Avg. Aid $9,004

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,202,742
State $2,557,438
Institutional
Other external
Total $13,760,180

Non-need-based

Federal
State $157,047
Institutional $4,483,644
Other external $732,504
Total $5,373,195
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 417 625-9325
F: 417 625-3121
finaid@mssu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, golf, miniature golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
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.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Health.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Geography.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
History, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
International Policy Analysis.
International Relations and Affairs.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
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 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, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,617

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

6,457
students

Female
60%
3,879

Male
40%
2,578

2%

160
students

Female
70%
112

Male
30%
48

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

4,304
students

Female
60%
2,560

Male
40%
1,744

34%

2,153
students

Female
62%
1,319

Male
38%
834

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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