Tuition & Fees

$6,667

$13,334

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,203
Declined + 101
Total Received 2,304
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Public

5,851

undergraduate students

155

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6322
ACT 2304

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,006
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Joplin, MO

365-acre campus in Joplin (population: 52,195), 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).

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
54%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
6%
24-29
20%
18-23
45%
12-17
27%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
34%
30-36
4%
24-29
22%
18-23
55%
12-17
19%

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 Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,203
Declined + 101
Total Received 2,304

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
Dean of Admissions
P: 866 818-6778
F: 417 659-4429
admissions@mssu.edu

Financial Aid

45%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,149

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,667
Room & board $6,364
Books & supplies $831
Total $13,862
Average Financial Aid - $10,149
Total with Avg. Aid $3,713

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,203,607
State $2,726,526
Institutional
Other external
Total $14,930,133

Non-need-based

Federal
State $152,443
Institutional $4,726,484
Other external $770,920
Total $5,649,847
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Becca Diskin
Director of Financial Aid
diskin-b@mssu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Jared Bruggeman (men's)
Athletic Director

Karesa Burr (women's)
Director Of Internal Operations/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Applied Science
Art Education
Art/Graphic Design
Art/Studio Art
Art/Visual Arts
Biology
Biology Education
Business Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
English Education
English Language Learners
Environmental Health/Safety
Finance
French
French Education
General Business
Geography
Health Promotion/Wellness
Health Science
History
Human Resource Management
Human Resources
International Business
International Studies
Law Enforcement
Logistics
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Laboratory Science
Music
Music Industry
Nursing
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Radiology Technology
Respiratory Therapy
Science Education
Social Science
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Speech/Theatre Education
Theatre
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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

6,006

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

5,851
students

Female
62%
3,612

Male
38%
2,239

3%

155
students

Female
74%
114

Male
26%
41

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

4,172
students

Female
62%
2,562

Male
38%
1,610

29%

1,679
students

Female
63%
1,050

Male
37%
629

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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
64%
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 Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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

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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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