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Missouri Southern State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
5,360
Total Undergrads
Including 1,468 Part-time
900
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 50 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division II (with football)

Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,982)
5
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,974)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 98 86 - -
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 16 21 - -
Football 112 - - -
Golf 13 - - -
Soccer - 25 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.6%
Hispanic 2.7%
Non-resident alien 1.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.8%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 80.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Missouri Southern State University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 19
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 11
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anna from Saint Louis, MO
  • 2
  • The dorms pretty much suck. They're all outdated. If you don't want to feel imprisoned, your best bet is to pay the extra money and live in a suite. The…

  • Dec-14-2012 Read More
  • AshLeigh from Stella, MO
  • 4
  • Currently, dorm life is a bit mediocre. But the entire administration is working towards improvements. The next big additions will be an entirely new apartment complex and a FEMA building…

  • Dec-19-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Sia
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely sub-par. Stock up on yoghurt and veggies in your room, or be prepared for a lot of junk.

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  • 3
  • AshLeigh from Stella, MO
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Many students, particularly dorm students, are less than satisfied with the food available in the dining hall. However, across campus the Lion's Den has a variety of choices, from healthy items to a Pizza Hut Express. We also have a wonderful little Starbucks on the 1st floor of the library.

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  • 2
  • Forevery, MO
  • Nov-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining on campus is slowly getting better. The recently added a pizza hut in what is referred to as the lion's den, which is the food court pretty much. As great as this may sound, I have had a number of friends, as well as myself, become sick after eating there. We no longer eat at the lions den. The food options are limited to greasy food or old salads. Across campus at the dorms there is a cafeteria. The bad thing is that it is so far away you would almost rather starve than walk all the way over there. Unless you have a meal plan you will have to pay for the food buffet which is an average of $10. The food is sub par and typically over picked. There is hardly enough seating or utensils to use when eating here. If you don't mind sacrificing your parking spot then there is dining not far from campus. There is a Japanese steak house not far away or a number of fast food restaurants. Though if you don't feel like possibly getting sick, walking across campus, or losing your parking spot, then the bookstore offers a variety of tasty snacks.

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  • 3
  • Lacy from Joplin, MO
  • Oct-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is great, if you eat in the dining hall then it is an all you can eat buffet. If you eat in the Lion's Den then you pay for each and every little thing that you want to eat and it is not a good price.

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  • 2
  • Caleb from Galena, KS
  • Oct-10-2013 I am a current student here

    I've heard the students make complaints about the cafeteria food, but I don't eat at school. So I'm guessing that the food at mssu could use a revamp.

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  • 3
  • Ryan from Herculaneum, MO
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafe is rather disappointing at times but they have their days. There is always something to find, it just seems that the cafe is repetitive sometimes.

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  • 3
  • Rian from Waynesville, MO
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here is better on some days and not so good on the other days. But beggars cant be choosers as my parents always used to say. There is a snack type shop where they sell pizza hut or make burgers or chicken, sandwiches coffee, tea and lots of other stuff to that you can buy with money or use your card to charge it.

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  • 4
  • Renee from Joplin, MO
  • Apr-29-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is decent. Many different options are provided, but the same food tend to be served monthly if not weekly. The Lion's Den is great for a quick meal on campus-side.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sia
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a couple sororities and fraternities but it's not a big deal here at all.

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  • 0
  • AshLeigh from Stella, MO
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greeks do not have their own housing on campus, but no one seems to mind. I've never heard of any outrageous hazing. The Greeks are typically great role models in the Missouri Southern community, and they also become small families within themselves. Not everyone joins, I myself chose to abstain. But everyone who does join falls in love with in.

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  • 0
  • Forevery, MO
  • Nov-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is small but active. I use to be involved with ZTA so I can give you a personal insight to this wonderful group of women. My fiance was also a part of the KA Greek group on campus. Both of these chapters have recieved a number of awards from their national chapter and are always growing. There are three other Greek groups on campus, one more sorority and two more fraternities. Each group has its plus and minus, but overall they are great groups. The Greek life is very active on campus, but is also very exclusive. If you are not a member with the chapter then it is unlikely you will be invited to join unless it is a fundraising event like ZTA's pink week, which raises breast cancer awareness or KA's MDA week. Each group has a main philanthropy they lead to help and each semester they host a week that is dedicated to that. I personally loved my time with ZTA and I have met some of my long life friends in this group. The bonuses to the Greek life at MSSU is that it is cheaper, no required housing, and more personal. There are not Greek housing options available at the moment but could be in the future. The price of Greek life is almost a 3rd of what it would cost at a larger campus. If you are interested in Greek life experiences but don't want that hefty price tag that can come with it, then MSSU's Greek life may be for you.

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  • 0
  • Rian from Waynesville, MO
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't big here but they are cool. Everyone says they would join if they had greek houses but I personally think those who say that are in it for the wrong reasons then. You do have to pay dues to join and that's why I didn't join because I don't have a job so I couldn't pay the dues.

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  • 0
  • Bethany from Joplin, MO
  • Apr-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Not a lot of options here. If you are willing to pay the dues they will accept you. No one gets turned away.

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  • 0
  • Anna from Saint Louis, MO
  • Dec-14-2012 I am a current student here

    I think there are only like 2 sororities on campus, and maybe 3 fraternities. No Greek houses that I know of. Again, this is not a party school.

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  • 0
  • Samuel from Leavenworth, KS
  • Jul-14-2012 I am a current student here

    I have no interest in pledging but if that is what you are into the school has greek organizations for you learn and explore your options

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