Missouri Southern State University

, MO,
3.54 Average Rating

Missouri Southern State University is a public institution based in Joplin. U.S. News & World Report rated the admissions process as “selective” and ranked Missouri Southern #7 in Top Public Schools. Through the university’s International Student Exchange Program and bilateral agreements with universities, students have traveled to countries such as China, England, and Japan. The most popular fields of study are business, police and criminal justice, and criminal justice and law enforcement administration.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
Average SAT Composite: 1030

What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
I have had a fantastic experience with the faculty here in that they were willing to work with me outside of class to make sure I was successful in my academic goals. The study abroad opportunities are fantastic too, allowing for once in a lifetime experiences and lifelong memories. It is a smaller student body, but that allows for a greater sense of student community.
Brian from Joplin, MO
Missouri Southern State University is an excellent school to attend. I am a communication student at Southern and I have been offered countless opportunities. From studying abroad, and extra curricular activities to working in the Relations and Marketing office, I have gained so much experience in such a short amount of time!
Daya from Joplin, MO

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