Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO, USA
3.54 Average Rating

Originally founded as a junior college, Missouri Southern State University is now a 4-year public institution in southwest Missouri. MSSU is home to schools of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and Health Sciences as well as a Law Enforcement Academy. To support the fine and performing arts, the MSSU campus hosts the Spiva Art Gallery and Taylor Performing Arts Center. For athletically inclined students, MSSU fields 15 men’s and women’s sports teams known as the Lions.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
23%
0
100
94%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1030
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,174
Total Number of Undergrads
6,021
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,011
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$5,501
Out-of-State Tuition
$11,002
0
100
45%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,044
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
75
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Joplin
Kansas City
Springfield
Fayetteville
Saint Louis
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
49%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$32,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
this college is great when it comes to benefits for students. every professor is always willing to help. on campus housing is one of the best in missouri.
Austin from Seneca, MO
Missouri Southern is a quality education at a fair price. The faculty are personally invested in the students' education and success. If you're open to it, the people here will become like your family.
AshLeigh from Stella, MO

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