Missouri Southern State University
Joplin, MO, USA

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
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
45%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
47%
52%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
White
91%
Hispanic
1%
Native American
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
The academics at Missouri Southern are really great for a multitude of degrees, they offer so many options and the professors are really professional and many have worked in their field before. You work hard but you learn a lot and the professors want to help you succeed.
Megan from Joplin, MO
The faculty know their stuff, and if you are willing to put in the effort, you are sure to come out with a great education. Don't be afraid to talk to your professor or adviser if you are struggling. They want you to succeed and they are super helpful in making that happen. There is also a great student success center that has great tutors.
Brian from Joplin, MO
I really like all of my classes and teachers. Everything is hands on which is good for me, and I connect well with all my classmates. The teachers are easy to talk to, and actually learn about you as an individual student.
Jake from Joplin, MO
mssu takes into consideration the importance of being a critical thinker and a global citizen.
Austin from Seneca, MO
My classes and professors were tough but not so tough I couldn't learn. I was challenged to grow and develop new skills. My professors have been fun and have given me advise for after graduation and I am incredibly grateful for them.
Olivia from Joplin, MO
Academics are great. Missouri Southern offers many different classes to students and the teachers are wonderful!
Daya from Joplin, MO
The class sizes here are relatively small compared to many universities. It makes it easier to form relationships with professors and fellow students, making the material easier to learn if you put in a moderate amount of effort. Some might think that we must not learn as much if the material is not as difficult to learn, but I have heard many doctors say that when they went to medical school they were grateful that they chose Missouri Southern; they were competitive because they were well-prepared.
AshLeigh from Stella, MO