Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
US States Represented
41
Countries Represented
31
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
Hispanic
7%
Native American
3%
White
74%
Multiracial
2%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
45%
Student Organizations
84
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
16%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
54%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lions
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc
Total Male Athletes
250
Total Female Athletes
128
Intramural Sports
12
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
I love the Lion's Den at Missouri Southern because they have pretty much anything you would want from Pizza Hut personal pizzas and cinnamon rolls (pasta too!) to salads and wraps, they also serve breakfast and have hamburgers and french fries and chicken sandwiches! Their black bean burger is delicious too for when you don't want to have meat, seriously delicious! The prices aren't bad either especially compared to fast food and you can use your Lion Card anywhere! Even vending machines which is fantastic so you don't have to carry cash all the time.
Megan from Joplin, MO
There are several options for food on campus, both a traditional dining hall with lots of options and also a student center with a few restaurants. There are also a couple coffee shops on campus.
Brian from Joplin, MO
The food in the student life center is great! My favorite is steak and shrimp Fridays!
Jake from Joplin, MO
the food court just upgraded in 2012 by putting in a pizza hut express. overall the food is a little pricey.
Austin from Seneca, MO
MSSU has great food in their Lion's Den. There are multiple options; either you can have healthier foods like sub sandwiches or flatbreads, and they also have hamburgers, fries, chicken, etc. There's even a Pizza Hut inside the Lion's Den and that is my favorite part.
Olivia from Joplin, MO
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.
AshLeigh from Stella, MO