5,732
Students
Financial aid thermometer
8,485
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
94
2196/2333
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Missouri Southern State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Joplin, MO, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 3950 East Newman Road
Hearnes 106B
Joplin, MO  64801-1595
United States
Contact Mr. Derek Skaggs
Director of Enrollment Services
Email: admissions@mssu.edu
Phone: 417-625-9537
Fax: 417-659-4429

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Environmental Health Checkmark
Health And Medical Administrative Services Related Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,333
Applied
2,196
Accepted
5,732
Enrolled
94%
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Female Admissions

1,409
Females Applied
1,342
Females Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

924
Males Applied
854
Males Accepted
92%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.25
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs 2 recommendations
Other requirements: Class rank of at least 50%, minimum recommended ACT score of at 21

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported September 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,501
In-state
11,002
Out-of-state
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Fees

566
Full-time student fees

Financial Aid

8,485
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,367
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,925
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,806
Avg. Loan Aid
2,553
Avg. Grant Aid
4,635
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,732
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
18%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.52%
Black or African American 5.93%
White or Caucasian 76.33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.04%
Asian 1.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 1.34%
Other 2.98%

Gender

Male (44.47%)
Female (55.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 14%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Welcome Week, International Studies and Spring Fling

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
security at campus events, emergency vehicle assistance, safety awareness information to students

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
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Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

350
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 202
Part-time - 148
Male - 171
Female - 179