C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Missouri Southern State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801
Website

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Missouri Southern State University

Cost

Net Price
$8,700/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,161/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,811/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,956/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,530/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,092/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,140Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Average
    50%
  • Leader
    35%
  • Hard Worker
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.38 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • LIONS
    74%
  • Pride
    21%
  • Persevering
    5%

After Missouri Southern State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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Missouri Southern State University Reviews

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I love everything about this campus in Joplin, MO. The faculty and staff are friendly and always greet students with a smile. The campus is very diverse too. I love that there are so many clubs and organizations and if there isn't one for you then you can create one! I also really enjoy all of the activities that CAB presents throughout the semesters.
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A lovely alternative to a large university but still gives you the pleasant experience of a four year college. The faculty is the sublime and care more about their students than I have ever seen. The Honors Program is the best thing to ever happen to me. The best part: the price for the quality. Overall, a great education at and incredibly reasonable price!
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!