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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Missouri Southern State is a public university located in Joplin, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,358 undergraduate students. The Missouri Southern State acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Business, Police and Criminal Science, and Health Professions. Graduating 33% of students, Missouri Southern State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.
About Missouri Southern State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801
Website

Missouri Southern State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,018/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,368/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,358Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,663
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Average
    44%
  • Leader
    32%
  • Hard Worker
    16%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.43 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • LIONS
    63%
  • Pride
    25%
  • Persevering
    8%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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I love Missouri Southern! All of the professors I’ve had are always more than willing to help you, and are kind. The student body is pretty friendly as well. There are a few things that need updated and worked on, but other than that, I love this university! This is not really a party school (I’m not complaining. I’m here to learn after all!) The sports are ok. It just all depends on which one you’re talking about. The location of this school is excellent! It’s just on the outskirts, and it’s not hard to get anywhere you need. Joplin is just the right size to start out in if you’re from a smaller town like me. There are fun activities almost every week for students to participate in, and sometimes they even show movies.
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Missouri Southern is a great place to meet students from a diverse number of backgrounds and viewpoints. It's a very social campus teeming with academically invested people who actively strive to improve themselves and the world around them. Attending MSSU will allow you to grow yourself socially as a person while growing your intelligence by learning from passionate and knowledgeable professors who genuinely care about your education. The cost is amazing too!
I enjoy Missouri Southern State University. It has a welcoming community and a beautiful campus! There could be some improvements in parking, but that is just a minor issue. Traffic is not horrible. I have a forty-minute commute each day. I really enjoy being a Missouri Southern Lion!