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Missouri Southern State University
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  • 4 Year
  • JOPLIN, MO

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Missouri Southern is a public university located in Joplin, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,844 undergraduate students. The Missouri Southern acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Business, Police and Criminal Science, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 32% of students, Missouri Southern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.

About

3950 E. NEWMAN ROAD
JOPLIN, MO 64801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

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.

MSSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$9,810 / 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
$5,735 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 39 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,844 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,631
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Average
    46%
  • Leader
    31%
  • Hard Worker
    19%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 46 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • LIONS
    56%
  • Pride
    22%
  • Underrated
    11%
  • Persevering
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
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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