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 Assoc
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
94%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Missouri Southern State University

Cost

Net Price
$9,193/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,652/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,173/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,090/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,651/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,941/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,210Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Average
    50%
  • Leader
    32%
  • Hard Worker
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.40 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • LIONS
    71%
  • Pride
    19%
  • Persevering
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
48%
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!