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.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Missouri Southern State University Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
Most Popular Majors
Police and Criminal Science147 Graduates
Health Professions79 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration78 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities77 Graduates
Elementary Education65 Graduates
Dental Hygiene41 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.43 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Missouri Southern State University Reviews
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.
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!