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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
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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
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,203/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,566/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,813/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,930/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,984/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,396/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,460Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Average
    48%
  • Leader
    35%
  • Hard Worker
    17%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

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.41 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • LIONS
    68%
  • Pride
    23%
  • Persevering
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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 has done so much for me! The instructors care so much about me and my education. They work well with my schedule and are understanding. I work hard, but Missouri Southern brings out the best things in me, and encourages me to be better. The dorms are super affordable. The campus police give a training to all freshman, helping you feel safe. The campus is so gorgeous, and I have met so many people here.
I love this school and will treasure the rest of my time here on this BEAUTIFUL campus.
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I love the size of this school. I grew up in a small town and enjoy building academic relationships with my college professors as I did in high school. The faculty at MSSU truly cares about their students' success, and the school is in a good location for networking to begin careers in close cities/towns. Good networking opportunities in Joplin! Also, a fantastic education for the price you pay.
My experice at Missouri Southern is better then going to a large university. At Southern students get a one on one with professors. Southern offers students real experiece oppotunites to prepare them for their career path. In the communication deparentment students can host a news series, public relation students can build their network with PRSSA, and mass communication students can learn how to broadcast and record on cameras and radio stations. Missouri Southern is small, yet growing fast with students and studying opportunites.