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
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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

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
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
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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 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
$32,500/ 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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Better staff. Lots of rude people in the book store. Very low income. Maybe focus on spending more money focusing on the people than building new buildings. No one is going to fill the buildings and classrooms if they aren't taken care of. Better food. When I was in the dorms, breakfast was pretty much just different versions of the same thing. (Eggs, potatoes) Mix it up a bit!
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Missouri Southern has a great online business program that works well for working adults. All ther professors are great and are happy to assist students in the learning process. Their career services department provides excellent tips and assistance in job searching, writing cover letters and building resumes.
I'm disappointed in the lack of online options for the master's in management program. The program was designed to be for working professional, but isn't set up that way. The program mainly offers a lot of evening classes several of which begin at 5:30pm, which is not conducive for working professionals.
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.