Missouri Southern State University

3950 E Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Tel: (417)625-9300
Public | 5,417 students
The University offer a baccalaureate program that fosters the total education of each student. Central to that mission is the strong commitment to international education, to the liberal arts, to professional and preprofessional programs, and to the complementary relationship that must exist between liberal and professional education in order to prepare individuals for success in careers and lifelong learning.

School Overview:

Missouri Southern State University
CountyJasper County, MO
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
239 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment5,417 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
4,024 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1,393 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
5,351 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
66 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted96%64%
ACT English (25-75%)17-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)6-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to the bachelor's degree and to selective master's degrees in collaboration with other universities. The University has a statewide mission in international education granted to MSSU by special legislation.
  • The curriculum combines a liberal arts foundation with a professional orientation and a strong commitment to the international aspects of education in order to prepare you for lifelong learning and a successful career in a rapidly changing and competitive world.
  • Missouri Southern State University is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education,Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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