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Missouri Southern State University Stats, Info and Facts

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6,231 Students

95% Admitted

  • 6,174 full time
  • 1,683 part time
  • 1,911 men full time
  • 2,638 women full time
  • 2,599 applied
  • 2,443 admitted
  • 1,118 enrolled

6,021 Undergraduates

$5,501 Tuition/Year

  • 51 Graduates
  • 530 Non-Degree
  • $5,501 in state
  • $566 fees
  • $7,004 room & board
  • $831 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Plains Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Austin from Seneca, MO
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  • this college is great when it comes to benefits for students. every professor is always willing to help. on campus housing is one of the best in missouri. …

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  • Megan from Joplin, MO
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  • A gorgeous place to learn, work, and grow with many opportunities to be involved. Missouri Southern is a place that will make you feel welcome and also make sure you…

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  • AshLeigh from Stella, MO
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  • Missouri Southern is a quality education at a fair price. The faculty are personally invested in the students' education and success. If you're open to it, the people here will…

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  • Thelma - Green Forest, AR
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  • Missouri Southern State University is a quality education for an amazing price. This is important to many students who are looking for a good education that won't leave them in…

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Mission Statement

Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Central to our mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, professional and pre-professional programs, and the complementary relationship that must exist among them to prepare individuals for success in careers and lifelong learning.

Missouri Southern State University
  • Located in Joplin, MO
  • Public
  • 6,231 students enrolled
  • 95% admitted
  • $5,501 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • Nicole from Reeds, MO
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Joplin's really not a great place for attractions and entertainment, especially with the tornadoes that just went through. It's got the Boomtown Days festival in June, and nearby Carthage has it's Maple Leaf Festival in October, both of which are awesome to attend. Tulsa, Springfield, Branson, and Kansas City are only a few hours away, though.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from Carthage, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I love this school.... close to home, cheap, and I'm surrounded by friends, both new and old! Professors are generally excellent (especially the Biology Department!!) There are excellent opportunities for campus activities, scholarships, and such! If you're short on cash and want to have a cozy, close-to-home college experience, this is the place to be! :D

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  • 4
  • Gabrielle from Joplin, MO
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The campus is a mid size campus. Perfect transition for those from smaller schools or those that just want that kind of community.

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  • 3
  • Andrea from Neosho, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I can't say MSSU was my first choice and I am planning on transferring. However, it has been nice staying home for an extra year. So far, my teachers have been pleasant and willing to help and the overall atmosphere is comfortable.

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  • 5
  • MSSU student
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful. I have made lots of friends with similar interests; there is really something for everyone. The international focus is great with lots of activities.

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