Missouri Southern State University Rankings

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In the World#3955 of 14178
In North America#1118 of 2629
In the United States#1045 of 2528
In Missouri#21 of 68
In Joplin#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
94%
Average SAT
990
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
5,475
Graduates
129
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.mssu.edu

Missouri Southern State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate94%95%94%
Applicants2,2958461,449
Admissions2,1598001,359
Freshmen enrolled full time681289392
Freshmen enrolled part time482226

1,791 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,045 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
51 or 7%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 840
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Missouri Southern State University are 840-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
680 or 93%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Missouri Southern State University are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White4104 (75%)
Hispanic418 (8%)
Black or African American337 (6%)
Asian162 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown142 (3%)
Nonresident Alien128 (2%)
Two or more races114 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native67 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander20 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$5,735
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,289$6,300
Tuition in-state$7,289$6,300
Tuition out-of-state$14,578$6,300

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity950
Combined charge for room and board$7,137

Missouri Southern State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Business & Commerce, General243
Criminal Justice & Police Science102
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration90
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other86
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies83
Elementary Education and Teaching67
Biology & Biological Sciences, General57
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse35
Psychology, General30
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, Other30
Computer Programming & Programmer, General28
Social Work27
Business Administration and Management, General27
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist25
Secondary Education and Teaching25
Speech Communication and Rhetoric24
Computer and Information Sciences, General24
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist19
Sociology16
Environmental Health15
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician13
Education, General13
Curriculum and Instruction11
Political Science and Government, General10
Industrial Technology & Technician10
Fine & Studio Arts, General9
Music Performance, General9
Mathematics, General8
Accounting8
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General7
Educational Leadership and Administration, General7
International Relations and Affairs6
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist5
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management5
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies5
English Language and Literature, General4
Biochemistry4
History, General4
Art & Art Studies, General3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor3
Physics, General2
Chemistry, General2
Business & Managerial Economics2
Geography1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General1
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist1
Grand Total19295361
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate32%28%36%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 38%

Publications & Citations

Publications
201
Citations
3,482

Publication count by topic

Psychology
42
Sociology
18
Biology
16
Business
14
Art
14
Political science
14
Computer science
13
Medicine
13
Mathematics
9
Economics
8
Environmental science
6
History
5
Geography
4
Philosophy
3
Chemistry
2
Engineering
2
Geology
1
Materials science
1
Physics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art148727
Psychology19252,513
Economics2149447
Philosophy28612
Business3078163
Sociology333045
History35231
Political science410610
Geography413525
Geology43603
Mathematics501628
Environmental science51955
Biology525170
Medicine539243
Computer science545230
Materials science57742
Chemistry59608

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990218
1991415
1992123
1993130
1994121
1995115
1996427
1997337
1998132
1999154
2000356
2001653
2002154
2003179
2004272
20052132
20066108
20075137
20086140
20094168
20103172
20117168
20124240
20136244
20146222
201511212
20168200
201714141
201812135
201918178
202015177

General info

Alternative namesMissouri Southern
MSSU
Founded1937
WikipediaMissouri Southern State University
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff603
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, Missouri, 64801-1595
United States
City population50,000
Phone4176259300
Fax+1 (417) 625 3121

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