Missouri Southern State University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4367 of 14,131 In the World
#1227 of 2,597 In North America
#1153 of 2,496 In the United States
#22 of 67 In Missouri
#1 of 2 In Joplin

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
98%
Average SAT
975
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
4,927
Graduates
118
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

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 98% 98% 99%
Applicants 2,034 801 1,233
Admissions 2,000 782 1,218
Freshmen enrolled full time 634 267 367
Freshmen enrolled part time 76 34 42

1,688 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,181 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
67 or 9%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 840
or below

75% of them
had 1110
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Missouri Southern State University are 840-1110 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
598 or 84%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Missouri Southern State University are 18-25 (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

White 3601 (73%)
Hispanic 409 (8%)
Black or African American 343 (7%)
Asian 139 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 131 (3%)
Two or more races 100 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 99 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 65 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 41 (0.8%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,549
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $6,964$6,300
Tuition in-state $6,964$6,300
Tuition out-of-state $13,928$6,300

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 950
Combined charge for room and board $7,209

Missouri Southern State University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business & Commerce, General 209
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 92
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 88
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 79
Criminal Justice & Police Science 76
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 68
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 62
Elementary Education and Teaching 44
Secondary Education and Teaching 44
Psychology, General 41
Social Work 39
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, Other 37
Business Administration and Management, General 24
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 23
Industrial Technology & Technician 21
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 21
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 21
Computer Programming & Programmer, General 20
Curriculum and Instruction 20
Dental Hygiene & Hygienist 20
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 19
Accounting 17
English Language and Literature, General 16
Fine & Studio Arts, General 15
Environmental Health 13
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 10
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 9
Chemistry, General 7
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 7
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 7
International Relations and Affairs 7
Music Performance, General 6
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6
Mathematics, General 5
Political Science and Government, General 5
Biochemistry 4
Sociology, General 4
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 3
History, General 3
Physics, General 3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 3
Art & Art Studies, General 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Geography 1
International Policy Analysis 1
Grand Total 167 999 78
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 32% 26% 36%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 36%

Publications & Citations

Publications
185
Citations
3,454

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
63 / 1,145
Business
43 / 2,057
Psychology
32 / 1,066
Medicine
28 / 296
Computer Science
25 / 162
Health Science
17 / 254
Political Science
15 / 16
Environmental Science
15 / 69
Economics
15 / 666
Art & Design
13 / 54
Biology
13 / 62
Social Psychology
12 / 481
Sociology
11 / 47
Education Majors
11 / 233
Communications and Public Relations
10 / 169
Human Resource Management
10 / 108
Management Information Systems
9 / 23
Mathematics
9 / 116
Investment Banking and Stock trading
7 / 177
Math Teachers
7 / 101
Engineering
7 / 10
Law
7 / 9
Ecology
6 / 50
Demography
6 / 27
Literature
6 / 0
Supply Chain Management
6 / 10
Marketing
6 / 1,306
History
6 / 2
Creative Writing
5 / 35
Project Management
5 / 17
Library and Information science
5 / 5
Management
5 / 1,104
Child Psychology
5 / 637
Media Studies
5 / 5
Physics
4 / 5
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
3 / 100
Evolutionary Biology
3 / 24
Anatomy and Physiology
3 / 19
Geography and Cartography
3 / 0
Environmental Management
3 / 14

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 19
1992 2 25
1993 1 32
1994 3 31
1995 1 22
1996 4 33
1997 3 45
1998 1 38
1999 1 63
2000 3 60
2001 6 62
2002 1 65
2003 1 90
2004 2 77
2005 1 141
2006 7 114
2007 6 139
2008 7 157
2009 4 177
2010 3 181
2011 7 185
2012 5 244
2013 7 264
2014 7 237
2015 12 239
2016 9 204
2017 14 166
2018 20 174
2019 22 190
2020 24 274
2021 21 437

Notable alumni

  1. Jeff Speakman

    Jeff Speakman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerKenpo
    Biography

    Jeff Speakman is an American actor and a martial artist in the art of American Kenpo and Japanese Gōjū-ryū, earning black belts in each. Between 2008 and 2018, he was President of the International Kempo Federation.

  2. Lonny Chapman

    Lonny Chapman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2007 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    television actoractorplaywright
    Biography

    Lon Leonard Chapman was an American actor best known for his numerous guest star appearances on television drama series.

  3. James Thrash

    James Thrash
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    James Ray Thrash is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at Missouri Southern State University.

  4. Allen Barbre

    Allen Barbre
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Allen Wade Barbre is a former American football offensive guard. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football for Missouri Southern State University. He was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Denver Broncos.

  5. Janet L. Kavandi

    Janet L. Kavandi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    chemistastronaut
    Biography

    Janet Lynn Kavandi, a native of Carthage, Missouri, is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She is a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions, served as NASA's Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office, and was the Center Director at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio from March 2016 until her retirement from NASA in September 2019. She was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2019.

  6. Sean James

    Sean James
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    American football playermodel
    Biography

    Sean James is a former American football player and activist who signed as a rookie free agent with the Minnesota Vikings (1991–1992). Sean is the cousin of father and son Major League Baseball players Cecil Fielder and Prince Fielder. In June 2012, James created Be In The Know About Bullying to combat homophobia and bullying.

  7. Bob Beatty

    Bob Beatty
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Robert Beatty is a football coach and the former head football coach for the Trinity Shamrocks, a high school American football team located at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the most successful High School Football coach in Kentucky state history by championships won, with 15 state championship titles and one National Championship during his nearly forty-year-long career.

  8. Ron Richard

    Ron Richard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ronald F. Richard is an American politician from the state of Missouri. A Republican, Richard served in the Missouri House of Representatives, including as Speaker of the House before being elected to the State Senate in 2010. He is the first speaker to later be elected Missouri senator in more than 100 years, the first in Missouri's history to serve as top leader in both houses of his state's legislature, and the fifth person in United States history to do such. Richard represented the 32nd Senatorial District.

General info

Alternative names Missouri Southern
MSSU
Founded 1937
Colors green, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 562
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address 3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, Missouri, 64801-1595
United States
City population 52,000
Phone 8668186778
Fax +1 (417) 625 3121

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