Missouri Southern State University: Ranking & Review

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Missouri Southern State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate95%93%96%
Enrolled undergraduates1,012406606
Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,1742,4333,741

2,914 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,077 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores0
Percent of students submitting SAT scores0%

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores963
Percent of students submitting ACT scores95%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $25. Application fee for graduates - $35.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Missouri Southern State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $6,901 and other expenses per full academic year.

Missouri Southern State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 950 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,501$11,002
Fees for full-time undergraduates$566$566
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$183$367
Tuition for Full-time graduates$4,500$6,750
Fees for full-time graduates$278$278
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$250$375

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs101136237
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service147787232
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services520012217
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities7777
Biological and Biomedical Sciences6161
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3636
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields161430
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services161430
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2222
Social Sciences2121
Visual and Performing Arts2121
English Language and Literature & Letters1313
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics31013
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1111
Legal Professions and Studies77
Physical Sciences77
Mathematics and Statistics77
Grand Total295872281,195

A total of 1,167 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Missouri Southern State University.

At the master's level 28 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate33%30%36%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 24%

General info

Alternative namesMissouri Southern
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff616
Instructional FTE255
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.mssu.edu
Address3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, Missouri, 64801-1595
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000
Fax+1 (417) 625 3121

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