96%

Acceptance Rate

$5,790

Avg.Financial Aid

002488

FAFSA Code

About Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

6,006

Website

www.mssu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

3950 E. Newman Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4176259300
Fax: 4176594457
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Missouri Southern State University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15- Feb

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

96%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

18 - 24

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $25. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 840-1140, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Missouri Southern State University, must score 21 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 18 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595, or call (417) 625-9300.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$9,446

Average Annual Cost

$6,503

Books And Supplies

$831

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,004

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,328

Total One Year Cost

$17,666

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to MSSU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $21,679. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

61%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

26%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Criminal Justice and Corrections

228 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

192 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

94 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

79 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

77 Graduates

Biology, General

56 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

52 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

44 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

41 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

36 Graduates

Psychology, General

32 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

25 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

22 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

16 Graduates

Computer Programming

16 Graduates

Sociology

14 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

13 Graduates

Public Health

13 Graduates

Education, General

12 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

11 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

11 Graduates

Social Work

11 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

10 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Legal Support Services

7 Graduates

Mathematics

7 Graduates

History

6 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Quality Control and Safety Technolo...

5 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

3 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

3 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,851

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

44%

Full-time

71%

Part-time

29%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

72% White

3% Unknown

6% Black

8% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

3% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

18%

Out Of State

81%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$46,217 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Lions

School Colors

green and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mid-America Intercollegiate Ath Assoc

Total Male Athletes

250

Total Female Athletes

128

Intramural Sports

12

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At MSSU, $7,137 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Missouri Southern State University offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MSSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 39% male and 61% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$33,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$6,100

$29,669

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$63 - 308

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

90%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,790

Students Receiving Federal Grants

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,596

Students Receiving State Aid

40%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,784

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

66%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,899

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$7,257

$30K - $48K

$6,943

$48K - $75K

$4,429

$75K - $110K

$2,625

> $110K

$2,874

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$14,832,749

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,649,847

In case the students at Missouri Southern State University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,682, whereas the financial aid is $2,801. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $1,874 as well as institutional aid worth $2,801. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Missouri Southern State University amount to $14,832,749 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $5,649,847.

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