Missouri Southern State University

3950 E Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801-1595

About Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards master’s degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,639
Student Age% Under 2566%
 % 25 and Over34%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time72%
 % Part-time28%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.1%
 % Black3.6%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino2.6%
 % Native American2.5%
 % Race Unknown7.0%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyCAD, Drafting
Art Degrees OfferedAssociates Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted94%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled53%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT88%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$15
 Graduate Application Fee$15
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,530
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,532
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid88%
 % Undergraduates with Loans46%
 % Undergraduates with Grants86%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,500
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,000
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,150
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,750
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,750

Neighborhood Data for the Joplin Area

Median Age35.5
Median Household Income$37,587
Total Population49,858
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.0% 53.0%
 Age 0-951.8%48.2%
 Age 10-1751.0%49.0%
 Age 18-2442.9%57.1%
 Age 25-2953.0%47.0%
 Age 30-3948.0%52.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White89.7%
 % Black3.1%
 % Asian1.3%
 % Latino3.1%
 % Native American1.8%
 % Pacific Islander0.5%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$5,500
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,000
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$463
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50079.0%54.0%12.3%
 $500 to $74921.0%40.0%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%4.0%24.1%
 Over $10000.0%2.0%3.2%
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