Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)

Joplin, MO

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Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University Student Essentials

Missouri Southern State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Lions
Website: www.mssu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $4,890
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,780
Retention Rate: 61%
Enrollment: 5,270
Year Established: 1937

About MSSU

A broad and even global university experience is what Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) offers its students. In fact, a student can be exposed to rich academics and cultural, social and recreational experiences without ever leaving the MSSU campus.

Located in Joplin, Missouri, MSSU offers approximately 200 undergraduate and graduate programs through distinctive divisions. These include a division of arts and sciences, a business administration division, an education division and a division of technology, which offers programs in high-demand fields such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Computer Science and Respiratory Therapy.

In addition to a vast number of degree programs, MSSU’s student life is a culturally and socially vibrant experience. With more than 80 student organizations as well as an active Greek system, there are extracurricular involvements for everyone.

MSSU also hosts performances or presentations by comedians, musicians and speakers, in addition to numerous other campus events.

MSSU goes even a step further by bringing the world, or at least a sense of it to the campus and students. MSSU participates in a unique semester-themed program that focuses on a particular international locale and integrates the culture of that locale into classes and student activities.

International students and study abroad programs also a big part of MSSU and are welcomed and encouraged through semester exchange programs.

Student services at MSSU are comprehensive and include standard academic and career testing and counseling, as well as financial aid options such as grants and loans for eligible students.

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MSSU Map & Location

Missouri Southern State University
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801


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Getting Around MSSU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Joplin, MO

Winter
Dec
47
28
Jan
45
25
Feb
51
29
Spring
Mar
60
38
Apr
70
47
May
78
56
Summer
Jun
86
65
Jul
91
70
Aug
91
68
Fall
Sep
82
59
Oct
71
48
Nov
59
38

MSSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,219
Freshman Class 858
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 5,270

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 7%
Latino 3%
African American 4%
Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska native 3%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 7%

Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 14%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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