MSSU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Missouri Southern State University

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

MSSU Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
99%
Graduate
1%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
86%
Part-Time
14%

Gender of Students

Women
54%
Men
46%

Ethnic Diversity

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

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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