Missouri Southern State University Comparison

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Missouri Southern
Location Joplin, MO
Setting Small City
Enrollment 5,045
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #829
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website mssu.edu
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Missouri Southern
Tuition (In State) $6,964
Tuition (Out of State) $13,928
Room & Board $7,209
Avg Net Price $9,519
Avg Grant Aid $6,549
% Receiving Grant Aid 95%


Missouri Southern
Applied 2,034
Admitted 2,000
Acceptance Rate 98.3%
Enrolled % 35.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.4
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 18/25
SAT Range 840/1110
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Aug 1, 2023


Missouri Southern
Student to Faculty Ratio 17:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (19%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (16%)
  • Health Professions (15%)
  • Education (13%)
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities (8%)


Missouri Southern
Graduation Rate 33%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $36,600
Making Student Loan Payments 53%
Median Student Loan Debt $20,831
Median Loan Payment $215


Missouri Southern
% Men 38%
% Women 62%
Racial Diversity Low
% White 77%
% Black 6%
% Hispanic 5%
% Native American 3%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 1%
% International 3%
% Unknown Race 3%


Missouri Southern
% In-State 78%
% Out-of-State 21%


Missouri Southern
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/