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#9 Best Public Universities in Missouri

Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, Missouri

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Overview

Student Population
5,045
Missouri Southern State University overview
Location Joplin, Missouri
Online mssu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Missouri Southern State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Joplin, Missouri, Missouri Southern State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,034 prospective students applied, and 2,000 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 710 enrolled in the school.  3,476 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,569 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $6,964 plus fees of $0. Missouri Southern is ranked 829 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

Missouri Southern is rated within the lower 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Missouri Southern State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
Missouri Southern State University overview
SAT 840/1110
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.4
Applications Accepted
98.3% 
Missouri Southern State University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Missouri Resident Tuition
$6,964
In State Costs for Missouri Southern State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$902
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,209
Budget for Other Expenses$3,389
Total One Year Cost$18,464
Out of State Resident Tuition
$13,928
Out of State Costs for Missouri Southern State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$902
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,209
Budget for Other Expenses$3,389
Total One Year Cost$25,428

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$36,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Missouri Southern State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 16%
Health Professions 15%
Education 13%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178341 IPEDS survey data for Missouri Southern State University.

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