Missouri Southern State University

3950 E Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Missouri Southern State University (commonly referred to as Missouri Southern) is a public education institution that resides in Joplin, Missouri.

Missouri Southern awards associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 33 subject areas and 49 concentrations. The school has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and has specialized accreditation from the American Dental Association - Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dual credit, distance learning and study abroad programs are offered at Missouri Southern State University. Life experience and Advanced Placement (AP) can be used as credit towards a degree and on-campus day care is available.


General Information

Main Phone: (417) 625 -9300 Website: www.mssu.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 312
School Type: Public- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Medium (5,000 - 10,000 students) Undergraduates: 5,548
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 63
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 97%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 25


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 17 23

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 1,691
Accepted 1,632
Acceptance Rate 97%
Enrolled 775

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 73% Full-time 27% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 14% Full-time 86% Part-time
Student Gender 42% Men 58% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

81% White 3% American Indian/Alaska Native
4% Black or African American 1% Multiracial
3% Hispanic/Latino 1% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 7% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 61% $ 6,314
Local Grant 57% $3,770
Institutional Grant 47% $ 3,800
Student Loans 53% $ 5,032

Majors & Degrees


Computer Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer and Information Sciences - - 16 - -

Computer Programming

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Programming ? Programmer) - 17 - - -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 36 - -

Education

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - - 1 -
Teacher Education (multiple Levels) - - - 9 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 62 9 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 70 9 -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - 4 - -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Teacher Education - - - 5 -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
German Language and Literature - - 1 - -

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
French Language and Literature - - 4 - -
Spanish Language and Literature - - 13 - -

Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields

Drafting Design Engineering Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Cad Cadd Drafting and Or Design Technology Technician - 3 - - -

Industrial Production Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Technician - 1 - - -
Industrial Technology Technician - 1 9 - -

Legal Professions and Studies

Legal Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Legal Assistant Paralegal 0 - - - -

Legal Professions and Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Legal Professions and Studies - - 2 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 18 - -

Legal Professions and Studies

Legal Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Legal Assistant Paralegal 0 - - - -

Legal Professions and Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Legal Professions and Studies - - 2 - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - - 86 - -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 3 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biochemistry - - 7 - -

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 33 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 19 - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration 0 - - - -
Juvenile Corrections 0 - 3 - -
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration 0 - 82 - -
Criminal Justice Police Science 0 85 82 - -
Criminal Justice Safety Studies 0 85 82 1 -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 44 - -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration 0 - - - -
Juvenile Corrections 0 - 3 - -
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration 0 - 82 - -
Criminal Justice Police Science 0 85 82 - -
Criminal Justice Safety Studies 0 85 82 1 -

Physical Sciences

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 1 - -

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 2 - -

Social Sciences

International Relations and National Security Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Relations and Affairs - - 6 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 4 - -

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 21 - -

Precision Production

Precision Metal Working

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Machine Shop Technology Assistant - 4 - - -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Medical Administrative Services - - 4 - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist - 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist - 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist 0 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist 0 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -

Dental Support Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Dental Hygiene Hygienist - 42 - - -

Clinical Medical Laboratory Science Research and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist - - 3 - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist - 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist - 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist 0 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist 0 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Medical Administrative Services - - 4 - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist - 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist - 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist 0 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist 0 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -

Dental Support Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Dental Hygiene Hygienist - 42 - - -

Clinical Medical Laboratory Science Research and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist - - 3 - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist - 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist - 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -
Medical Radiologic Technology Science - Radiation Therapist 0 7 - - -
Respiratory Care Therapy Therapist 0 16 - - -
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic) 0 16 - - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - - 198 - -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 8 - -

Sports & Athletics

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Basketball
Baseball
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