Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

Regional Colleges Midwest


Founded in 1937, Missouri Southern State is a public university on 373 acres in Joplin, Missouri. MSSU offers undergraduate and graduate students nearly 200 degree options. It strives to prepare students to understand world affairs, international issues and other cultures through their history, geography, language, literature, philosophy, economics and politics.

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3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Institutional Control: Public
Year Founded: 1937

Admission

Academic calendar: Semester
rolling application deadline
96% accepted

2015-2016 Tuition

Rolling Deadline for applying for financial aid
5% Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees
$10,480 Tuition and Fees

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School Details

Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution: N/A
Guaranteed admission agreement URL: N/A

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Health professions and related clinical sciences, other, Environmental health, Music performance, general, Emergency medical technology/technician (emt paramedic), Speech communication and rhetoric, Music management, Dental hygiene/hygienist, Industrial technology/technician, Adult and continuing education and teaching, Computer programming/programmer, general, Criminal justice/law enforcement administration, Psychology, general, Computer and information sciences, general, Logistics, materials, and supply chain management, Business/managerial economics, Legal professions and studies, other, Cad/cadd drafting and/or design technology/technician, Chemistry, general, Legal assistant/paralegal, Physics, general, Fine/studio arts, general, Secondary education and teaching, Health and physical education/fitness, other, Respiratory care therapy/therapist, Criminal justice/police science, English language and literature, general, Education, general, Biology/biological sciences, general, History, general, Clinical laboratory science/medical technology/technologist, Medical radiologic technology/science - radiation therapist, Business administration and management, general, Art/art studies, general, Biochemistry, Mathematics, general, Sociology, Manufacturing engineering technology/technician, Political science and government, general, International relations and affairs, Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies, Social work, Business/commerce, general, Registered nursing/registered nurse, Drama and dramatics/theatre arts, general, Spanish language and literature, Engineering/industrial management

Minors Offered

Environmental health, Music performance, general, Human resources management/personnel administration, general, Industrial technology/technician, American history (united states), Computer programming/programmer, general, Criminal justice/law enforcement administration, Psychology, general, Cultural anthropology, Computer and information sciences, general, Art history, criticism and conservation, Computer and information systems security/information assurance, International business/trade/commerce, Business, management, marketing, and related support services, other, Legal professions and studies, Geography, Chemistry, general, Legal assistant/paralegal, Fine arts and art studies, other, Physics, general, Information science/studies, Criminalistics and criminal science, Marketing/marketing management, general, Finance, general, French language and literature, Business administration, management and operations, other, Chinese language and literature, English language and literature, general, Biology/biological sciences, general, History, general, Japanese language and literature, Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies, Business administration and management, general, Commercial and advertising art, Military applied sciences, other, Mathematics, general, Sociology, Multi-/interdisciplinary studies, other, Political science and government, general, International relations and affairs, Criminal justice/safety studies, German language and literature, Drama and dramatics/theatre arts, general, Spanish language and literature, Philosophy

General Student Body Information

Gender distribution: 
Total number of undergraduates: 5,561
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,060
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,016

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, personal, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: Campus ministries, Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, international student organization, literary magazine, marching band, model un, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: Track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: Basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track and field (indoor), volleyball


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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 1 4
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 0 1
Burglary 8 8 6
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 0
Arson 0 3 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 1 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 0 0
Burglary 8 7 5
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0
Negligent manslaughter 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0
Robbery 0
Aggravated assault 0
Burglary 1
Motor vehicle theft 0
Arson 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 7 2 4
Liquor law violations 1 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 7 2 1
Liquor law violations 1 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0
Drug law violations 0
Liquor law violations 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.