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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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Quick Facts


3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595

2014-2015 Tuition

$10,450 Tuition and Fees

Students

5587 undergraduate students
42% male / 58% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
97.3% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1937

Programs Offered

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

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Programming/Programmer, General, Network and System Administration/Administrator, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Genetics, General, Biotechnology, Ecology, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Conservation Biology, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Computational Mathematics, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, Music Performance, General, Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other, Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Pre-Pharmacy Studies, Environmental Health, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Finance, General, International Business, Management Information Systems and Services, Other, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Programming/Programmer, General, Information Science/Studies, Industrial Technology/Technician, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Criminalistics and Criminal Science, Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other, Geography, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Commercial and Advertising Art, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, Music Performance, General, Environmental Health, Business Administration and Management, General, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,587
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,061
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,071
Percent of male undergraduates: 42%
Percent of female undergraduates: 58%

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; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, 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 men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 1 0
Burglary 10 8 6
Motor vehicle theft 1 0 1
Arson 0 0 3
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 1 0
Burglary 5 8 5
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A N/A 0
Negligent manslaughter N/A N/A 0
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A N/A 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A N/A 0
Robbery N/A N/A 0
Aggravated assault N/A N/A 0
Burglary N/A N/A 1
Motor vehicle theft N/A N/A 0
Arson N/A N/A 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 1 0
Drug law violations 19 7 2
Liquor law violations 0 1 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 1 0
Drug law violations 17 7 2
Liquor law violations 0 1 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A N/A 0
Drug law violations N/A N/A 0
Liquor law violations N/A N/A 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.


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