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

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

Minors Offered

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

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.