Missouri Southern State University.
College

Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO4 year degree
$11,568
Out-of-state tuition
95%
Acceptance rate

About Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University (Missouri Southern, MSSU, or MoSo) is a public university in Joplin, Missouri, United States. It was established in 1937 as Joplin Junior College.

Highlights

  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and associate degrees
  • 5,426 students
  • 0.14 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.mssu.edu

Notable programs at Missouri Southern State University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Business, Accounting, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Education, and History.

Acceptance Rates

95%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1085
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

2,550 students out of 2,682 applicants were accepted into Missouri Southern State University. They had an average SAT score of 1085.

Tuition and costs

$11,568
Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
$6,067
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Missouri Southern State University was $11,568, while for in-state students it was $6,067. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $17,294.

The average financial aid at Missouri Southern State University is $5,327. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $6,241 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Missouri Southern State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

66%
Of undergrads receive grants
50%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

66% of undergraduate students at Missouri Southern State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Missouri Southern State University

$6,901
Room & board
$824
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri Southern State University was of $6,901 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $824.

Diversity at Missouri Southern State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017