3950 E. Newman RoadJoplin, MO 64801-1595 417-625-9378
http://www.mssu.edu admissions@mssu.edu
About Missouri Southern State University-Joplin
  • Year of Foundation 1937
  • Size of Campus 365 acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 5,473
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59%, 41%, 15%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 15
  • Enrollment No. 5,135
Missouri Southern State University is a great place to live and learn! Located at the Gateway to the Ozarks in Joplin, Mo., the University is within minutes of the Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas borders. Historic Route 66 runs through the city with the major metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa, Okla., within one or two hours of the campus. Missouri Southern serves nearly 6,000 students in nearly 200 academic programs. MSSU's outstanding NCAA Division II athletics programs, award-winning Themed Semesters, fun student activities and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for our students and citizens of the region.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 1%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Epsilon Mu Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Gamma Mu, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Omega Pi, Phi Beta Lamda, Alpha Phi Sigma, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Alpha Epsilo
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Earth Day, Spring Fling, Career Fair, Homecoming, Natural High Week, Welcome Week, Job Expo, Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Natural History Day, Spanish Language Village, Finals Madness, Graduation Expo, Education Job Fair, Internation
  • Number of frats 2
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Club, Russian Club, International Reading Association, Interntional Film Society, International Business Club, Spanish Club, Native American Student Association, German Club, French Club, Model United Nations,
  • Number of sororities 2
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian, Koinonia - Christian Campus Ministry, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, TIOSHPA, Wesley
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Joplin, Missouri
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Tulsa, Oklahoma (117), Joplin, Missouri
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 12%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 14,057
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, veteran student, academic
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Museums Spiva Art Museum, Crime Lab, Indoor "Live Fire" Firearms Range, Biology Pond, Thomas E. Taylor Performing Arts Center, Bud Walton Black Box Theatre, MO Southern Broadcast Station (TV & Radio Station), Small Business Development Center, Child Development Ce
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 533
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Library Facilities Cyber Coffee Shop (Starbuck's Coffee), Quiet Room, Law Library, Congressional Papers of Gene Taylor, Tri Sate Mining Maps, Papers of Dr. Arrell Gibson a prominent western historian
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 754,023
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 80
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of e-books 8,217
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 234,291
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 449
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 85%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Freeman Health Systems, St. John's Medical Center, Leggett & Platt, Inc., Walmart, Jack Henry & Associates
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Student Employment N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
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