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  • Students

    Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend MSSU.

  • Admissions

    See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at MSSU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.

  • College Costs & Financial Aid

    Learn about costs to attend MSSU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.

  • Net Price Calculator

    Estimate your cost to attend MSSU in a few simple steps.

  • Classes and Campus Life

    Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at MSSU.

  • Student Experiences

    Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at MSSU – inside and outside the classroom.

  • Majors, Graduation and Next Steps

    See which majors are most popular at MSSU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.

  • Student Success & Progress

    Discover how many students who start at MSSU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at MSSU.

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern is a state university offering associate, bachelor and masters programs.

Missouri Southern State University, located in Joplin, Missouri, sits on a beautiful 373 acre campus. The University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to the associate's degree, the bachelor's degree and to selective master's degrees in collaboration with other universities. The University has a statewide mission in international education granted to MSSU by special legislation. Central to the mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, professional and preprofessional programs and to the complementary relationship between liberal and professional education.The faculty and staff of Missouri Southern emphasize quality teaching and learning as the most important attributes of the institution, complemented by scholarly and creative expression and dedicated community service.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships International Program Athletics
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Living in the Southern Community

Missouri Southern's Lion Pride Community

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The Missouri Southern State University's  campus is located in Southwest Missouri in the city of Joplin. MSSU has been an instrumental partner in the region's cultural and economic growth for nearly seven decades. The institution hosts thousands of events, performances, lectures, athletic contests, regional , national, and international competitions, theatre productions, banquets, symposia, music recitals, conferences, parades, field days, and other activities that attract nearly one millon people each year.