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Missouri Southern State University is a four year accredited university by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Missouri Southern is located on a beautiful, safe 373-acre suburban setting in the Missouri Ozarks. View our digital brochure for more information.

  • Name: Missouri Southern State University
  • Location: 3950 E. Newman Rd., Joplin, Missouri, USA 64801-1595
  • Land Area: 373 Acres
  • Founded: 1937
  • Total Enrollment: 5,417 (Fall/2012) 
  • Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,363  
  • Graduate enrollment: 54
  • Average class size: 24
  • Average ACT composite score: 21
  • Student to faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Minority enrollment: 10% 
  • Gender enrollment: Male-42%, Female-58% 
  • Students age: 71% under 24, 29% over 24
  • Annual tuition for 30 hours: Instate - $4290, Out of state - $8916
  • 88% of students receive financial aid
  • University mascot: Lion
  • Athletic division: MIAA
  • School colors: Green and gold

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