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Missouri Southern State University is a four year university that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Located in Joplin, Mo., in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the University is within minutes from some of the greatest scenery and waterways in the nation. 

Missouri Southern serves over 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.  Our graduates work in their communities every day as leaders, entrepreurs, artists, teachers and innovators.