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University Mission, Vision and Values


Missouri Southern State University educates and graduates knowledgeable, responsible, successful global citizens.


Missouri Southern State University will be a premier public comprehensive university that is the first-choice destination for students, faculty and staff. The university will be recognized for its innovation and productive partnerships spanning from regional to global. We will be dedicated to educating and inspiring diverse learners, external engagement, and helping students and communities realize their greatest potential. 


We believe in:

  • Academic Excellence
  • A Student-Centered Culture
  • Global Knowledge
  • Community Engagement
  • Integrity, Responsibility, and Accountability
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

University Goals

  1. Academic Excellence and Quality Programs
  2. Culture of Caring
  3. Engagement 
  4. Campus Vibrancy 


Strategic Plan 2023-2028