Missouri Southern State University

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Public university in southwest Missouri

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About Missouri Southern State University

According to Wikipedia, Missouri Southern State University is a public university in Joplin, Missouri, United States. It was established in 1937 as Joplin Junior College. History Missouri Southern State University was founded in 1937 as Joplin Junior College. At its conception, Joplin Junior College had 114 students and only 9 faculty members. In 1964, residents of Jasper County, Missouri approved a $2.5 million bond issue to begin construction on a new campus, where the university is currently located. The new campus opened in the fall of 1967 with 2,399 students and 95 faculty members. In 1977, the school was renamed Missouri Southern State College and officially became a state-assisted four-year college and part of the state of Missouri's higher education system. In 2003, the Missouri General Assembly authorized the renaming of the college to Missouri Southern State University - Joplin; in 2005 the university dropped Joplin from its name.

Missouri Southern State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
2,034 98% 32% 990 21

How Much Does Missouri Southern State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$7,462

How Much Do Missouri Southern State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Missouri Southern State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $38,100 per year. You also have a 85% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Missouri Southern State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
4,384 4,302 82

Where is Missouri Southern State University?

Missouri Southern State University is located at 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin MO 64801-1595

How Safe is Missouri Southern State University?

Missouri Southern State University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Joplin has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Missouri Southern State University Known For?

Missouri Southern State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Missouri Southern State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Missouri Southern State University's Most Influential Alumni?

Missouri Southern State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Chemistry, and Psychology. Here are some of Missouri Southern State University's most famous alumni:

Janet L. Kavandi
Janet L. Kavandi
An Astronaut.
Arrell Gibson
An American historian.
Sean James
Sean James
A Player of American football.
Lonny Chapman
Lonny Chapman
An American actor .
J. Eddie Peck
An Actor.
Charles S. Henry
A Researcher.
James Thrash
James Thrash
An American football player.
Allen Barbre
An American football player.
Terry Joyce
An American football player .
William L. Webster
An American politician and criminal.
Robert M. Weaver
A Healthcare consultant.
Jeff Speakman
Jeff Speakman
An American actor.