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 Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University - Joplin, MO

3950 E Newman Rd, Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595

General information:(417)625-9300
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:5,591(5,536 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,530 $4,530 $5,090 -11%
Out-of-state $8,532 $8,532 $9,654 -12%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $520 54%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $5,500 $5,500 $5,976 -8%
Other $3,150 $3,150 $3,062 3%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,000 $7,000 $5,612 20%
Other $3,750 $3,750 $3,888 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,750 $3,750 $3,888 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $13,980 $13,980 $14,648 -7%
Off Campus $16,080 $16,080 $15,110 7%
Off Campus with Family $9,080 $9,080 $9,498 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $17,982 $17,982 $19,212 -11%
Off Campus $20,082 $20,082 $19,674 5%
Off Campus with Family $13,082 $13,082 $14,062 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,890
In-state fees $526
Out-of-state tuition $9,780
Out-of-state fees $526
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,257
In-state fee $723
Out-of-state tuition $10,399
Out-of-state fees $723
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 733 86% --
Grant or scholarship aid 722 85% $4,561,675 $6,318
Federal grants 479 56% $2,627,844 $5,486
Pell grants 479 56% $2,542,098 $5,307
Other federal grants 142 17% $85,746 $604
State/local government grant or scholarships 348 41% $413,955 $1,190
Institutional grants or scholarships 400 47% $1,519,876 $3,800
Student loan aid 454 53% $2,284,405 $5,032
Federal student loans 454 53% $2,253,355 $4,963
Other student loans 4 0% $31,050 $7,763
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,578 80% $20,689,295 $4,519
Pell grants 3,272 57% $12,336,648 $3,770
Federal student loans 3,502 61% $22,111,399 $6,314

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $8,461 $7,384 $8,386
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,492 $8,553 $7,971
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,053 $7,265 $10,096
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,537 $5,390 $4,871
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $-12,871 $3,575
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 5,591
Undergraduate enrollment 5,536
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 576
Graduate enrollment 55
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,691 776 915
Percent admitted 97% 96% 97%
Percent admitted who enrolled 96% 49% 43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 0%
ACT 674 90%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 17 23
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 10079
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1515
Football 106-
Golf 15-
Soccer -22
Softball -22
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/10/2012 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1949 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/08/1975 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

04/01/1972 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1973 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

03/01/1990 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations319 7
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 001
Drug law violations 3177
Liquor law violations 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 200
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 8108
Motor vehicle theft 010
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 200
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 658
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate12.2%
Number in default146
Number in repayment1,191

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00248800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry7----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General33----
Category total40----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Commerce, General198----
Category total198----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric36----
Category total36----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General-17---
Computer and Information Sciences, General16----
Category total1617---
Education Colleges
Computer Teacher Education--5--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--1--
Education, General4----
Elementary Education and Teaching70----
Secondary Education and Teaching62----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--9--
Category total136-15--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-3---
Industrial Technology/Technician9----
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-1---
Category total94---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General18----
Category total18----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature4----
German Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature13----
Category total18----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist3----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-42---
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)---0-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other51----
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other4----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-7---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse34-6--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-16---
Category total926560-
History Colleges
History, General8----
Category total8----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration82---0
Criminal Justice/Police Science-85---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--1--
Juvenile Corrections3----
Category total85851-0
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---0-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other2----
Category total2--0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies86----
Category total86----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3----
Category total3----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other19----
Category total19----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1----
Physics, General2----
Category total3----
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant-4---
Category total-4---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General44----
Category total44----
Social Sciences Colleges
International Relations and Affairs6----
Political Science and Government, General4----
Sociology21----
Category total31----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General9----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3----
Music Performance, General4----
Category total16----
Grand total8601752200