Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO 64801
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Missouri Southern State University is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in Missouri. The campus is located in an urban area, in Joplin.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,174 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,012 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 658 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 65%). Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Missouri Southern State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,501, and fees were $566. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,002 and $566 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students6,174
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 7 37
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 97.2%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
03/01/1990 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
11/09/2009 - 12/20/2014

Admission

95%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $25
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$183/credit
In State Students$183/credit
Out of State Students$367/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$250/credit
In State Students$250/credit
Out of State Students$375/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,235 $8,235 $16,515
ADN 70 $12,810 $12,810 $25,690
BSN 125 $22,875 $22,875 $45,875
FNP 50 $12,500 $12,500 $18,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Missouri Southern State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 53% $4,210
Other Federal Grant 5% $462
State Grant & Scholarships 40% $2,012
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 66% $2,685
Federal Student Loans 55% $4,909
Private Loans 2% $5,921

$9,018

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$7,334
$30,001 to $48,000$7,705
$48,001 to $75,000$10,308
$75,001 to $110,000$11,678
Over $110,000$12,430

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Student Population

6,021

Undergrads

153

Graduates

3,741

Women

2,433

Men

71%

Full-time

29%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
74%
Hispanic
7%
Black/African American
6%
Non-resident alien
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.

Missouri Southern State University
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801
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