Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University is one of the 13 public 4-year colleges in Missouri. Its campus is medium in size and located in Joplin. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
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 students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
Missouri Southern State University's in-state tuition for 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.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio19:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1949 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/1990 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
11/09/2009 - 12/20/2014
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||19 to 24|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$183/credit|
|In State Students||$183/credit|
|Out of State Students||$367/credit|
|In District Students||$250/credit|
|In State Students||$250/credit|
|Out of State Students||$375/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$462|
|State Grant & Scholarships||40%||$2,012|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||66%||$2,685|
|Federal Student Loans||55%||$4,909|
$9,018Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.