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Missouri Southern State University Student Life

Missouri Southern State University is on a 373-acre campus in a small town setting in Joplin, Missouri. There are many activities and organizations for Missouri Southern State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Missouri Southern State University also has fraternities and sororities.

The Missouri Southern State University community comes together each year for Welcome Week, International Studies and Spring Fling.

Does Missouri Southern State University Offer Student Housing?

Missouri Southern State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Missouri Southern State University students live off campus. In 2021, 15% of undergrads at Missouri Southern State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 85% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Missouri Southern State University. There are 735 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,927 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 650 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 40% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Missouri Southern State University offers coed housing.

Missouri Southern State University Athletics

At Missouri Southern State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Missouri Southern State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at Missouri Southern State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Missouri Southern State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Missouri Southern State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Missouri Southern State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Missouri Southern State University has security at campus events, emergency vehicle assistance, safety awareness information to students.

Plan a Visit to Missouri Southern State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Missouri Southern State University, take Interstate 44 to Joplin, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Joplin Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Missouri you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Missouri Southern State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Missouri Southern State University Students

62%

Women

38%

Men

70%

Full Time

30%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

70%

9%

7%

4%

3%

2%

2%

2%

1%

Undergraduate Students

4,927

Graduate Students

118

Non-Resident / International Students

93

Missouri Southern State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,045

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,762

Out-of-State

$15,896

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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