Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)

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MSSU can be found in Joplin, MO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Missouri Southern State University has an enrollment of over 5,800 students.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Missouri Southern State University. A score within the range of 840 - 1140 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MSSU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. Missouri Southern State University sends acceptance letters to approximately 90% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, around 34% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mssu.edu.

Overall MSSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Missouri Southern State University was reported as 94.1% in Fall 2020 with over 2,300 applications submitted to Missouri Southern State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MSSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • MSSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Missouri Southern State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Missouri Southern State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Missouri Southern State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 94.3%
  • 2017-2018: 95.1%
  • 2018-2019: 95.6%
  • 2019-2020: 94.1%
  • Projected MSSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 88.1%

How Does MSSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Missouri Southern State University is sixty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pittsburg State University95.6%
John Brown University75.8%
Drury University64.4%
Evangel University96.7%
Southwest Baptist University70.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MSSU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 580
Math430 - 560
Total Score840 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 24
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