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 6,000 students.

The majority of students getting into Missouri Southern State University have scored between 18 to 24 on the ACT exam. 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. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mssu.edu.

Overall MSSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Missouri Southern State University was reported as 97.3% in Fall 2013 with over 1,730 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

  • 2009-2010: 94.6%
  • 2010-2011: 94.4%
  • 2011-2012: 96.5%
  • 2012-2013: 96.2%
  • 2013-2014: 97.3%
  • Projected MSSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 96.3%

How Does MSSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Missouri Southern State University is seventy-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pittsburg State University79.0%
John Brown University69.8%
Drury University81.0%
Evangel University64.3%
Southwest Baptist University90.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MSSU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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