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At Missouri Southern, we strive to offer as many options to complete your degree as possible.

Recognized as one of the “50 Most Affordable Colleges with High Acceptance Rates” for 2017, we understand the importance of planning for the financial responsibility of paying for your education.


Summer Housing and Meal Rate: $1,618.10

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About Joplin

Our university is located in Joplin, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Missouri. Joplin is a growing city home to more than 50,000 people, located on the historic Route 66.

Our city is perfect for college life. From any restaurant-chain you can think of to quaint local coffee shops, your options for dining and caffeine-fueled study-sessions are endless.

Joplin is home to the beautiful Wild Cat Glades, an ideal hiking trail and outdoor adventure for all nature-lovers. For those who crave excitement and city life, Joplin puts on a cultural and artistic event in our Historic Downtown District called Third Thursday. We also offer regularly scheduled Farmers’ Markets, concerts, live performances at Joplin Little Theater, painting classes, world-class exhibits in Spiva Art Gallery and professional sporting events at Joe Becker Stadium.

Joplin combines the welcoming feeling and familiarity of a small town with the beauty of the green countryside and the industry and growth of a big city. All walks of life are welcome in Joplin, and no matter who you are, you’ll find a place to belong here in our town.

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Greek Life

Interested in joining a sorority or fraternity? Greek Life can keep you invested in campus activities and university life while encouraging a sincere focus on your academics. Being part of Greek Life may give you access to exclusive scholarships, events, and activities, and you’ll make life-long friends. Who knows–you may even meet your future employer!

Student Organizations & Clubs

Joining a club or student organization allows you to meet like-minded students and make friends. Whether you join a club focused on your favorite hobby or an honors organization within your major/minor department, you’ll be sure to have a great time and be able to add something exciting and unique to your resume.