Missouri Southern State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,462
2.37% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,519
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.65%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
98.3%
2,034 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,045
68.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.6%
246 Graduates

About

Missouri Southern State University is a higher education institution located in Jasper County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Missouri Southern State University were General Business (209 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (92 degrees), and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (88 degrees).

In 2020, 1,499 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Missouri Southern State University. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,132 degrees), 10.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (110 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri Southern State University is $7,462, which is $−20,938 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri Southern State University is $7,462, which is $−20,938 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,519.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,462
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Missouri Southern State University was $7,462. The cost of tuition at Missouri Southern State University is $−20,938 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$9,519
2020 Value
2.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Missouri Southern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,519. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Missouri Southern State University grew by 2.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,990
Room and Board
$827
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri Southern State University was of $6,990 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $827. The cost of room and board increased by 2.37% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.481% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Missouri Southern State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.52% with respect to 2019, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.65%
2018 Default Rate
121
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Missouri Southern State University was 7.65%, which represents 121 out of the 1582 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Missouri Southern State University received 2,034 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 11.4% annual decline. Out of those 2,034 applicants, 2,000 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,045 students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Missouri Southern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,000
Accepted Out of 2,034

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Missouri Southern State University was 98.3% (2,000 admissions from 2,034 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 94.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −11.4%, while admissions declined by −7.36%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
67
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Missouri Southern State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Missouri Southern State University has a total enrollment of 5,045 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri Southern State University is 3,476 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,569. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Missouri Southern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.4% White, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% Black or African American, 3.61% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.76% Asian, 1.98% Two or More Races, and 0.813% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60.6%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Black or African American Male (6.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Missouri Southern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,045 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri Southern State University is 3,476 and the part-time enrollment is 1,569. This means that 68.9% of students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Missouri Southern State University was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Missouri Southern State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,601
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    409
  3. Black or African American
    343

The enrolled student population at Missouri Southern State University is 71.4% White, 8.11% Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% Black or African American, 3.61% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.76% Asian, 1.98% Two or More Races, and 0.813% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 131 students (2.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 293 more women than men received degrees from Missouri Southern State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Missouri Southern State University is white (1,132 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (110 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Missouri Southern State University is General Business (209 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (92 degrees) and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (88 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Missouri Southern State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (300 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (58 degrees), and Biology (97 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,502,081 people), Secondary school teachers (536,153 people), Physicians (400,381 people), Education administrators (277,019 people), and Other managers (238,765 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Protective Services (300 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (58 degrees), Biology (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and Education (150 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Protective Services (300 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (58 degrees), Biology (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and Education (150 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,827,493 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (563,093 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (483,560 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,981 people), and Offices of physicians (230,399 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Protective Services (300 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (58 degrees), Biology (97 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), and Education (150 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Missouri Southern State University.
Most Common
  1. 209 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 92 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 88 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Missouri Southern State University was General Business with 209 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

603
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
896
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 603 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri Southern State University, which is 0.673 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (896).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri Southern State University in General Business, which is 0.9 times less than the 110 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 110 degrees were awarded to women at Missouri Southern State University in General Business, which is 1.11 times more than the 99 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 15% of students graduating from Missouri Southern State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Missouri Southern State University is Female and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.85% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,132 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    110 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    66 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Missouri Southern State University is white (1,132 degrees awarded). There were 10.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (110 degrees).

1.73% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    703 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    429 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Missouri Southern State University is white female (703 degrees awarded). There were 1.64 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (429 degrees).

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Operations

Missouri Southern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $321k (0.829%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Missouri Southern State University had a total salary expenditure of $82M. Missouri Southern State University employs 65 Assistant professors, 42 Associate professors, and 39 Professors. Most academics at Missouri Southern State University are Female Assistant professors (34), Male Assistant professors(31), and Male Professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 86 employees, Service, with 56 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$38.8M
2020 Endowment
0.924%
growth from 2019

Missouri Southern State University has an endowment valued at about $38.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Missouri Southern State University grew 0.924% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.09M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.39M - Federal
  2. $2.92M - State
  3. $58.7k - Local

As of 2020, Missouri Southern State University received $2.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.92M from state grants and contracts, and $58.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32M
2020 Salaries
1.09%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Missouri Southern State University paid a median of $32M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($82M) and a 1.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.03% growth from 2018 and a 0.415% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
190
Number of Employees

In 2020, Missouri Southern State University paid a total of $11.6M to 190 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
65 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
86 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University were Assistant professor with 65 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 39 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University were Office and Administrative Support with 86 employees; Service with 56 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 47 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University was Female Assistant professor with 34 employees, Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, and Male Professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Missouri Southern State University.

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