Missouri Southern State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,501

3.58% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,018

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

95.1%

2,682 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,174

71.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

30.4%

239 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 (192 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (79 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (78 degrees).

In 2017, 1,209 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Missouri Southern State University. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (970 degrees), 14.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri Southern State University is $5,501, which is $-19,693 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Missouri Southern State University is $5,501, which is $-19,693 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,018.

In 2017, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,501

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Missouri Southern State University was $5,501. The cost of tuition at Missouri Southern State University is $-19,693 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$9,018

2017 Value

2.01%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Missouri Southern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,018. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Missouri Southern State University grew by 2.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,502

Room and Board

$824

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Missouri Southern State University was of $6,502 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $824. The cost of room and board increased by 0.666% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.49% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Missouri Southern State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.94% with respect to 2016, when 68% 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.

11.5%

2016 Default Rate

186

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Missouri Southern State University was 11.5%, which represents 186 out of the 1619 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 2,682 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.19% annual growth. Out of those 2,682 applicants, 2,550 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 95.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,174 students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Missouri Southern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

95.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,550

Accepted Out of 2,682

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Missouri Southern State University was 95.1% (2,550 admissions from 2,682 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 94.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.19%, while admissions grew by 4%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Missouri Southern State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Missouri Southern State University has a total enrollment of 6,174 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri Southern State University is 4,388 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,786. This means that 71.1% 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 73.9% White, 6.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.32% Black or African American, 3.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.9% Asian, 1.85% Two or More Races, and 0.227% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.3%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (6.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Missouri Southern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,174 students. The full-time enrollment at Missouri Southern State University is 4,388 and the part-time enrollment is 1,786. This means that 71.1% of students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2017 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 65%. 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

    4,560

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    408

  3. Black or African American

    390

The enrolled student population at Missouri Southern State University is 73.9% White, 6.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.32% Black or African American, 3.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.9% Asian, 1.85% Two or More Races, and 0.227% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 163 students (2.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 183 more women than men received degrees from Missouri Southern State University. The majority of degree recipients at Missouri Southern State University are white (970 degrees awarded). There were 14.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Missouri Southern State University is General Business (192 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (79 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (78 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 (235 degrees awarded), Biology (66 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (14 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 (1,927,164 people), Physicians (389,825 people), Secondary school teachers (329,677 people), Education administrators (277,001 people), and Other managers (221,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Protective Services (235 degrees awarded), Biology (66 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Education (115 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (32 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Protective Services (235 degrees awarded), Biology (66 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Education (115 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (32 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 (2,847,182 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (552,470 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (480,990 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (353,221 people), and Offices of physicians (197,245 people).

The most specialized majors at Missouri Southern State University are Protective Services (235 degrees awarded), Biology (66 degrees), Language & Linguistics (14 degrees), Education (115 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (32 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Missouri Southern State University was General Business with 192 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 513

  2. 696

In 2017, 513 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri Southern State University, which is 0.737 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (696).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Missouri Southern State University in Criminal Justice - Police Science, which is 2.27 times more than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 102 degrees were awarded to women at Missouri Southern State University in General Business, which is 1.13 times more than the 90 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

30%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Missouri Southern State University is Male and Asian (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.77% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    970 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Missouri Southern State University is white (970 degrees awarded). There were 14.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (65 degrees).

1.74% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    559 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    411 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Missouri Southern State University is white female (559 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (411 degrees).

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Operations

Missouri Southern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $89.3k (0.262%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Missouri Southern State University had a total expenditure of $76.8M. Of that $76.8M, they spent $30.5M on salaries and $76.8M on benefits.

Missouri Southern State University employs 81 Assistant professors, 67 Professors, and 39 Associate professors. Most academics at Missouri Southern State University are Female Assistant professors (54), Male Professors(47), and Male Assistant professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 89 employees, Service, with 64 employees, and Management with 63 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.1M

2017 Endowment

0.072%

growth from 2016

Missouri Southern State University has an endowment valued at about $34.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Missouri Southern State University grew 0.072% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.03M 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. $2.46M - Federal

  2. $3.51M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Missouri Southern State University received $2.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.51M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$30.5M

Salary Expenditure

$76.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Missouri Southern State University had a total expenditure of $76.8M. Of that $76.8M, they spent $30.5M on salaries and $76.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Missouri Southern State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$30.5M

2017 Salaries

0.825%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Missouri Southern State University paid a median of $30.5M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($76.8M) and a 0.825% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.305% growth from 2015 and a 1.21% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.2M

Instructional Salaries

205

Number of Employees

In 2017, Missouri Southern State University paid a total of $12.2M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 40% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

81 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

89 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University were Assistant professor with 81 employees; Professor with 67 employees; and Professor with 39 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University were Office and Administrative Support with 89 employees; Service with 64 employees; and Management with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Missouri Southern State University was Female Assistant professor with 54 employees, Male Professor with 47 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 27 employees.

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

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