About This CampusMissouri Southern serves 6,000 students in more than 140 academic programs. MSSU's outstanding NCAA Division II athletics programs, award-winning Themed Semesters, fun student activities and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for our students and citizens of the region.
The student/faculty ratio is 18/1, and many classes have only a dozen or so students. Not a single class is taught by graduate students or teaching assistants.
The Environmental Health Program is one of only 31 accredited programs in the country, and the Industrial Engineering Technology Program is only one of 10.
The Beimdiek Recreation Center provides 71,000 sq. ft. of space for students and includes three multi-purpose hardwood courts, two aerobic workout rooms, spacious and modern locker rooms, two weight and cardio exercise areas, more than 100 pieces of equipment, and a 10-lap mile elevated walking/jogging track. It is open to all students
Location InformationMSSU is located in Joplin, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Missouri. Joplin is a growing city home to some 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 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.