2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$9,703

Net Price

97%

Admitted

35%

Enrolled

37%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Missouri Southern State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,352. In 2021, there were 64 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #20 in Missouri and ranks #861 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Certificate, Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

64

Total Enrollment

4,352

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Missouri Southern State University

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#20

Missouri Rank

Combining ranking factors for 39 schools that offer psychology degrees in Missouri, Missouri Southern State University ranks #20.

#861

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Missouri Southern State University ranks #861.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Missouri Southern State University offers Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Psychology at the certificate level. At the bachelor level, the university offers General Psychology and Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021CERTBS
Clinical Psychology9
Counseling and Applied Psychology9
Developmental Psychology9
General Psychology41
Research Psychology9
Social Work23
Total Graduates3664
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,695 students applied to the Missouri Southern State University. The university admitted 97% and 35% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Missouri universities is 4,597. On average, all Missouri institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Missouri Southern State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 59%. Compared to all Missouri four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Missouri Southern State University is 37%, compared to 54% for all Missouri universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 73%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare MSSU to Missouri Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Missouri Southern State University to the average of all Missouri four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

MSSU

1,695

Applicants

97%

Percent Admitted

35%

Percent Enrolled

59%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

37%

Graduation Rate

MO Colleges

4,597

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 169 or 66% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 89 or 34% part-time faculty members employed at Missouri Southern State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 169 or 66%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

MSSU

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

66%

Percent Full-Time

34%

Percent Part-Time

66%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MO Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Missouri Southern State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,762, and the average cost for books and supplies is $902.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,300 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Missouri Southern State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Missouri Southern State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$7,678
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,459
Total Living Expenses$11,137
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,762
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$902
Total Undergraduate Expenses$19,801
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,300
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$6,300
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Missouri Southern State University is $9,703. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Missouri Southern State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$7,881$8,132
$30,001 – $48,000$7,731$8,646
$48,001 – $75,000$10,215$10,109
$75,001 – $110,000$13,414$13,063
$110,001 and more$13,523$12,629
US Department of Education

Compare Missouri Southern State University to all Missouri universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

MSSU

$19,801

Cost to Attend

$6,247

Average Financial Aid

94%

Percent Receiving Aid

$9,703

Net Price

MO Colleges

$34,004

Cost to Attend

$14,433

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,086

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 599 or 94%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,149 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $6,247.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,149$6,247
Pell Grants2,095$4,457
Federal Student Loans2,117$6,077
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Missouri Southern State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

MSSU

3,149

Grant or Scholarship Aid

43%

Grants or Scholarships

2,095

Number of Pell Grants

28%

Pell Grants

2,117

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

MO Colleges

3,322

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,371

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,909

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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