Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a leading public state university located in Joplin, Missouri, USA. The University has the following academic schools: School of Arts and Sciences; School of Business Administration; School of Education; School of Technology.

Missouri Southern State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) since 1949. MSSU Teacher Education Department is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Dental Hygiene Program has been continually accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation since its inception in 1975. The nursing program is nationally accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting. Commission (NLNAC). The MSSU Consortium for Respiratory Care Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. The Environmental Health program is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council.

Ranking Profile:

- Missouri Southern State University is ranked 72nd in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Colleges (Midwest)" by US News 2012.

- G.I. Jobs has included Missouri Southern State University on the publication's 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

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