Jooplin Junior College Case Study

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Joplin Junior College was founded in 1937. During this time, it had 114 students and 9 faculty members (Archives Collection Guide). In 1968, it became a four year college and changed the name from Joplin Junior College to Missouri Southern State College in 1977. In 2005, it became known as Missouri Southern State University (In Pursuit Of Excellence). Missouri Southern is home of many notable alumni. Some of the alumni include Missouri State Senator Ron Richard, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Rod Smith, and another Missouri politician, Gary Nodler. When deciding where to go to college, it is important to keep not only the cost in mind, but the outcome as well. Joplin is a city located in southwest Missouri containing 50,180 people (Welcome …show more content…
All rooms at Missouri Southern include individual A/C and heating, unlimited laundry access, cable, and internet. With A Meal Plan (23 meals per week and $50 in dining dollars per semester) a traditional room is $2,955 per semester, apartments and private rooms are both $3,205 per semester, East Hall Suites are $3,445 per semester, and the quads are $3,740 per semester. With B Meal Plan (15 meals per week and $125 in dining dollars per semester), traditional rooms are $2,869 per semester, apartments and private rooms are both $3,119 per semester, East Hall Suites are $3,359 per semester, and the quads are $3,654 per semester. The final option for on-campus living includes C Meal Plan (10 meals per week with $200 in dining dollars per semester). Traditional rooms with this option are $2,829 per semester, apartments and private rooms are both $3,079 per semester, East Hall Suites are $3,319 per semester, and the quads are $3,614 per semester (Traditional Rooms). If a student were to live close enough to the college in which they attend, they wouldn 't have to worry about the cost of living or meals. Instead of paying for housing, they could use this money keep them from having more debt than someone who needs

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