This article lists all HiSET and GED prep class locations and testing centers in the Joplin area. In Missouri, you must pass the HiSET or GED exam to earn your HSE (high school equivalency) diploma.
You can take the GED® and HiSET® exams online and at state-approved testing centers.
The exams are for persons who did not graduate from high school. This way, they can acquire an equivalent degree.
The GED comes with four modular, independent subtests that measure knowledge in the academic subject areas of
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
The HiSET includes five subtests in the academic areas of Math, Language writing, Language reading, Social Studies, and Science.
The GED exam is fully computer-based, while the HiSET subtests are available both on a computer and on paper and can be taken separately as well.
Online HiSET or GED testing was, until recently, no option. You had to come to a state-designated testing site and sit for the exam in person.
Now, this has changed with the arrival of the online proctored (OP) GED and HiSET testing options. Read more at the bottom of this page.
If you want to learn about Missouri GED eligibility requirements, testing costs, or passing scores, go to The Missouri GED Test.
Joplin GED Prep Facilities
Joplin Adult Education and Literacy Program
123 S Main St | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417-625-5263
For Spanish, call 417-625-3633
Joplin NALA Read (Joplin Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action)
123 S Main St | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.782.2646
NOT a GED program but one-on-one tutoring and instruction in reading, writing, workplace literacy, and math.
Joplin Job Center
730 S Wall Ave | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.629.3000
Facilities around Joplin (Cities by Alphabet)
Carthage Technical Center
609 S River St | Carthage | MO 64836 | Ph: 417.359.7095
Carthage Tech South Campus
1100 East Airport Dr | Carthage | MO 64836 | Ph: 417.359.7095
4020 North Main St | Cassville | MO 65625 | Ph: 417.847.1706
East Kansas Adult Ed. (Neosho County Comm. Coll.)
800 West 14th St | Chanute | KS 66720 | Ph: 620.432.0368/0393
Columbus VO-Tech (Labette Community College)
509 West Elm St | Chetopa | KS 67336 | Ph: 620.820.1124
Liston Center HSE Classes
508 N Main St | El Dorado Springs | MO 64744 | Ph: 816.333.9332
Jefferson Center (Fayetteville Adult Education)
612 South College Ave | Fayetteville | AR 72703 | Ph: 479.444.3041
See more Fayetteville area GED prep sites <- on this page
Fort Scott Community College
2108 S Horton St | Fort Scott | KS 66701 | Ph: 620.223.2700 (ext. 4400)
FSCC’s adult education center is located in the library in Bailey Hall
Cornerstone Learning Center
720 E 7th St | Galena | KS 66739 | Ph: 620.783.5129
NE Oklahoma A&M College Adult Education (NEO)
1201 NEO Loop | Grove | OK 74344 | Ph: 918.540.6292 or 918.787.5475
GED prep classes are offered in these Counties:
Independence Comm. Coll. Adult Education Center
2564 Brookside Dr | Independence | KS 67301 | Ph: 620.332.5631
ICC Adult Education Center is housed at the Fab Lab ICC, Room 109.
Testing takes place at the ICC West Campus, 2615 West Main Street, Room 111
Northeast Oklahoma A&M College (NEO)
200 I St NE | Dyer Hall | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.540.6292
Ottawa County Jail GED Program
28 B St SE | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.542.2806
No public availability
Life 360 Resource Center
801 N Lincoln Ave | Monett | MO 65708 | Ph: 417.208.9626 or 417.455.5521
HSE classes provided by Crowder College
Crowder College Adult Education & Literacy Program (Newton Hall, Room 300A)
601 Laclede Ave | Neosho | MO 64850 | Ph: 417.455.5521
Crowder College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) provides free HSE (High School Equivalency) instruction in these counties: Lawrence, Barry, Dade, Jasper, Newton, and McDonald. HSE classes are offered in:
- Mount Vernon
Nevada Regional Technical Center
900 W Ashland St | Nevada | MO 64772 | Ph: 417.448.2016 ext. 3307
Noel Housing Authority (classes by Chowder College)
628-B Johnson Dr | Noel | MO 64854 | Ph: 417.455.5521 or 417.462.6227
The GED classroom is housed in the same building as the Noel Library (628 Johnson Dr, Noel)
Labette Community College Student Success Center
200 South 14th St | Parsons | KS 67357 | Ph: 620.820.1124/1125
Crowder College McDonald County Education Center
194 College Rd | Pineville| MO 64856 | Ph: 417.455.5521 or 417.226.6000
All Aboard Center
216 N Broadway | Pittsburg | KS 66762 | Ph: 620.308.2129 ext. 5030
Vinita High School (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College – NEO)
801 N Adair St | Vinita | OK 74301 | Ph: 918.540.6292
(Mobile Unit by VoAg building)
Webb City Public Library (Joplin Adult Education)
101 S Liberty St | Webb City | MO 64870 | Ph: 417.673.4326
Crowder College HEP Program
600 Ellis St | Webb City | MO 64870 | Ph: 417.346.5844
The HEP (High School Equivalency Program) supports migrant and/or agricultural workers and their dependents through free GED or HiSET classes.
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Introducing Online Proctored GED and HiSET Testing
Taking the GED or HiSET exam online was, until recently, not possible. But things have changed. Both the GED and HiSET exams are now also offered in an online format. You need to have a good, reliable Internet connection, and an online proctor will check whether you do everything in line with regulations. For information on the online GED test, check here.
To learn more about the new online HiSET-At-Home testing option, go to this article: Welcoming the HiSET-At-Home test.
Joplin Area GED Testing Sites
Missouri Southern State University (HiSET)
3950 E Newman Rd | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.625.9324
Franklin Technolgy Center HiSET testing
810 S Wall Ave | Joplin | MO 64801 | Ph: 417.680.0004
From here, cities by alphabet
NW Arkansas Comm. College (Student Center, Room 306, GED)
One College Dr | Bentonville | AR 72712 | Ph: 479.986.4078
Carthage Technical Center (GED, HiSET)
609 S River St | Carthage | MO 64836 | Ph: 417.359.7095
Crowder College-Cassville HiSET Test Center
4020 N Main St | Cassville | MO 65625 | Ph: 417.455.5624
Independence Community College (HiSET, GED)
2615 W Main St | Room 111 | Independence | KS 67301 | Ph: 620.332.5634/6776
Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College (Dyer Hall, Room 210)
200 I St NE | Miami | OK 74354 | Ph: 918.540.6149
Crowder College (McDonald Hall, Room 318)
601 Laclede Ave | Neosho | MO 64850 | Ph: 417.455.5624
Nevada Regional Tech Center
900 W Ashland St | Nevada | MO 64772 | Ph: 417.448.2090 ext. 2223
Labette Community College (GED)
200 S 14th St | Parsons | KS 67357 | Ph: 620.421.6700
Labette Comm. Coll.-Cherokee Center (GED)
7186 NE Hwy 171 | Pittsburg | KS 66762 | Ph: 620.820.1182
Last Updated on December 2, 2023.