Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive, regional state university with seven colleges and offering aver 200 areas of study with numerous academic accreditations. Southeast is the only university in Missouri to have a separate campus dedicated to art, dance, music and theatre.
With over 12,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, Southeast is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities. Freshman class sizes average 25-35 students, with an overall student-faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Over 95 percent of our courses are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants. Southeast is a leader when it comes to preparing you for a career, offering Baccalaureate, Master’s and Specialist degrees and participating in cooperative doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. At Southeast, all students have two advisors: academic and career. Internships and experiential learning are strongly emphasized with more than 96 percent of all majors having an internship, clinical or experiential experience built into the curriculum.
Overlooking Mark Twain’s mighty Mississippi River, Southeast Missouri State University is the kind of place that comes to mind when you think of college. Students come from all over the United States and from more than 40 countries around the world.
Southeast Missouri State University is a great place to live and learn. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 75,000. Serving a region of more than 300,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
Southeast’s residence halls come in many different styles including community-style, suite-style and small group living. Two recreational centers and an aquatic center are available to students along with more than 150 social, recreational and special interest student organizations.
|Total Undergraduate Students||10,755|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||51||<1%|
|African American / Black||995||9%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2||<1%|
|Two or More Races||14||<1%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||456||4%|
|Where do SE undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||14%|
|How old are SE undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||18%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||20 - 25|
|Math||18 - 25||460 - 595|
|English||20 - 26|
|Critical Reading||435 - 555|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||43%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||73%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||78%|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
The cost to attend Southeast Missouri State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||21 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||73%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||97%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||394|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||49%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||15%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||75%|
67% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
26% of all undergraduates live on campus
Southeast Missouri State University has been ranked as the safest public four-year university in Missouri by StateUniversity.com, the leading website for college information. The Department of Public Safety is fully staffed by commissioned, professional police officers and is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Southeast provides a Student Watch & Escort Service, a campus shuttle system, lighted corridors with emergency call boxes throughout the campus, an outdoor warning system and various other avenues to communicate emergency information to students. External residence hall doors are locked 24-hours a day and a 24-hour desk is staffed in the Towers Complex and in Vandiver Hall.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Southeast Missouri State University in 2012-13|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2012-13|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.||9%|
|Communication and Media Studies.||8%|
|Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.||8%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at Southeast Missouri State University|
First-time students in Fall 2012 that returned for their second year: 73%