Southeast Missouri State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Missouri


Founded in 1873, Southeast Missouri State University is a public university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a city on the Mississippi River and Illinois border. St. Louis is two hours away. The university has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio, classes that average 25 to 35 students, and over 200 areas of study. Programs in professional fields such as business, communications, education and corrections are extremely popular among undergraduates, and the curriculum emphasizes hands-on experiential learning. Southeast has a campus textbook rental program that significantly reduces the cost of books for students. In athletics, the Southeast Redhawks compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Science, General Studies, Industrial Technology, Marketing, Nursing, Speech Communication

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 10736
Total Grad Students: 780
Undergraduate Students: 9956
Faculty: 434

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau Missouri 63701


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 25
English 20 26
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 440 590
Math 450 600

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 97%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -97%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 464

Other Expenses: 3514

Room and Board: 7349

Tuition and Fees: 11595

Total Cost: 22922

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6555

Total Cost – In-State: 17882

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5488

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 54%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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