Southeast Missouri State University (2024)

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6.13.2024

Attending Southeast this fall? Now is the time to attend orientation, submit your housing contract and complete the FAFSA! Our recommended deadline for all is July 1. Need help? Email us at admissions@semo.edu. Learn More

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About

ONE UNIVERSITY PLAZA MS3550
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 63701

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About Southeast Missouri State...

  • Common App Accepted
  • No Application Fee
  • Public College
  • SAT/ACT Optional
  • Some Online Degrees

Athletic Division

NCAA Division I-FCS

Athletic Conference

Ohio Valley Conference

  • Missouri
  • Cape Girardeau

From Southeast Missouri State University

You see opportunity and you seize it. You spot problems and you solve them. Call it ambition. Call it enthusiasm. We call it the “Will to Do,” the commitment and heart to do what it takes to find success.

From your first day on campus to the day you walk across the stage for your diploma, we'll support you. You’ll study groundbreaking academics preparing you not for the jobs as they exist now, but for where the marketplace is going, meaning you’ll be ready for Tomorrow’s Careers Today.

SEMO is also living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Affordable tuition and a considerable scholarship program combined with opportunity-rich education and abundant real-world learning experiences mean Southeast will be a smart investment in the future you want.

Personal support, comprehensive programs, affordability, and innovation mean our graduates are confident, competent, and competitive graduates ready to launch extraordinary careers. If you’re willing, let’s do this.

Upcoming Events

  1. July12

    Summer Showcase

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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    Planning to attend Southeast in Fall of 2025? This event is just for you! Come to campus to explore majors, residence halls, dining, involvement and support opportunities. While on campus, you will take a walking tour, have lunch on us and learn about our admissions and aid programs.

    Planning to attend Southeast in Fall of 2025? This event is just for you! Come to campus to explore majors, residence halls, dining, involvement and support opportunities. While on campus, you will take a walking tour, have lunch on us and learn about our admissions and aid programs.

Southeast Missouri State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline

Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate

88%

SAT Range

970-1180

ACT Range

17-24

Application Fee

$0

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accepts Common App

Yes

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Cost

Net Price

$14,519/ year

National

$15,523

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Average Total Aid Awarded

$8,592/ year

National

$7,535

Students Receiving Financial Aid

96%

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Academics

Professors

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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.

Student Faculty Ratio

17:1

Evening Degree Programs

No

71%

of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses

68%

of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses

59%

of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

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Majors

Most Popular Majors

  • Liberal Arts and Humanities

    120 Graduates

  • Biology

    104 Graduates

  • Psychology

    90 Graduates

  • Communications

    86 Graduates

  • Business

    83 Graduates

  • Nursing

    80 Graduates

  • Agricultural Business

    63 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

    57 Graduates

  • Family Studies and Consumer Sciences

    55 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    49 Graduates

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Redhawks Are Meant to Soar

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Our B.S. in Professional Pilot will prepare you for a career in commercial aviation where the sky is quite literally the limit. You’ll receive instruction from our faculty and industry partners and begin flight training in your first semester, building to be a certified flight instructor before you graduate. With a pilot shortage over the next decade and salaries $130k+, you’ll be ready to soar.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online

Total number of complete undergraduate programs offered online or through distance learning.

16

Offers Online Courses

College offers distance education courses.

Yes

Online Certificate Programs

Total number of certificate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

1

Online Associates Programs

Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

2

Online Bachelor's Programs

Total number of bachelor's degree programs offered online or through distance education.

13

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How Students Learn

Based on class setting of student enrollment.

  • Mix of Online and on Campus

    46%

  • On Campus

    37%

  • Online

    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment

5,967Undergrads

Part-Time Undergrads

2,132

Undergrads Over 25

10%

Pell Grant

39%

Varsity Athletes

5%

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?

Based on

55 responses

  • Diverse

    60%

  • Typical American teenager

    20%

  • Poor from St. Louis City

    7%

  • Outgoing

    5%

  • Stressed

    4%

  • Depressed

    2%

  • Typical teenager, but egotistical

    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus

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Poll

55%

of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.94 responses

Poll

47%

of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.109 responses

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes your school?

Based on

62 responses

  • FUN!

    27%

  • Medium sized but fun

    27%

  • Amazing

    10%

  • Home away from home

    8%

  • Pretty big, but not much to do

    8%

  • Boring

    5%

  • Pretty

    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$37,000/ year

National

$33,028

Graduation Rate

56%

National

49%

Employed 2 Years After Graduation

93%

National

83%

91%

of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

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