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Southeast Missouri State University provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Cape Girardeau, MO and publically funded. Approximately eleven thousand students enroll at Southeast Missouri State University per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions to SE. A score between 890 - 1190 on the SAT, or 20 - 25 for the ACT is common among admitted students. More information from the admissions office can be found at semo.edu.

The tuition at Southeast Missouri State University varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $7,200 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $13,000 for the year. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $5,700. Students at this school may be eligible for aid which is typically grants and loans.

The Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.semo.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Southeast Missouri State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Southeast Missouri State University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 26
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into SE

The chances of getting accepted into Southeast Missouri State University can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions4,050 (97%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,904 (47%)

Student Enrollment

Southeast Missouri State University has a total student population of about 11,000, with undergraduate students making up about 90% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $5,800-$7,000
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,260
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $230-$270 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $400-$480 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$5,913
Receiving Student Loans57%$5,413

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 6%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Southeast Missouri State University may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

Southeast Missouri State University has an overall graduation rate which is around 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southeast Missouri State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Track and Field (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Health and Clinical Professions


Business and Marketing Studies

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Technology (B)
  • Engineering Technology (B)
  • Computer Systems Technology (A)
  • Industrial Production Technologies (M)
  • Engineering Management (M)

Security and Protective Services

Biological and Biomedical Sciences


Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

  • Social Work (B)
  • Public Administration and Social Service (M)

English Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (B)
  • Drama (B)

Social Sciences

Physical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Historic Preservation and Conservation (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Nutrition (M)
  • Global Studies


  • History (B, M)
  • Public and Applied History and Archival Administration (M)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Agriculture Operations

Natural Resources and Conservation


  • Engineering Physics (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

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