Southeast Missouri State University

One University Plaza, MS4675, Cape Girardeau, MO

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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

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

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, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Southeast Missouri State University has a total student population of about 12,000, with undergraduate students making up about 88% 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 $11,600. 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 range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,000-$7,200
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $11,000-$13,640
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $200-$240 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $380-$450 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$6,596
Receiving Student Loans53%$6,171

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

Graduation Rates

Southeast Missouri State University has an overall graduation rate which is around 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

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 (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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