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Southeast Missouri State University Overview

Southeast Missouri State University is a public institution located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The location of Southeast Missouri State University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Southeast Missouri State University Known For?

1,747 Undergraduate Awards
$22,272 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Southeast Missouri State University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southeast Missouri State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Southeast Missouri State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#143 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#336 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Southeast Missouri State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Best Value Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Southeast Missouri State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#54 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#100 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Southeast Missouri State University?

Location of Southeast Missouri State University

Contact details for Southeast Missouri State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Plaza, Ms2025, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-651-2000
Website: www.semo.edu
Facebook: http://www.semo.edu/facebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/semissouristate

How Do I Get Into Southeast Missouri State University?

You can apply to Southeast Missouri State University online at: www.semo.edu/admissions/apply.htm

Admission Requirements for Southeast Missouri State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Southeast Missouri State University?

85% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 85%, Southeast Missouri State University may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Southeast Missouri State University submitted their SAT scores.Southeast Missouri State University received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Southeast Missouri State University  ( 20 to 26 )
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ACT Math Scores for Southeast Missouri State University  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Composite Scores for Southeast Missouri State University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Southeast Missouri State University?

$22,272 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
9.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Southeast Missouri State University is $22,272. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southeast Missouri State University, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,222 a year. That adds up to $24,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southeast Missouri State University is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,152 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,524 undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University, with 7,152 being full-time and 2,372 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southeast Missouri State University

There are also 1,113 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,152 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southeast Missouri State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southeast Missouri State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 68
Black or African American 642
Hispanic or Latino 162
White 5,668
International Students 383
Other Races/Ethnicities 229

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Southeast Missouri State University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 58 countries are represented at Southeast Missouri State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Southeast Missouri State University

1,812 Took All Classes Online
5,000 Took At Least One Class Online
9.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at Southeast Missouri State University. In 2017-2018, 5,000 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southeast Missouri State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 11th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Southeast Missouri State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southeast Missouri State University was 9.5%. This is the #1,368 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southeast Missouri State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Southeast Missouri State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 7%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 38%
Computer & Information Sciences 4%
General Psychology 11%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19%
Health Professions 7%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Nursing 6%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 40%
Psychology 14%
Public Administration 11%
Public Administration & Social Service 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Southeast Missouri State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Southeast Missouri State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Industrial Production Technology #11
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #21
Teaching English or French #32
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #55
Engineering Technologies #77
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #114
Teacher Education Grade Specific #152
Criminal Justice & Corrections #221
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #251
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #253
Liberal Arts General Studies #253
Nursing #292
Education #374
Business Administration & Management #458
Health Professions #484

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 106 0 57 163
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 97 0 47 145
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 132 0 0 132
General Biology 0 0 115 0 8 123
Nursing 0 0 104 0 9 113
Educational Administration 0 0 0 24 70 94
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 78 0 0 78
General Psychology 0 0 76 0 0 76
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 74 0 0 74
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 59 0 9 68
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 65 0 0 65
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 52 1 8 61
Health & Physical Education 0 0 51 0 0 51
Special Education 0 2 19 7 22 50
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 47 0 0 47
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 46 0 0 46
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 44 0 0 44
Accounting 0 0 39 0 0 39
Social Work 0 0 35 0 0 35
International Studies 0 0 34 0 0 34
Student Counseling 0 0 0 13 18 31
Computer Information Systems 0 0 30 0 0 30
Communication Sciences 0 0 15 0 15 30
Plant Sciences 0 0 28 0 0 28
Marketing 0 0 28 0 0 28
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 27 27
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 14 1 12 27
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 26 0 0 26
General Engineering Technology 0 0 24 0 0 24
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 24 0 0 24
Information Technology 0 0 23 0 0 23
General Social Sciences 0 0 23 0 0 23
Hospitality Management 0 0 22 0 0 22
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 21 21
History 0 0 13 0 7 20
Political Science & Government 0 0 19 0 0 19
Teaching English or French 0 2 0 0 16 18
General English Literature 0 0 17 0 0 17
Chemistry 0 0 13 0 4 17
Computer Engineering Technology 16 0 0 0 0 16
Human Development & Family Studies 15 0 0 0 0 15
Music 0 0 15 0 0 15
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 11 0 3 14
International Business 0 0 13 0 0 13
Historic Preservation 0 0 12 0 0 12
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 12 0 0 12
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 11 0 0 11
Mathematics 0 0 8 0 3 11
Physics 0 0 10 0 0 10
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 9 9
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0 8 8
Economics 0 0 8 0 0 8
English Literature (Other) 0 0 1 0 6 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 6 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 5 0 0 5
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 4 4
Engineering Physics 0 0 3 0 0 3
Allied Health Professions 0 0 2 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 1 0 0 1
Animal Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 0
Housing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 5 1,711 46 383 2,176

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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