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Southeast Missouri State University

School Profile

  • Public Four-year University in Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 9,588
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,805
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 8,882
Graduate Students: 1,271

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Child Care Management
  • Associate of Computer Systems
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness Operations
  • Bachelor of Agriculture - General
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Programming - General
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Corrections
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Horticulture Science
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten/Preschool Education
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Office Management
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Plant Sciences
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Technology/Industrial Arts Education
  • Certificate of Administrative/Secretarial Services
  • Certificate of Architectural Drafting
  • Certificate of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Certificate of Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,255
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $10,890

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required for Some
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 61


Member: NCAA
Team name: Redhawks


  • Ranked #72 Regional Universities (Midwest)
  • Ranked #173 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #22 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #193 Nursing
  • Ranked #146 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #58 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #86 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #35 Admissions Selectivity
  • Ranked #11 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #34 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #140 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #77 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #96 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

One University Plaza
MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 651-2590
Fax: (573) 651-5936
Contact: Deborah Below

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 97%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 97%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,144
Female applicants 2,495
Male applicants 1,649
Applicants accepted 4,022
Female applicants accepted 2,446
Male applicants accepted 1,576
Freshman enrollment 1,928
Female freshman enrollment 1,161
Male freshman enrollment 767
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 83%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 92%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.9-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 1%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 398-570
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 433-605
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 88%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-25
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 20-26

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