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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.

234 Undergraduate Degrees
257 Graduate Degrees
$22,859 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
93% Acceptance Rate

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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.

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
#27 Most Popular Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’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
#21 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services College Factual
#22 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Student Counseling College Factual
#26 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Teaching English or French College Factual
#65 Best Value Colleges for Educational Administration College Factual
#67 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#112 Best Value Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Southeast Missouri State University?

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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 recommended
TOEFL required

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

93% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
Since Southeast Missouri State University has an acceptance rate of 93%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Can I Afford Southeast Missouri State University?

$22,859 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
8.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Southeast Missouri State University is $22,859. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Southeast Missouri State University, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $5,719 a year. That adds up to $22,876 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southeast Missouri State University is 8.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,823 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,929 undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University, with 6,823 being full-time and 2,106 being part-time.

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There are also 1,072 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,823 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University, 39% are male and 61% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 62
Black or African American 636
Hispanic or Latino 184
White 5,433
International Students 253
Other Races/Ethnicities 255

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

1,735 Took All Classes Online
5,967 Took At Least One Class Online
0.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,967 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 4th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Southeast Missouri State University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University was $8,033 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $14,205. The following table shows how Southeast Missouri State University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship #4 #7
Secondary School Administration/Principalship #10 #7
Science Education #10 #4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #13 #7
Teaching English or French #13 #7
Secondary Education #31 #19
Teacher Education Grade Specific #40 #16
Elementary Education #46 #19
Teacher Education Subject Specific #58 #43

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 0.4%. This is the #1,232 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 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
Secondary School Administration/Principalship #19
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship #25
Science Education #37
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #121
Teaching English or French #124
Secondary Education #126
Elementary Education #219
General Special Education #262
Special Education #394
Teacher Education Subject Specific #398
General Educational Leadership & Administration #416

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 Teaching Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 0 60 0 24 84
Early Childhood Education 0 48 0 0 48
General Special Education 0 24 0 18 42
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 37 0 37
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 0 0 0 34 34
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 13 21 34
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 0 0 0 31 31
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 0 21 21
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0 21 0 0 21
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1 0 0 20 21
Secondary Education 0 0 0 18 18
Art Education 0 14 0 0 14
Social Studies Education 0 12 0 0 12
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 11 0 11
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 4 0 6 0 10
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 10 0 0 10
Science Education 0 9 0 1 10
English & Language Arts Education 0 9 0 0 9
Music Education 0 9 0 0 9
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 0 5 0 2 7
Agricultural Teacher Education 0 4 0 0 4
Mathematics Education 0 2 0 0 2
Modern Language Education 0 2 0 0 2
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 0 0 0
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Speech Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Technology Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 229 67 190 491

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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