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Southeast offers a world-class academic experience at an affordable cost. The university’s 200 areas of study emphasize national accreditation, experiential learning and career preparation. In addition to our small class sizes, our faculty and staff genuinely care about your success.
The Southeast Missouri University Foundation has announced a $40 million comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the University’s history, to directly support current and future students.
The campaign, named “Honoring Tradition, Inspiring Success,” is focused on increasing scholarships and supporting programs and renovations that benefit students.
Southeast’s main campus and River Campus are located in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Regional campuses are located in Sikeston, Malden, Kennett and Perryville.
The population of Cape Girardeau County is approximately 77,000.
The size of the main campus is 328 acres.
Enrollment (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate enrollment is 10,848; graduate enrollment is 1,239.
Student population is 57% female/43% male.
Multicultural population percentage is 16%. The percentage increases to 24% when including
There are 1061 international students from 56 different countries studying at Southeast.
77.8% of the students are from Missouri. Out-of-state students represent almost all
50 states, with the largest out-of-state representation being from Illinois.
Average age of undergraduate students is 22.
Residential student body is approximately 3,000.
Ratio of women to men is 1.3:1.
Academics (Fall 2014)
The average ACT score is 23 and the average cumulative GPA is 3.4 for full-time freshmen.
The average freshmen class size is 30-35 students.
The student-to-faculty ratio is 21-to-1.
Southeast offers more than 200 areas of study.
Approximately 1,500 courses offered each semester
More than 250 online courses are offered
Southeast offers more than 30 study-abroad options.
The average freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 72.7%.
The average four-year graduation rate is 29.0%; five-year 43.7%; and six year 51.2%.
The vast majority of courses are taught by full-time faculty with doctoral degrees.
Colleges and Schools
Southeast has five academic colleges: Donald L. Harrison College of Business, College
of Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts and College
of Science, Technology and Agriculture.
Southeast has four schools: School of Extended Learning, School of Graduate Studies,
School of University Studies & Academic Information Services, and Earl and Margie
Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Students may choose from 13 residence halls and nine dining venues.
There are more than 150 student organizations
13% of students are members of Greek social fraternities and sororities.
More than 2,500 students participate in intramural sports or sports clubs.
Two recreation centers and the Student Aquatic Center are available for students.
Southeast competes in NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference athletics.
Men’s sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football and track (indoor/outdoor).
Women’s sports are basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis,
track (indoor/outdoor) and volleyball.
Southeast’s mascot is Rowdy the Redhawk, and the school colors are red and black.
The Redhawk football team was the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Regular Season Champion.