Southeast Missouri State University acquires its regional accreditation status from the Higher Learning Commission's Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The HLC is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States, providing support for institutions across 19 states. Continuing accreditation requires each HLC institution to complete a comprehensive self-study and to submit to peer review on a schedule determined by the HLC.
Southeast’s Record of Accreditation Status
Reaffirmation of Accreditation Letter 12/2019
In addition to its institutional accreditations, Southeast Missouri State University holds specific academic programs.
Earl & Margie Holland College of Arts & Media
Donald L. Harrison College of Business & Computing
College of Education, Health & Human Studies
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Early College Programs
University School for Young Children
Licensure and Certification
Southeast Missouri State University has been approved by Missouri to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
Southeast Missouri State University offers some areas of study that may lead to licensure of certification in your home state. In general, we recommend you work with your faculty program coordinator to ensure that your area of study matches your interests and needs. To see a list of programs and licensure by state, please visit our licensure database.
While we make every effort to keep the database up-to-date, if you are studying with us from outside the state, we highly recommend you research requirements in your state to ensure licensure compliance.
Here are resources that list licensure organizations by state in a few of our licensure programs:
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701