University Accreditation 

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

Program Accreditations 

In addition to its institutional accreditations, Southeast Missouri State University holds specific academic programs. 

Earl & Margie Holland College of Arts & Media

  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) logo
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) logo
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) logo
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) logo
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) logo
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) logo
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) logo

Donald L. Harrison College of Business & Computing

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accredited logo
  • Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Accredited logo
  • ABET Computing Accreditation Commission logo
  • National Security Agency (NSA): United States of America logo
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) logo

College of Education, Health & Human Studies

  • Council on Academic Accreditation: Accredited | Speech-Language Pathology
  • Council on Accreditation: Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • An Affiliate of NAEYC
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • caATe: Commission on Accreditation Athletic Training — Accredited Program
  • CAEP: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • CCNE Accredited
  • cfle: Certified Family Life Educator
  • Apple Distinguished School
  • CACREP Accredited
  • VCS Program - Verified Course Sequences: ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International)
  • COSMA Accredited Institution

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Logo for the Council on Social Worker Education

College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  • Logo for ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission
  • Logo for ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission
  • Logo for ACS Chemistry for Life
  • Logo for ATMAE: Lead, Innovate, Collaborate | The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

Early College Programs

  • Logo for NACEP: National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

University School for Young Children

  • Logo for National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701