The first step in unleashing your potential shouldn't be an intimidating one. At Southeast, we're an inclusive, caring community that wants to see you grow and succeed.

We’re excited about your interest in joining us, and our admissions team is here to help. We answer the tough questions, explain requirements, and provide guidance through every step of the process; that’s what we do.

So get excited. The opportunity to become a Redhawk awaits.

Let’s do this.

Unleash Your Potential

You’ll do that here.

At Southeast, we don’t just learn. We do. Come and see for yourself what your future could hold or take the first step in the process by completing an application today.


Doing more doesn’t mean costing more. Southeast is one of the most affordable colleges in the area — in fact, 70% of our student population qualifies for scholarships. Don't think you're eligible? Don't be so sure. We offer scholarships based on activities you participate in, and our Copper Dome scholarship program is even available with test optional admissions!

Find My Major

Bring your passion, and we’ll align it with a path to ignite it. There are more than 170 degree programs, including 129 undergraduate majors and options, 33 master’s and specialist’s degree programs, and 11 certificate programs across five colleges at Southeast. Find your program today.

Careers & Outcomes

Redhawks are ready for wherever the world takes them. Armed with ambition, education, and experience (earned while still a student), graduates are prepared to lead from day one.

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The college search journey is a big, exciting process, and we want to help. Here’s what you need to know about us: 1) We want you to apply. Really, we do. 2) We’re committed to helping make Southeast affordable to anyone who wants to pursue an education.


One of the most important influences on a student’s success is that their family is well-informed. Find resources to help guide your student through the process and be there for the big moments they create.

First Generation Families

When it comes to college and financial aid, it can sometimes feel like you’re learning a whole new language. Whether your family is new to the college process or it’s just been awhile, we’ve created this explanation of terms to make sure everything is understandable. At Southeast, it’s important to us that we’re sharing information as clearly as possible. Bottom line, if there’s anything you don’t understand, never hesitate to let us know!

High School Counselors

It takes a village to get a student through college, and you’re a big part of their success. Become familiar with the admissions process at Southeast, so we can help you to help your students.

Southeast By the Numbers

  • 96%

    A high quality education doesn’t have to be high cost.

    Of all full-time, first-time undergraduates, 96% were awarded some form of financial aid in 2019.

  • $0

    Southeast believes in access.

    That's why there's no application fee to apply. We want you to apply, and we don't think anything should stand in your way of seeing if SEMO is right for you. It's also why we're a test optional school!

  • 75%

    Everyone should be able to afford an education.

    The scholarship programs at Southeast were designed to make 75% of our students eligible for scholarships because high quality programs shouldn't mean high tuition.

  • 98%

    Successful Career Outcomes Rate

    That's right. Within six months of graduation, 98% of our graduates report being employed or taking the next step to their career by further their education.

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