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Small class sizes (25-35 students on average) and an overall student-faculty ratio of 18 to 1 allow for a personalized learning environment in which you can get to know both your fellow students and your instructors.

Southeast is ideal if you’re seeking a mid-sized, safe and friendly place to learn, experience and succeed. With more than 400 full-time faculty, 90 percent of which have doctoral degrees, you’ll be in classes taught by trained professionals, not teaching assistants.

Southeast faculty have degrees from top national institutions such as Yale, Princeton, Harvard and Dartmouth.

Southeast curriculum is hands on, with all majors offering internship, clinical and/or field experiences, student-teaching, discipline-specific practice or undergraduate research—the kind of real-world experience that helps you get the job upon graduation.

Southeast offers you preparation for a vast range of career fields with more than 1,600 undergraduate courses in more than 200 majors. These areas are offered as majors, minors and pre-professional and certificate programs as well as associate degrees in business, education, science and technology, the health professions and liberal arts.

Our unique General Education program,, provides a structured, well-rounded education within a broad range of course options from diverse subject fields, giving you a wider range of experience in the liberal arts and life. In addition, Southeast students are given a choice of courses, which is uncommon at most universities.

Southeast education spans the globe with more than 30 study-abroad opportunities,, in such countries as England, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico and the Netherlands, which can give you a broader cultural horizon and a sense of place in the global community.

With more than 11,000 students who come from nearly all 50 states and from 45 nations around the world, Southeast’s student body is diverse. You will meet new friends from across the globe.

With more than 150 social and special-interest student organizations,, you can share a diversity of interests that round out the educational experience. If you can’t find a club that suits your interests, you can even create your own!


Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, MS 3550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701