They say, college is the best time of your life. We’re partial to that theory, too, but our passion is making sure what comes after college meets your expectations.

You’re pursuing a career, and we want to help you achieve that dream. It’s why we feel like talking about the successful outcomes of our graduates is just as important as telling you about what you’ll learn in your classes. Plus, we have a lot to share!

Success by the numbers

  • 98%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    We weren’t joking when we said our college trained for high demand jobs. Almost every academic program within the college is projected to increase job growth as evidenced by the 98% of our students who report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduating. 

  • 35,000

    Alumni Network

    When you’ve been educating teachers for nearly 150 years and nurses for more than 60, you’re bound to increase your alumni network. We’ve got 35,000 potential connections for you with fellow Southeast graduates to professional networking, mentorship, and support. 

  • 1.9 M

    Future Teacher Openings

    Nearly 2 million teachers will be needed in the next five years. States are already reporting more openings that qualified candidates. Missouri is seeing the need for more elementary education teachers for the first time in many years. If teaching is your passion, it is a solid choice in regards to the future employment outlook. 

  • 7%

    Job Growth

    We have seen in the last year just how critical this position is to many communities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for nurses will grow faster than average over the next decade. 

Child & Family Studies Alumni

Chief Operations Officer at Innovative Financial Solutions 

Degree: Family Systems Theory  
Graduated in 2003 
Resides in Cape Girardeau, MO  

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Senior Admission Representative and head Cheerleading Coach at Loras College 

Degree: Human Environmental Studies
Graduated in 2011 
Resides in Dubuque, IA  

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Communication Disorders Alumni

Audiologist at angli-EAR Hearing & Tinnitus Solutions 

Degree: Communication Disorders 
Graduated in 2007 
Resides in Bury St Edmunds, UK  

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Speech Language Pathologist Fox C-6 

Degree: Communication Disorders  
Graduated in 2007 
Resides in Imperial, MO  

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Education Alumni

Special Education Teacher at Lincoln County R3 School District 

Degree: Elementary Education 
Graduated in 2011 
Resides in Troy, MO  

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Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Tarrant County College 

Degree: Secondary Education and English 
Graduated in 1973 
Resides in Fort Worth, TX  

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Teacher at East Missouri Action Agency Cape Girardeau Head Start 

Degree: Early Childhood Education Birth - Third 
Graduated in 2016 
Resides in Cape Girardeau, MO  

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Teacher at Yorktown Baptist Church 

Degree: Early Childhood Education  
Graduated in 2005 
Resides in Corpus Christi, TX  

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English Teacher, Department Chair, and Dance Team Coach at North County School District 

Degree: Secondary English Education 
Graduated in 2006 
Resides in Park Hills, MO  

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Junior High Math Teacher at Campbell R-2 School District 

Degree: Elementary Education 
Graduated in 2015 
Resides in Dexter, MO  

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Spanish/English High School Teacher at Belleville High School  

Degree: Secondary Education with a double major in English and Spanish 
Graduated in 1989  

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Choir Teacher at Charleston School District 

Degree: Vocal Music Education  
Graduated in 2012 
Resides in Cape Girardeau, MO  

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Social Studies teacher at St. Louis University High School 

Degree: Secondary Education, Social Studies 
Graduated in 2010 
Resides in Kirkwood, MO  

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Allied Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Sciences Alumni

International Admissions Counselor at East Tennessee State University 

Degree: Exercise Science 
Graduated in 2011 
Resides in Johnson City, TN  

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Assistant Football Coach at Greenville University 

Degree: Physical Education  
Graduated in 1973 
Resides in Hillsboro, Il  

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Psychology & Counseling Alumni

Managing Director for University of Michigan 

Master's:  Concentration in Counseling  

Graduated in 1999 
Resides in Dexter, MI  

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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701