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About Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau, also called ‘Cape’ by the locals, is the home of Southeast Missouri State University. It is located on the Mississippi River in the Midwestern region of the United States about 120 miles (200 km) south of St. Louis. Please see Cape Girardeau’s location map for reference.

City Population

~38,000 people

County Population

~77,000 people

Average winter temperature

33F (0 C), range from -10F to 50F (-23C to 10C)

Average summer temperature

80F (27C), range from 70F to 103F (21C to 39C)

Student Population

~12,000 students, including over 1000 international, 10,000 undergraduate, 1,200 graduate

For more information about our area, we recommend visiting the following websites:

Convention and Visitors’ Bureau 

City of Cape Girardeau 

Southeast Missourian Newspaper 


International Village Admin Building 101 – Located at:
1025 N. Sprigg St.
Cape Girardeau, MO

International Education and Services
One University Plaza, MS2000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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