Office of Institutional Research
One University Plaza, MS 2025
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Fast facts: Enrollment, retention, and academic offerings (Fall 2018)
Undergraduate enrollment was 10,041 and graduate enrollment was 1,030.
Enrollment included 305 undergraduate transfer students.
The student population is 59.5% female and 40.5% male.
The student population includes 8% Black/African American, 2.04% Hispanic, and 9.71%
students from other minority ethnic groups.
The five-year average incoming freshmen class size is 1,757 students.
The average ACT score is 22.6 and the average cumulative GPA is 3.47 for full-time
The average freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 74.4%.
The average age of undergraduate students is 22.
The average four-year graduation rate is 32.2%; five-year 45.9%; and six year 48.8%.
Southeast offers more than 200 areas of study.
Approximately 1,303 courses are offered each semester.
More than 269 courses are offered online.
Southeast offers more than 83 study-abroad options.
The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.
Fast facts: Campus life and athletics (Academic Year 2018)
82% of the students are from Missouri.
Out-of-state students represent almost all 50 states, with the largest out-of-state
representation being from Illinois.
There are 633 international students from 65 different countries studying at Southeast.
12.5% of students are using the University Tutorial Services.
9.7% of students are enrolled in supplemental instruction course sections.
66% of students are using University Career Services.
The residential student body is approximately 26%.
More than 40% of undergraduate students are active members of a student organization
and more than 1,000 of these students are in a direct student leadership position
or participating in a University leadership development program.
Students may choose from 20 residence halls and 10 dining venues.
There are more than 238 student organizations.
19% of students are members of Greek social fraternities and sororities.
Two recreation centers and the Student Aquatic Center are available for students.
More than 5,000 students participate in intramural sports or sports clubs.
Southeast competes in NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference athletics. Southeast's
mascot is Rowdy the Redhawk, and the campus colors are red and black.
Women's sports are basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis,
track (indoor/outdoor), and volleyball. There are 157 female athletes.
Men's sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and track (indoor/outdoor).
There are 213 male athletes.
416 students participated in dance, music, and theatre events and productions.