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Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University

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Southeast Missouri State University Description:

Founded in 1873, Southeast Missouri State University is a public university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a city on the Mississippi River and Illinois border. St. Louis is two hours away. The university has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio, classes that average 25 to 35 students, and over 200 areas of study. Programs in professional fields such as business, communications, education and corrections are extremely popular among undergraduates, and the curriculum emphasizes hands-on experiential learning. Southeast has a campus textbook rental program that significantly reduces the cost of books for students. In athletics, the Southeast Redhawks compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 11,601 (10,413 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,750 (in-state); $11,985 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $478
  • Room and Board: $7,900
  • Other Expenses: $3,616
  • Total Cost: $18,744 (in-state); $23,979 (out-of-state)

Southeast Missouri State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Southeast Missouri State Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,743
    • Loans: $5,545

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Science, General Studies, Industrial Technology, Marketing, Nursing, Speech Communication

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Southeast Missouri State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the Southeast Missouri State University website

"The University, through teaching and scholarship, challenges students to extend their intellectual capacities, interests, and creative abilities; develop their talents; and acquire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. Students benefit from a relevant, extensive, and thorough general education with a global perspective; professional and liberal arts and sciences curricula; co-curricular opportunities; and real-world experiences. By emphasizing student-centered and experiential learning, the University, in collaboration with other entities as appropriate, prepares individuals to participate responsibly in a diverse and technologically advanced world, and in this and other ways contributes to the development of the social, cultural, and economic life of the region, state, and nation."

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