Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive university with numerous national and international academic accreditations.
In addition to offering more than 145 undergraduate majors, 100 minors, and more than 75 graduate programs, Southeast continues to focus on staying ahead of changing market demands. Using technology to find new ways to feed the world is a top priority in agriculture, and industry professionals turn to our cybersecurity team to help defend against the latest cyber threats. A growing and stable healthcare industry is providing plentiful employment for more than 60 healthcare programs. P-12 educators from around the country look to us for the cooperative program we have with Apple that integrates technology in classrooms. The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance is a new feature of our River Campus--Missouri’s only campus dedicated to art, dance, music, and theatre.
Students receive unparalleled personal support from their first time on campus to the day they receive their diploma. This instills a strong sense of confidence and lays the foundation for all of their achievements to come.
With nearly 12,000 students, Southeast is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities. Internships and experiential learning are available in 100 percent of majors. Study-abroad opportunities range from two-week to academic year study in a variety of countries.
Overlooking Mark Twain's mighty Mississippi River, Southeast is the kind of place people imagine when they think of college. The beautiful campus is an eclectic mix of old and new. Classic limestone buildings blend harmoniously with contemporary structures. Located in Cape Girardeau, the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis, Southeast is a great place to live and learn in a college-friendly community. Students come from all over the United States and from more than 40 countries around the world.
Twenty-one residence halls, considered by many to be the best in Missouri, and 10 dining facilities give students many choices. Students with similar interests or majors may be grouped in themed learning communities.
A modern recreation center and a one-of-a-kind aquatic center are available to students, along with more than 180 social, recreational and special interest student organizations provide ample opportunities to be involved on campus.
Southeast competes in NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference athletics. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and track (indoor/outdoor). Women's sports include basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track (indoor/outdoor), and volleyball.
Founded in 1873
- Southeast’s main campus and River Campus are located in Cape Girardeau, MO.
- Regional campuses are located in Sikeston, Malden, and Kennett.
- Southeast offers a delivery site in Poplar Bluff, MO on the Three Rivers College campus.
- The population of Cape Girardeau County is approximately 78,000.
- The size of the main campus is 328 acres.
Enrollment (Fall 2017)
- Undergraduate enrollment is 10,458; graduate enrollment is 1,044.
- Student population is 58% female/42% male.
- Multicultural population percentage is 13%. The percentage increases to 18% when including international students.
- There are 742 international students from 52 different countries studying at Southeast.
- 80% of the undergraduate students are from Missouri. nonresident students represent almost all 50 states, with the largest nonresident representation being from Illinois.
- Average age of undergraduate students is 21.
- Residential student body is approximately 3,000.