Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive university with numerous national and international academic accreditations.

Southeast Missouri State University Launching Extraordinary Careers

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 Jeanine Larson Dobbins 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.

Eighteen 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.

We know you want to get a good education to prepare you for a great job, so you can afford not to live in mom and dad’s basement. That’s a given with college, and hopefully you’ve seen how our accredited, nationally ranked programs and experiential learning get you ready for your first big job. But, we also understand you want to be happy and have fun while you’re getting ready for the working world. So, allow us to introduce you to life at Southeast and in Cape Girardeau. We think you’ll like what you see.

At Southeast, we do want to make sure you get plenty of rest, if only to have more energy for enriching our campus. Two recreation centers, an aquatic center, student organizations, Greek life, honors program, and multiple leadership academies mean whatever type of joiner you want to be, there’s a group waiting for you.


$5,000—$10,000 Semester

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    Small/College town
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

Cape Girardeau MO
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One University Plaza Cape Girardeau, MO

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