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Southeast Missouri State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Cape Girardeau, MO

$7,461

Avg in-state tuition

$14,031

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Southeast Missouri State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Southeast Missouri State University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,629, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 79%. The university offers 69 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,461, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $14,031.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

79% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

74% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

54% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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10k

Students enrolled

61%

Online student enrollment

20:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

77%

Black

8%

Non-U.S. Citizen

7%

Hispanic

3%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

42% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

27

Total Online Enrollment

5,982

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

77% On-campus

23% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 20% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 16% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 17% online

Master's Check Bold 40% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,461 $14,031
Graduate $5,858 $10,840

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $644
On-campus room and board $9,974
On-campus other expenses $4,941
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,974
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,941
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,941

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $23,020 $29,590
Off-campus without family $23,020 $29,590
Off-campus with family $13,046 $19,616

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

87%

State Grant Aid

39%

Institution Grant Aid

87%

Pell Grant

42%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,149
State Grant Aid $1,921
Institution Grant Aid $5,800
Pell Grant Aid $4,877

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$32k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields

BA

MA

DOC

2

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC