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Study at Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University was established in 1873 and is a public college situated in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The campus is set on nearly 400 acres of land. The university has more than 10, 000 students. The university's name has undergone many changes and below, in a chronological order, are the different names:

  • Southeast Missouri State Normal School, from 1873-1881
  • Missouri State Normal School-- Third District, from 1881-1919
  • Southeast Missouri State Teachers College, from 1919-1946
  • Southeast Missouri State College, from 1946-1973
  • Southeast Missouri State University from, 1973-Present
The university's sports teams are called the Redhawks. The athletic teams are a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. The school has basketball, tennis, cross country, volleyball, track, softball, and soccer teams. Neal E. Boyd, winner of “America's Got Talent”;Peter Kinder, politician; Linda Godwin, NASA astronaut; Dick Hantak, NFL referee; and Velmer A. Fassel, scientist; are among the notable alumni of Southeast Missouri State University.

Profile of Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State is located in Cape Girardeau, MO (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Southeast Missouri State is the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching and family and social work.

Southeast Missouri State Selectivity

Southeast Missouri State does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 600.


Southeast Missouri State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 10, 624 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

A lot of students at Southeast Missouri State attend part-time. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Southeast Missouri State values student athletics, and belongs to the Ohio Valley Conference.

Southeast Missouri State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching368elementary school teaching, school Counselling, social studies teaching, physical education teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, elementary/middle school admin, family/home economics teaching, middle school teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts284general studies, English, political science, humanities, history, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management207marketing, business management, accounting, finance
Family and Social Work110family and consumer science, social work, child care management, social service professions
Engineering Technician92industrial tech, computer systems tech, engineering technology, industrial production tech, architectural drafting, electronics tech
Media86communication studies, printing equipment operation
Security and Law Enforcement82corrections, criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine76registered nursing
Science74biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences, geological and earth sciences
Therapy and Counselling71psychology, communication disorders
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy68health and physical education, sports and fitness management, parks and recreation studies, health and fitness, nutrition sciences
Art Studies20art studies, visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering13computer and info science, computer programming
Landscaping and Horticulture10horticultural science, plant sciences
Agricultural Science and Management10agricultural operations, agriculture
office and Administration8office management, administrative assistant
Animal Science and Care6animal science
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Medical Support and Technology4clinical lab tech, speech pathology
Engineering4engineering physics
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Contact: Southeast Missouri State

Southeast Missouri State University

One University Plaza

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-9980

General Phone: (573) 651-2000

http://www.SEMO. EDU

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