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Southeast Missouri State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Southeast Missouri State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Southeast Missouri State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Southeast Missouri State University was awarded 21 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

Southeast Missouri State University is ranked #1,062 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Southeast Missouri State University is also ranked #26 out of 48 schools in Missouri.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Southeast Missouri State University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southeast Missouri State University is 85%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Southeast Missouri State University is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

Southeast Missouri State University received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Southeast Missouri State University  ( 20 to 26 )
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Southeast Missouri State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Southeast Missouri State University is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southeast Missouri State University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southeast Missouri State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Southeast Missouri State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100
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Below Average Overall Diversity at Southeast Missouri State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 10,458 undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University with 7,779 being full-time and 2,679 being part-time.

Southeast Missouri State University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Southeast Missouri State University is 38.61 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  38.61 out of 100
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How Much Does Southeast Missouri State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Southeast Missouri State University is $12,655. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Southeast Missouri State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,272 $10,177 $12,764 $15,587 $16,548

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Southeast Missouri State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southeast Missouri State University, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,031 a year. That adds up to $24,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southeast Missouri State University is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Southeast Missouri State University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Southeast Missouri State University make around $37,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 9% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University is a public institution located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The location of Southeast Missouri State University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Southeast Missouri State University

Contact details for Southeast Missouri State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Plaza, Ms2025, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-651-2000
Website: www.semo.edu
Facebook: http://www.semo.edu/facebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/semissouristate

Southeast Missouri State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 64 majors graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. Of these students, 1,788 received undergraduate degrees and 400 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 158 $28,700
General Biology 118 $25,000
Business Administration & Management 108 $39,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 105 $27,100
Nursing 93 $52,600
Communication & Media Studies 82 $31,800
General Family & Consumer Sciences 78 $25,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 70 $30,700
General Psychology 68 $27,400
Health & Physical Education 51 $28,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Southeast Missouri State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Southeast Missouri State University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 5,000 students took at least one online class at Southeast Missouri State University. This is a decrease from the 6,021 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,000 1,812
2016-2017 6,021 1,796
2015-2016 5,744 1,714
2014-2015 5,440 1,265
2013-2014 4,969 1,306

Learn more about online learning at Southeast Missouri State University.

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