Southeast Missouri State University is Missouri's most academically competitive comprehensive, regional university. Founded in 1873, Southeast offers 200 areas of study with numerous academic accreditations and is the only university in Missouri to have a separate campus dedicated to art, dance, music and theatre. With nearly 12,000 students, Southeast is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities. Southeast has class sizes averaging 25-35 students, and an overall student-faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Students come from nearly all 50 states and countries around the world.