Southeast Missouri State University


  • Southeast is fully accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Southeast’s Athletic Training Program has been CAAHEP-accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs)  since 1998. Beginning Jan. 1, 2004, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will require all candidates for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) exam to graduate from a CAAHEP-accredited program.
  • The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest professional scientific society, certifies Southeast’s Chemistry Program.
  • The Donald L. Harrison College of Business is nationally accredited by the AACSB International. AACSB accreditation places a program among the top ten percent in the world.
  • The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is featured as one of 20 model programs in the nation by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Additionally, the college has received the “Best Practice Award for Global and International Teacher Education” from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
  • The Communication Disorders Program is accredited through the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Southeast’s Engineering Physics Program recently was accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the sole accrediting body of engineering programs in the nation. As a result, Southeast students are now eligible to become registered, professional engineers by passing the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam.
  • The bachelor in medical technology is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science.
  • The Nursing Program within the College of Health and Human Services is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Within the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, the Technology Management Program is accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (, and the Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET ( Additionally, Southeast has been designated as a Missouri Center for Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
  • Southeast’s Recreation Program is accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Associationand by the American Association of Leisure/Recreation.
  • Southeast’s Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Southeast’s programs also hold specific program accreditations from:
    • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
    • National Association for the Education of Young Children
    • National Association of Schools and Colleges of Music


  • Southeast students are involved in active learning and real-world experience, which is the hallmark of Southeast. More than 96 percent of our students will have experienced a real-world learning experience before they graduate from Southeast and 100 percent of our programs of study offer a real-world work component. This could cover a broad spectrum of activities:  workplace training and development, e.g. internship, discipline-specific research, clinical experiences, training in practical skills, performance and personal growth – the kind of experience that will help you find a great job once you’ve graduated from Southeast.
  • Southeast is affordable and an excellent education “best buy.”   Southeast has been recognized as one of the country’s institutions having the “least indebted students.”
  • Southeast is the only institution to be a two-time recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in education and in science and math.
  • Recently, Southeast was named among a select few institutions nationwide to be listed as a “hidden treasure” by the Kaplan National Guidance Counselor Survey. According to the survey, Southeast is a fine institution that should be recognized on a national level. This honor is awarded based on a scientific nationwide survey of high school guidance counselors.
  • Southeast’s program is education is nationally recognized for its modern, interactive curriculum and real-world teaching opportunities.  The program is featured as one of 20 national model programs selected by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.  Southeast’s leadership in education also has led to its acceptance into the prestigious Renaissance Group of institutions and to membership in the Coalition of Universities and Businesses for Education (CUBE).
  • The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) presented Southeast with the “Best Practice Award for Global and International Teacher Education.”
  • Over the past ten years, medical schools have accepted 86 percent of Southeast’s pre-medical students, a rate considerably higher than the national average.
  • Southeast’s Department of Foreign Languages has been recognized as one of the nation’s 35 model programs for foreign language education by the Modern Language Association.
  • Southeast students make lasting connections with alumni through the Career Alumni Network sponsored by the Alumni Association and Career Services. Students are paired with successful Southeast alumni who serve as mentors, providing job shadowing opportunities and professional advice that help ensure career success.
  • If you are transferring to Southeast, you’ll be pleased to know that 90 percent of all students who transfer to Southeast earn a bachelor’s degree within three years.
  • Southeast has great award-winning food. Chartwell's, Southeast’s food service provider, has defeated dining service programs at 68 other colleges and universities across the Midwest to be named Regional Account of the Year for the third year in a row!