Office of Institutional Research
One University Plaza, MS 4675
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Founded in 1873
Southeast’s main campus and River Campus are located in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Regional campuses are located in Sikeston, Malden, Kennett and Perryville.
The population of Cape Girardeau County is approximately 77,000.
The size of the main campus is 328 acres.
Enrollment (Fall 2014)
Undergraduate enrollment is 10,848; graduate enrollment is 1,239.
Student population is 57% female/43% male.
Multicultural population percentage is 16%. The percentage increases to 24% when including
There are 1061 international students from 56 different countries studying at Southeast.
77.8% of the students are from Missouri. Out-of-state students represent almost all
50 states, with the largest out-of-state representation being from Illinois.
Average age of undergraduate students is 22.
Residential student body is approximately 3,000.
Ratio of women to men is 1.3:1.
Academics (Fall 2014)
The average ACT score is 23 and the average cumulative GPA is 3.4 for full-time freshmen.
The average freshmen class size is 30-35 students.
The student-to-faculty ratio is 21-to-1.
Southeast offers more than 200 areas of study.
Approximately 1,500 courses offered each semester
More than 250 online courses are offered
Southeast offers more than 30 study-abroad options.
The average freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 72.7%.
The average four-year graduation rate is 29.0%; five-year 43.7%; and six year 51.2%.
The vast majority of courses are taught by full-time faculty with doctoral degrees.
Colleges and Schools
Southeast has five academic colleges: Donald L. Harrison College of Business, College
of Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts and College
of Science, Technology and Agriculture.
Southeast has four schools: School of Extended Learning, School of Graduate Studies,
School of University Studies & Academic Information Services, and Earl and Margie
Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Donald L. Harrison College of Business
90% of Graduates find jobs within one year of graduation.
Four minors in entrepreneurship.
St. Louis Interview Days recruiting event attracts more than 35 employers from the
greater St. Louis region annually.
College of Health and Human Services
Nursing students pass their licensure exams at consistently high rates.
Nursing also offers an RN-to-BSN program online and a master’s degree.
Criminal justice majors also enjoy high rates of employment.
College of Science, Technology and Agriculture
Southeast was the first in Missouri to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.
Pre-med graduates are accepted to medical schools at a rate that is higher than the
Students in many of the science disciplines enjoy a nearly 100 percent placement rate.
The Department of Mathematics offers a program in actuarial science.
College of Liberal Arts
950-seat performance hall.
180-bed living area.
Consists of seven departments including English and History.
Variety of opportunities for mass media students to get involved with the community
and gain work experience.
Students may choose from 13 residence halls and nine dining venues.
There are more than 150 student organizations
13% of students are members of Greek social fraternities and sororities.
More than 2,500 students participate in intramural sports or sports clubs.
Two recreation centers and the Student Aquatic Center are available for students.
Southeast competes in NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference athletics.
Men’s sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football and track (indoor/outdoor).
Women’s sports are basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis,
track (indoor/outdoor) and volleyball.
Southeast’s mascot is Rowdy the Redhawk, and the school colors are red and black.
Redhawk student-athletes maintained a 3.15 cumulative GPA as a group in 2014-15, while
also winning eight conference championships between the start of 2014 and May 2015
The Redhawk football team was the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Regular Season Champion.
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