Southeast Missouri State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,761
4.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,519
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.3%
7,092 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,927
71.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.5%
984 Graduates

About

Southeast Missouri State University is a higher education institution located in Cape Girardeau County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southeast Missouri State University were General Studies (118 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (104 degrees), and General Psychology (90 degrees).

In 2022, 2,118 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeast Missouri State University. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,690 degrees), 12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $7,761, which is $−16,235 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $7,761, which is $−16,235 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,519.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Southeast Missouri State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,761
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University was $7,761. The cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $−16,235 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,519
2022 Value
9.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southeast Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,519. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southeast Missouri State University grew by 9.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,974
Room and Board
$644
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeast Missouri State University was of $9,974 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.87% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $644. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 6.74% with respect to 2021, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.51%
2019 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southeast Missouri State University was 2.51%, which represents 56 out of the 2233 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southeast Missouri State University received 7,092 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.68% annual growth. Out of those 7,092 applicants, 6,121 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 9,927 students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeast Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,121
Accepted Out of 7,092

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeast Missouri State University was 86.3% (6,121 admissions from 7,092 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.68%, while admissions grew by 7.01%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
198
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at Southeast Missouri State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeast Missouri State University had a total enrollment of 9,927 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 7,133 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,794. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeast Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.8% White, 7.52% Black or African American, 3.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 0.796% Asian, 0.151% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0302% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (29.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.8%), followed by White Male (7.55%) and Black or African American Female (1.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,927 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 7,133 and the part-time enrollment is 2,794. This means that 71.9% of students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southeast Missouri State University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,226 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    747 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    308 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southeast Missouri State University is 72.8% White, 7.52% Black or African American, 3.1% Hispanic or Latino, 2.9% Two or More Races, 0.796% Asian, 0.151% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0302% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 193 students (1.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 636 more women than men received degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southeast Missouri State University is white (1,690 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (141 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University is General Studies (118 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (104 degrees) and General Psychology (90 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southeast Missouri State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Education (451 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (72 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,672,492 people), Secondary school teachers (521,808 people), Physicians (402,979 people), Education administrators (291,943 people), and Other managers (273,726 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University in 2022 are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Education (451 degrees), Engineering Technologies (72 degrees), Biology (110 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physician assistants

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Education (451 degrees), Engineering Technologies (72 degrees), Biology (110 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,978,357 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (587,141 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (569,778 people), Offices of physicians (223,479 people), and Computer Systems Design (207,243 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Human Sciences (75 degrees awarded), Education (451 degrees), Engineering Technologies (72 degrees), Biology (110 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southeast Missouri State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 118 degrees awarded
  2. 104 degrees awarded
  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University was General Studies with 118 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

741
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,377
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 741 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University, which is 0.538 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 2.32 times more than the 28 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 87 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.9 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 32% of students graduating from Southeast Missouri State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (63.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southeast Missouri State University is Female and White (63.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.508% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,690 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeast Missouri State University is white (1,690 degrees awarded). There were 12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (141 degrees).

0.803% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,130 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    560 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southeast Missouri State University is white female (1,130 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (560 degrees).

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Operations

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $97.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−0.234%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southeast Missouri State University had a total salary expenditure of 178M. Southeast Missouri State University employs 103 Professors, 97 Instructors and 79 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southeast Missouri State University are Male Professor (64), Female Instructor (60), and Male Assistant professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 125 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 100 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 88 employees.

Endowment

$97.5M
2022 Endowment
14.4%
decline from 2021

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $97.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeast Missouri State University declined 14.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.9M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.66M - Federal
  2. $7.49M - State
  3. $258k - Local

As of 2022, Southeast Missouri State University received $2.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.49M from state grants and contracts, and $258k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$65.2M
2022 Salaries
0.93%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southeast Missouri State University paid a median of $65.2M in salaries, which represents 36.7% of their overall expenditure ($178M) and a 0.93% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.3M
Instructional Salaries
335
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southeast Missouri State University paid a total of $24.3M to 335 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Professor with 103 employees, Instructor with 97 employees, and Assistant professor with 79 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Business and Financial Operations with 125 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 100 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 88 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University was Male Professor with 64 employees, Female Instructor with 60 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southeast Missouri State University.

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