• learning
  • performing
  • sharing
  • creating
  • celebrating
  • innovating

is what we do best.

Groundbreaking Academics

Your big ideas will be in good company here. Whatever you choose to study, chances are the program is at the head of its class.

Launching Extraordinary Careers

Roll up your sleeves, and get down to business. Learning at Southeast is about doing, so here you’ll take that lecture and put it to practice.

Personalized Support

You’ve got four years to forge your legacy and one shot to make it count. We’ve got the programs, clubs, people, activities, and facilities to make it possible.

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undergraduate majors


undergraduate certificates and minors


graduate programs emphasizing national accreditation

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Whether you’ve known your career path since before you could read or you still aren’t sure what you want to dedicate your life doing, Southeast has the programs, facilities, and faculty to help you find the right fit. View more than 200 areas of study, browse degree maps, or take a look at the Colleges at our University to start exploring your interest. Follow what you like or try a course that terrifies you. This is the place to find your passion, and we can’t wait to see what you do.

College of Arts and Media

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College of Business and Computing

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College of Education, Health and Human Studies

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College of Health and Social Sciences

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College of Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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study-abroad destinations


of programs offer internships, clinicals, or some other way to test the waters and put your knowledge into experience


job placement for nearly all graduates in majors like cybersecurity and physics

/Launching Extraordinary Careers

Everybody talks about it, but what does it mean? More importantly, what does it mean for you? At Southeast, it means you’re not just in the classroom but in practice. Whether it’s in a lab, or a stage, at our very own research farm, in your own classroom, at Catapult Creative House, in a gallery, around the world, or across the nation, we don’t just tell you about the profession you’re going into. We give you the experience to do it. And, that’s pretty helpful on a resume.

Student Internships


Thinking about that essay question or 50 multiple choice options? At Southeast, your tests may include securing a team of investors. Delivering the news across television, radio, print and web. Performing to a sold-out audience. Gathering real research in real labs--as an undergrad. Engineering real crops and cattle. Growing food in the sustainable garden. Practicing on real patients. And, classroom experience in your first semester. It’s not that we don’t like desks, it’s just that they look out of place in some of our classrooms.

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faculty-student ratio


of faculty that have doctoral degrees


of courses seat more than 50 students

/personalized support

The best thing about Southeast is that you can find the variety of program choices and resources that you'd find at a big university, but you get the personal support of a smaller university. So, whether you need advising, mentoring, tutoring or just somebody to listen, you'll find a team of faculty, staff, and experts here to make sure whatever you do, you won't have to do it alone.

Stopping at nothing
to help you do everything

We know asking for help is hard. It is for all of us. To that, we say: get over it! We all need a little help from our friends from time to time. And, it's the sole reason these great offices exist--to be here when you need them.

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residence hall options for you to call home


students who participate in intramural and club sports


student organizations from Greek to career prep. Seriously, whatever your interest, we've got you covered.


hours of community service each year. If you’re a do-gooder, we’ll help you champion social justice and cheer as you change the world.

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We know you want to get a good education to prepare you for a great job, so you can afford not to live in mom and dad’s basement. That’s a given with college, and hopefully you’ve seen how our accredited, nationally ranked programs and experiential learning get you ready for your first big job. But, we also understand you want to be happy and have fun while you’re getting ready for the working world. So, allow us to introduce you to life at Southeast and in Cape Girardeau. We think you’ll like what you see.

think of your pillow as a decoration

At Southeast, we do want to make sure you get plenty of rest, if only to have more energy for enriching our campus. Two recreation centers, an aquatic center, student organizations, Greek life, honors program, and multiple leadership academies mean whatever type of joiner you want to be, there’s a group waiting for you.

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1 & only

campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri.


events each year to show your talent, be entertained, or just be wowed.


facilities on the campus providing a residence hall, dining facility, class space, rehearsal rooms, galleries, and performance venues.


breathtaking view of the largest river in North America.

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The Holland College of Arts and Media trains artists in all areas in a truly experiential learning environment. Theory starts here, but the pursuit of their education takes the stage in professional-level performance venues, in public gallery and exhibit spaces, and in trips to where professional art is happening whether it’s Broadway or Europe. Not an arts major? Don’t worry, what they create, the rest of us get to enjoy (and with student discounts).

one must be inspired to inspire.

How could you be expected to create art without a space to get your creativity flowing? The River Campus was designed to house our accredited arts programs, provide venues for students to showcase their passions, and serve as a cultural center to the region.

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varsity sports teams


Ohio Valley Conference regular season titles




community service hours

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If you’re into a sport, we have a team for you to cheer. And, we do expect you to cheer. The Redhawks compete in the Ohio Valley Conference. Last year, saw the Redhawks take home three Ohio Valley Conference championships. But these teams are as focused in the classroom and in the community as on their sports. The well-rounded Redhawks sponsor a kids carnival and camps, support breast cancer awareness, and host the community at many pre-game activities including the Redhawks Walk before all home football games.

competing is what we do best.

They say you win some, you lose some. But, win or lose, our Redhawks leave everything on the field, court or track. They train, condition, practice and perfect. And, of course, study. Did we mention our women’s soccer team posted the nation’s second-highest GPA last year and the Gymnastics team ranked third with its GPA?



million in scholarships awarded annually


million University Portfolio


University Foundation scholarships


less expensive tuition than the national average


No matter how affordable Southeast may be, most of us could still use a scholarship or two to help pay for school. Fortunately, Southeast has a wide variety of scholarship opportunities available. Whether you qualify based on GPA, academic area of interest, extracurricular, or even where you’re from, we have scholarships you can apply for.

an education of value.

Your Southeast degree will mean something as you enter the workforce, but that value doesn't mean you don't need help along the way. If you need financial aid, scholarships, are a veteran or military dependent, you'll have questions. We're here to help with the answers.

we can't wait to see you at southeast

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