Southeast Missouri State University is a regional four-year public university enrolling 9000 students in nine colleges and schools. The University offers associate degrees, undergraduate and masters degrees, and a cooperative doctoral degree in education. Our academics combine the best of old traditions with the vision of new explorations. Southeast has structured its curriculum around the belief that effective career training is a broad-based liberal arts education that emphasizes writing and critical thinking.
The University is located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, with branch campuses throughout the Southeast Missouri region. Cape Girardeau is a city of about 40,000 located on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Memphis. In addition to its roles as a University town and manufacturing area, Cape Girardeau is a major service center for the Southeast Missouri region, with two full-service hospitals, many social services, banks, shopping, and recreation opportunities. Historically, Cape Girardeau has enjoyed high levels of employment, low taxes, and a favorable cost of living.