Southeast Missouri State University

Category: Large public | State: MO

About Southeast Missouri State University

Founded in 1873, Southeast Missouri State University, is a regional comprehensive university with approximately 11,000 students. With more than 200 areas of study, including unique programs such as agribusiness, cybersecurity, EDvolution, entrepreneurship, health studies, and marine biology, Southeast students are ready to launch extraordinary careers when they graduate. Southeast is the only university in Missouri to have a separate campus dedicated to art, dance, music, and theater. More than 30 online degree programs are available and several are ranked among the best in the nation. Southeast consistently has one of the highest retention rates among moderately selective universities.

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Why you should attend?

Southeast Missouri State University is Missouri's most academically competitive comprehensive, regional university. Southeast offers 200 areas of study with numerous academic accreditations and is the only university in Missouri to have a separate campus dedicated to art, dance, music and theatre. With more than 11,000 students, Southeast is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


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