Southeast Missouri State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,779
2.62% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,815
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.61%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
93.3%
4,871 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
10,001
72.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50.9%
869 Graduates

About

Southeast Missouri State University is a higher education institution located in Cape Girardeau County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southeast Missouri State University were General Studies (172 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (121 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (118 degrees).

In 2020, 2,380 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeast Missouri State University. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,875 degrees), 11.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $6,779, which is $−15,751 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $6,779, which is $−15,751 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,815.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students attending Southeast Missouri State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,779
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University was $6,779. The cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $−15,751 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,815
2020 Value
11.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southeast Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,815. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southeast Missouri State University grew by 11.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,267
Room and Board
$631
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeast Missouri State University was of $9,267 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $631. The cost of room and board increased by 3.72% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.1% with respect to 2019, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.61%
2018 Default Rate
195
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southeast Missouri State University was 8.61%, which represents 195 out of the 2266 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Southeast Missouri State University received 4,871 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.8% annual growth. Out of those 4,871 applicants, 4,546 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.3% acceptance rate.

There were 10,001 students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeast Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,546
Accepted Out of 4,871

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeast Missouri State University was 93.3% (4,546 admissions from 4,871 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 86.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.8%, while admissions grew by 10.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Southeast Missouri State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeast Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 10,001 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 7,249 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,752. This means that 72.5% 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 79.8% White, 8.36% Black or African American, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.5%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (15%) and Black or African American Female (3.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,001 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 7,249 and the part-time enrollment is 2,752. This means that 72.5% of students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2020 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 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southeast Missouri State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,981
  2. Black or African American
    836
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    232

The enrolled student population at Southeast Missouri State University is 79.8% White, 8.36% Black or African American, 2.32% Hispanic or Latino, 2.18% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.12% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 135 students (1.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 518 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 (1,875 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University is General Studies (172 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (121 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (118 degrees).

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 Agriculture (70 degrees awarded), Education (458 degrees), and Communications (163 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,753,984 people), Secondary school teachers (383,615 people), Education administrators (274,841 people), Other managers (219,806 people), and Special education teachers (160,366 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (70 degrees awarded), Education (458 degrees), Communications (163 degrees), Human Sciences (74 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (99 degrees).

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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 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (70 degrees awarded), Education (458 degrees), Communications (163 degrees), Human Sciences (74 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (99 degrees).

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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 (2,822,861 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,842 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (173,993 people), Computer Systems Design (153,802 people), and Construction (118,235 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (70 degrees awarded), Education (458 degrees), Communications (163 degrees), Human Sciences (74 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (99 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 172 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 121 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 118 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University was General Studies with 172 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

931
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,449
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 931 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,449).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 68 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 92 degrees were awarded to women at Southeast Missouri State University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.08 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeast Missouri State University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.921% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,875 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    168 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeast Missouri State University is white (1,875 degrees awarded). There were 11.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (168 degrees).

0.714% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,176 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    699 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southeast Missouri State University is white female (1,176 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (699 degrees).

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Operations

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $84.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.08M (4.85%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southeast Missouri State University had a total salary expenditure of $183M. Southeast Missouri State University employs 119 Instructors, 105 Professors, and 89 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southeast Missouri State University are Female Instructors (72), Male Professors(64), and Female Assistant professors (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 121 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 118 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.2M
2020 Endowment
0.629%
decline from 2019

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $84.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeast Missouri State University declined 0.629% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $44.5M 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. $2.57M - Federal
  2. $7.31M - State
  3. $87.2k - Local

As of 2020, Southeast Missouri State University received $2.57M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.31M from state grants and contracts, and $87.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$66.6M
2020 Salaries
4.46%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Southeast Missouri State University paid a median of $66.6M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($183M) and a 4.46% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.54% decline from 2018 and a 2.69% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.7M
Instructional Salaries
381
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southeast Missouri State University paid a total of $24.7M to 381 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
119 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
121 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Instructor with 119 employees; Professor with 105 employees; and Professor with 89 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Business and Financial Operations with 121 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 118 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 102 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University was Female Instructor with 72 employees, Male Professor with 64 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 50 employees.

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

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