Southeast Missouri State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,183

3.41% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,165

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.78%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84.5%

4,977 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,486

70.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

52.1%

914 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 (156 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (106 degrees), and Registered Nursing (102 degrees).

In 2017, 2,186 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeast Missouri State University. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,671 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (165 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $6,183, which is $-14,550 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $6,183, which is $-14,550 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,165.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,183

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University was $6,183. The cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $-14,550 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,165

2017 Value

3.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southeast Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,165. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southeast Missouri State University grew by 3.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,508

Room and Board

$502

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeast Missouri State University was of $8,508 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $502. The cost of room and board increased by 2.69% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 0.601% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.27% with respect to 2016, 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.

9.78%

2016 Default Rate

250

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southeast Missouri State University was 9.78%, which represents 250 out of the 2556 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 4,977 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.99% annual decline. Out of those 4,977 applicants, 4,208 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.5% acceptance rate.

There were 11,486 students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeast Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 42.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,208

Accepted Out of 4,977

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeast Missouri State University was 84.5% (4,208 admissions from 4,977 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 82.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.99%, while admissions declined by -1.98%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Southeast Missouri State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeast Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 11,486 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 8,149 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,337. This means that 70.9% 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 80% White, 8.31% Black or African American, 1.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% Asian, 0.871% Two or More Races, 0.305% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0261% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (46.4%), followed by White Male (32%) and Black or African American Female (5.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.8%), followed by White Male (15.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,486 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 8,149 and the part-time enrollment is 3,337. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2017 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

  1. White

    9,188

  2. Black or African American

    955

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    211

The enrolled student population at Southeast Missouri State University is 80% White, 8.31% Black or African American, 1.84% Hispanic or Latino, 1.13% Asian, 0.871% Two or More Races, 0.305% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0261% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 124 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 336 more women than men received degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. The majority of degree recipients at Southeast Missouri State University are white (1,671 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (165 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University is General Studies (156 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (106 degrees) and Registered Nursing (102 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 (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (161 degrees), and Education (387 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 (1,931,774 people), Secondary school teachers (305,206 people), Education administrators (274,425 people), Other managers (216,004 people), and Postsecondary teachers (133,295 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (161 degrees), Education (387 degrees), Human Sciences (70 degrees), and Communications (139 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Physicians, Dentists, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (161 degrees), Education (387 degrees), Human Sciences (70 degrees), and Communications (139 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 (2,832,871 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (330,713 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (174,010 people), Computer Systems Design (154,420 people), and Construction (121,435 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (72 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (161 degrees), Education (387 degrees), Human Sciences (70 degrees), and Communications (139 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. 156 degrees awarded

  2. 106 degrees awarded

  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University was General Studies with 156 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 925

  2. 1,261

In 2017, 925 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University, which is 0.734 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,261).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University in General Studies, which is 0.95 times less than the 80 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Southeast Missouri State University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.69 times more than the 13 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 48% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeast Missouri State University is Female and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.875% 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

    1,671 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    165 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    24 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeast Missouri State University is white (1,671 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (165 degrees).

1.1% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,002 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    669 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southeast Missouri State University is white female (1,002 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (669 degrees).

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Operations

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $74.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.07M (2.77%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southeast Missouri State University had a total salary expenditure of $187M. Southeast Missouri State University employs 131 Instructors, 123 Professors, and 95 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southeast Missouri State University are Female Instructors (85), Male Professors(80), and Female Assistant professors (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 127 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 123 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 119 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$74.9M

2017 Endowment

15.5%

growth from 2016

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $74.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeast Missouri State University grew 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $41.8M 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. $4.14M - Federal

  2. $7.72M - State

  3. $93.1k - Local

As of 2017, Southeast Missouri State University received $4.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.72M from state grants and contracts, and $93.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$73.5M

2017 Salaries

1.85%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southeast Missouri State University paid a median of $73.5M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($187M) and a 1.85% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.59% growth from 2015 and a 6.32% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.1M

Instructional Salaries

410

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southeast Missouri State University paid a total of $26.1M to 410 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

131 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

127 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Instructor with 131 employees; Professor with 123 employees; and Professor with 95 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 127 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 123 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 119 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University was Female Instructor with 85 employees, Male Professor with 80 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 55 employees.

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

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