Southeast Missouri State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,606
5.63% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,350
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
11%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
86.2%
4,785 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,637
71.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
49%
846 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 (132 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (115 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees).

In 2019, 2,176 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeast Missouri State University. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,758 degrees), 11.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $6,606, which is $−15,420 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $6,606, which is $−15,420 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,350.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,606
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University was $6,606. The cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $−15,420 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,350
2019 Value
0.946%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southeast Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,350. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southeast Missouri State University grew by 0.946%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,935
Room and Board
$624
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeast Missouri State University was of $8,935 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $624. The cost of room and board increased by 2.52% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 21.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
11%
2017 Default Rate
262
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southeast Missouri State University was 11%, which represents 262 out of the 2389 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 4,785 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 2.2% annual growth. Out of those 4,785 applicants, 4,124 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.2% acceptance rate.

There were 10,637 students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeast Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,124
Accepted Out of 4,785

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeast Missouri State University was 86.2% (4,124 admissions from 4,785 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 82.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 2.2%, while admissions grew by 6.21%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Southeast Missouri State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeast Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 10,637 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 7,604 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,033. This means that 71.5% 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 79.6% White, 8.2% Black or African American, 2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.77% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0564% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.2%), followed by White Male (31.1%) and Black or African American Female (5.37%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (13.3%) and Black or African American Female (2.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,637 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 7,604 and the part-time enrollment is 3,033. This means that 71.5% of students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2019 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 (74%), 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
    8,467
  2. Black or African American
    872
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    213

The enrolled student population at Southeast Missouri State University is 79.6% White, 8.2% Black or African American, 2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.77% Two or More Races, 1.19% Asian, 0.179% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0564% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 115 students (1.08%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 512 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 (1,758 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University is General Studies (132 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (115 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (106 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 (75 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (93 degrees), and Education (399 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 (1,506,886 people), Secondary school teachers (498,760 people), Education administrators (287,393 people), Other managers (230,897 people), and Special education teachers (213,268 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (75 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (93 degrees), Education (399 degrees), Engineering Technologies (111 degrees), and Communications (139 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Dentists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (75 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (93 degrees), Education (399 degrees), Engineering Technologies (111 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 (2,819,296 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (341,749 people), Computer Systems Design (162,298 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (151,256 people), and Construction (130,058 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (75 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (93 degrees), Education (399 degrees), Engineering Technologies (111 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. 132 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 115 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 106 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University was General Studies with 132 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

832
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,344
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 832 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University, which is 0.619 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,344).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 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

29%
100% Completion Time
52%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 29% 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, 52% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (71.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeast Missouri State University is Male and Asian (71.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.06% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,758 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    155 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeast Missouri State University is white (1,758 degrees awarded). There were 11.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (155 degrees).

0.827% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,129 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    629 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southeast Missouri State University is white female (1,129 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (629 degrees).

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Operations

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $84.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.39M (5.18%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Southeast Missouri State University had a total salary expenditure of $185M. Southeast Missouri State University employs 124 Instructors, 104 Professors, and 80 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southeast Missouri State University are Female Instructors (76), Male Professors(60), and Male Instructors (48).

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 126 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 125 employees, and Service with 105 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84.7M
2019 Endowment
7.22%
growth from 2018

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $84.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeast Missouri State University grew 7.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46.2M 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. $3.44M - Federal
  2. $7.07M - State
  3. $127k - Local

As of 2019, Southeast Missouri State University received $3.44M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.07M from state grants and contracts, and $127k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$69.7M
2019 Salaries
2.54%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Southeast Missouri State University paid a median of $69.7M in salaries, which represents 37.6% of their overall expenditure ($185M) and a 2.54% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.69% decline from 2017 and a 1.85% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.7M
Instructional Salaries
385
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southeast Missouri State University paid a total of $24.7M to 385 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
124 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
126 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Instructor with 124 employees; Professor with 104 employees; and Professor with 80 employees.

In 2019, 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 126 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 125 employees; and Service with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University was Female Instructor with 76 employees, Male Professor with 60 employees, and Male Instructor with 48 employees.

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

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