Southeast Missouri State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,979

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$11,776

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.4%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

82.8%

5,184 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,978

69.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

48.8%

885 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 (147 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (117 degrees), and Registered Nursing (116 degrees).

In 2016, 2,160 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeast Missouri State University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,647 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $5,979, which is $-14,181 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $5,979, which is $-14,181 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,776.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,979

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University was $5,979. The cost of tuition at Southeast Missouri State University is $-14,181 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$11,776

2016 Value

1.82%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southeast Missouri State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,776. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southeast Missouri State University grew by 1.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,285

Room and Board

$499

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeast Missouri State University was of $8,285 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $499. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.44% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.01% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 5.33% with respect to 2015, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10.4%

2015 Default Rate

268

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southeast Missouri State University was 10.4%, which represents 268 out of the 2582 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 5,184 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.2% annual growth. Out of those 5,184 applicants, 4,293 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.8% acceptance rate.

There were 11,978 students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in 2016, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeast Missouri State University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,293

Accepted Out of 5,184

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeast Missouri State University was 82.8% (4,293 admissions from 5,184 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 84.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.2%, while admissions grew by 10.2%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

40

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Southeast Missouri State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeast Missouri State University has a total enrollment of 11,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 8,344 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,634. This means that 69.7% 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 76% White, 8.66% Black or African American, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.14% Asian, 0.559% Two or More Races, 0.342% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0167% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29%), followed by White Male (12.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,978 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is 8,344 and the part-time enrollment is 3,634. This means that 69.7% of students enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2016 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southeast Missouri State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,106

  2. Black or African American

    1,037

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    209

The enrolled student population at Southeast Missouri State University is 76% White, 8.66% Black or African American, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.14% Asian, 0.559% Two or More Races, 0.342% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0167% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 387 students (3.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 464 more women than men received degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. The majority of degree recipients at Southeast Missouri State University are white (1,647 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University is General Studies (147 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (117 degrees) and Registered Nursing (116 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 (77 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (95 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (138 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 (1,927,381 people), Secondary school teachers (310,467 people), Education administrators (276,408 people), Miscellaneous managers (254,895 people), and Postsecondary teachers (136,165 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (77 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (95 degrees), Engineering Technologies (138 degrees), Education (421 degrees), and Communications (136 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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (77 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (95 degrees), Engineering Technologies (138 degrees), Education (421 degrees), and Communications (136 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 (2,845,155 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (328,567 people), Hospitals (186,194 people), Computer Systems Design (143,658 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (140,239 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeast Missouri State University are Agriculture (77 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (95 degrees), Engineering Technologies (138 degrees), Education (421 degrees), and Communications (136 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. 147 degrees awarded

  2. 117 degrees awarded

  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeast Missouri State University was General Studies with 147 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 848

  2. 1,312

In 2016, 848 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University, which is 0.646 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,312).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Southeast Missouri State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.59 times more than the 54 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 115 degrees were awarded to women at Southeast Missouri State University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.21 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% 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.

Two or More Races Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeast Missouri State University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.678% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,647 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    161 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeast Missouri State University is white (1,647 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (161 degrees).

1.39% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,026 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    621 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southeast Missouri State University is white female (1,026 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (621 degrees).

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Operations

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at nearly $66.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.52M (3.78%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southeast Missouri State University had a total expenditure of $188M. Of that $188M, they spent $71M on salaries and $188M on benefits.

Southeast Missouri State University employs 134 Professors, 133 Instructors, and 87 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southeast Missouri State University are Male Professors (85), Female Instructors(84), and Female Assistant professors (52).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 136 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 129 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 124 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$66.8M

2015 Endowment

13%

decline from 2014

Southeast Missouri State University has an endowment valued at about $66.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeast Missouri State University declined 13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.9M 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. $3.48M - Federal

  2. $7.06M - State

  3. $78.7k - Local

As of 2015, Southeast Missouri State University received $3.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.06M from state grants and contracts, and $78.7k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$71M

Salary Expenditure

$188M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southeast Missouri State University had a total expenditure of $188M. Of that $188M, they spent $71M on salaries and $188M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southeast Missouri State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$71M

2015 Salaries

6.32%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southeast Missouri State University paid a median of $71M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($188M) and a 6.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.16% growth from 2013 and a 1.32% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.3M

Instructional Salaries

387

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southeast Missouri State University paid a total of $25.3M to 387 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

134 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

136 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Professor with 134 employees; Instructor with 133 employees; and Instructor with 87 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University were Office and Administrative Support with 136 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 129 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeast Missouri State University was Male Professor with 85 employees, Female Instructor with 84 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 52 employees.

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

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