Quality Programs

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Students say academic program is the number one factor in selecting a college. Fortunately, Southeast has many sought-after programs of distinction.

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  • Only university in Missouri to have a campus dedicated to art, dance, music, and theatre
  • Only university in Missouri to have all its arts programs accredited
  • Named best theatre program in Missouri by OnStage

Business Communication class, 2018


  • Among the top 5% of business programs in the world
  • MBA program top 3 in Missouri
  • Catapult Learning lab named one of 35 innovations driving innovation in business education in the world

Computer Science

  • One of four universities in the nation with an ABET-accredited cybersecurity program
  • An Academic Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
  • One of only six computer science programs accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET


  • Apple Distinguished School
  • CAEP-accredited program
  • Strong field-based curriculum

Mass Media

  • One of only two universities in Missouri accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • National award-winning Arrow newspaper and student journalists
  • 13,000 square-foot media innovation lab on Cape’s media row


  • $6 million facility renovation and technology upgrade
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • 100% pass rate on the licensure exam


  • Missouri’s first unmanned aircraft systems program
  • Unprecedented undergraduate research opportunities
  • Largest student-run commercial greenhouse in the nation
  • Six agriculture facilities offering hands-on learning and research opportunities
  • Pre-professional degrees including pre-med, predental, and pre-veterinarian

Lyndsey Brown (student candidate) works in Chelsie Huskey’s (SEMO Alumni) Kindergarten classroom at Jefferson Elementary.


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