Southeast Missouri State University
Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) is a public institution in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The university was founded in 1873 as a normal school near the banks of the Mississippi River. SEMO now offers over 200 fields of study with both undergraduate and graduate programs. It is the eighth largest university in the state, serving over 11,000 students each year since the 2012 school year. The main campus is about 115 miles southeast of St. Louis and about 175 miles north of Memphis. The city of Cape Girardeau is a medium-sized city of almost 40,000 residents and is often considered a college town due to the size of the student population at SEMO.
SEMO offers three paths toward obtaining a BSN, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The nursing department was established in 1958 and began offering a BSN in 1968. The traditional BSN program is intended to be completed in five years, while the accelerated program may only take three semesters to complete for those with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field. The RN to BSN program is offered online and gives registered nurses a flexible option for earning their BSN. The school also offers an MSN program with two tracks. Students may specialize in the Nurse Educator or Family Nurse Practitioner tracks. These programs are accredited by the CCNE.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students11,486|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1915 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/20/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||20 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$206/credit|
|In State Students||$206/credit|
|Out of State Students||$391/credit|
|In District Students||$270/credit|
|In State Students||$270/credit|
|Out of State Students||$504/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Southeast Missouri State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$951|
|State Grant & Scholarships||37%||$2,273|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||78%||$4,975|
|Federal Student Loans||53%||$5,526|
$12,165Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,272|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,177|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,764|
|$75,001 to $110,000$15,587|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.