Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University, founded in 1873, has a proud history of excellence in education. First founded as a teacher’s college, the institution has grown into a comprehensive University with more than 150 academic programs in five colleges.

Technology Resource Center – A center designed to assist the regions businesses in increasing productivity, enhancing product quality and dealing with environmental concerns. Services at the TRC include engineering and technical assistance, new manufacturing technologies, energy conservation, forming new business partnerships, and embarks on new research and training opportunities for the businesses and projects it serves.

Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center

The Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (CTC) offers the business community in the region many options for their workforce to upgrade their skills. The Center also provides numerous short-term adult education courses. The Business and Industrial Training Division within the Center provides many services and programs including management courses, interpersonal skills, technology courses, WorkKeys Assessment and Job Profiles, as well as specialized courses offered on a contract basis with area companies.

Cape College Center

The Cape College Center, located at the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center, is a partnership with Mineral Area College, Three Rivers College and Southeast Missouri State University. This is an open enrollment higher education center committed to meeting the needs of their students and the communities they serve by offering community-college type courses.


The Cape Girardeau area is home to great public, private and parochial K-12 educational institutions, all of which prepare a highly educated and trained workforce.

Many of our elementary through high school facilities have been awarded with national recognition for not only academic and scholastic achievement, but for citizenship and social awareness as well. You can learn more about our area K-12 schools here.