Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL 33801-6034

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,804
Religious affiliation Assemblies of God Church
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,843 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

46%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Southeastern University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,061 applications and only 1,862 students were granted admission. Southeastern University is at the #44 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 57% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 53% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT840 to 1090
ACT18 to 24

Application Fee

$40
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Southeastern University's tuition was $23,160 for all students regardless of residency (13.6% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$22,093
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$23,160
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$23,160
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Southeastern University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 48% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,320 (which is 1.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Southeastern University in 2016-2017, was 656, which is 71% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,921 (which is 0.4% above the national average.)

$4,320
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,921
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
97%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Southeastern University has enrolled a total of 5,804 students (4,196 students full-time and 1,608 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,804 students, 603 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 5,055 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 749 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,102 students for distance studies.

5,804
Total Enrollment
603
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 58%

Hispanic: 18%

Black/African American: 15%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Two or more races: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Southeastern University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Theology And Religious Vocations 36% 541 173
Education 15% 221 0
Psychology 7% 112 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 7% 98 10
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 66
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 62 20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 34
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 34
Health Professions And Related Programs 2% 26 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 1% 20 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

41%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Southeastern University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
50%
Dropout rate
8%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$29,200
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Southeastern University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $29,200. Last year, out of the total 1,208 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,087 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 914 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 786 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $29,200 $33,200
Employment Rate 90% 86%
Total Graduates 1,208 914

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Southeastern University.

Florida Southern College
1.6 mile away
Warner University
24.1 mile away
Florida College
28.3 mile away
Saint Leo University
29.5 mile away
The University of Tampa
33.8 mile away
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