Southeastern Louisiana University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,652

7.09% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,850

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

87.3%

4,293 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

14,483

64.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

39.5%

946 Graduates

About

Southeastern Louisiana University is a higher education institution located in Tangipahoa Parish, LA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southeastern Louisiana University were General Studies (229 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (180 degrees), and Registered Nursing (160 degrees).

In 2016, 2,202 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeastern Louisiana University. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,497 degrees), 4.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,652, which is $-14,508 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,652, which is $-14,508 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 $10,850.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,652

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University was $5,652. The cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $-14,508 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$10,850

2016 Value

12.9%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southeastern Louisiana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,850. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southeastern Louisiana University grew by 12.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,662

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeastern Louisiana University was of $8,662 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 8.14% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Southeastern Louisiana University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.33% with respect to 2015, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.7%

2015 Default Rate

209

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southeastern Louisiana University was 6.7%, which represents 209 out of the 3118 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

Southeastern Louisiana University received 4,293 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 15.5% annual growth. Out of those 4,293 applicants, 3,748 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.3% acceptance rate.

There were 14,483 students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeastern Louisiana University has an overall enrollment yield of 69.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,748

Accepted Out of 4,293

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeastern Louisiana University was 87.3% (3,748 admissions from 4,293 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 88%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 15.5%, while admissions grew by 14.6%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeastern Louisiana University has a total enrollment of 14,483 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 9,406 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,077. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.4% White, 17.1% Black or African American, 7.22% Hispanic or Latino, 4.67% Two or More Races, 0.939% Asian, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.7%), followed by White Male (24.9%) and Black or African American Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49%), followed by White Male (22%) and Black or African American Female (4.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,483 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 9,406 and the part-time enrollment is 5,077. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

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 Southeastern Louisiana University was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southeastern Louisiana University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,897

  2. Black or African American

    2,472

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,045

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University is 61.4% White, 17.1% Black or African American, 7.22% Hispanic or Latino, 4.67% Two or More Races, 0.939% Asian, 0.228% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0829% 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, 997 students (6.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 678 more women than men received degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University. The majority of degree recipients at Southeastern Louisiana University are white (1,497 degrees awarded). There were 4.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University is General Studies (229 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (180 degrees) and Registered Nursing (160 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southeastern Louisiana University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (47 degrees awarded), Education (391 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (107 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 Southeastern Louisiana University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,030,470 people), Secondary school teachers (354,166 people), Education administrators (298,954 people), Miscellaneous managers (209,000 people), and Postsecondary teachers (200,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are History (47 degrees awarded), Education (391 degrees), Engineering Technologies (107 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and English (46 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 Southeastern Louisiana University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are History (47 degrees awarded), Education (391 degrees), Engineering Technologies (107 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and English (46 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 Southeastern Louisiana University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,011,681 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (397,433 people), Hospitals (181,975 people), Legal services (149,459 people), and Computer Systems Design (138,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are History (47 degrees awarded), Education (391 degrees), Engineering Technologies (107 degrees), Human Sciences (53 degrees), and English (46 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 Southeastern Louisiana University.

Most Common

  1. 229 degrees awarded

  2. 180 degrees awarded

  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University was General Studies with 229 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 762

  2. 1,440

In 2016, 762 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University, which is 0.529 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,440).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.821 times less than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 184 degrees were awarded to women at Southeastern Louisiana University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.08 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 14% of students graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeastern Louisiana University is Male and Asian (83.3% 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, 0.529% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,497 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    300 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    164 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeastern Louisiana University is white (1,497 degrees awarded). There were 4.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (300 degrees).

0.59% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    984 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    513 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    201 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southeastern Louisiana University is white female (984 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (513 degrees).

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Operations

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $243k (1.58%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southeastern Louisiana University had a total expenditure of $162M. Of that $162M, they spent $70.7M on salaries and $162M on benefits.

Southeastern Louisiana University employs 233 Instructors, 91 Associate professors, and 84 Professors. Most academics at Southeastern Louisiana University are Female Instructors (160), Male Instructors(73), and Male Professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University are: Management, with 150 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 144 employees, and Service with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.4M

2015 Endowment

6%

growth from 2014

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at about $15.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeastern Louisiana University grew 6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.5M lower 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. $6.88M - Federal

  2. $3.64M - State

  3. $65.3k - Local

As of 2015, Southeastern Louisiana University received $6.88M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.64M from state grants and contracts, and $65.3k 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.

$70.7M

Salary Expenditure

$162M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southeastern Louisiana University had a total expenditure of $162M. Of that $162M, they spent $70.7M on salaries and $162M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Southeastern Louisiana University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$70.7M

2015 Salaries

2.06%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a median of $70.7M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($162M) and a 2.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.87% decline from 2013 and a 3.54% decline from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$26.3M

Instructional Salaries

467

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a total of $26.3M to 467 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.3% 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

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

233 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

150 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Instructor with 233 employees; Associate professor with 91 employees; and Associate professor with 84 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Management with 150 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 144 employees; and Service with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University was Female Instructor with 160 employees, Male Instructor with 73 employees, and Male Professor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southeastern Louisiana University.

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