Southeastern University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$26,520
3.51% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,987
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.29%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
42.7%
5,689 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
9,546
55.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.8%
356 Graduates

About

Southeastern University is a higher education institution located in Polk County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southeastern University were Divinity & Ministry (187 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (75 degrees), and General Psychology (73 degrees).

In 2020, 1,496 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeastern University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (976 degrees), 3.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (259 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern University is $26,520, which is $3,990 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern University is $26,520, which is $3,990 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,987.

In 2020, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,520
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southeastern University was $26,520. The cost of tuition at Southeastern University is $3,990 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$25,987
2020 Value
3.84%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southeastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,987. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southeastern University grew by 3.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,753
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeastern University was of $8,753 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 8.01% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Southeastern University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 10.9% with respect to 2019, when 64% 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.
8.29%
2018 Default Rate
126
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southeastern University was 8.29%, which represents 126 out of the 1519 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 University received 5,689 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 14.2% annual growth. Out of those 5,689 applicants, 2,427 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 42.7% acceptance rate.

There were 9,546 students enrolled at Southeastern University in 2020, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 52.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

42.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,427
Accepted Out of 5,689

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeastern University was 42.7% (2,427 admissions from 5,689 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 48.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 14.2%, while admissions grew by 1.21%.

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage
563
Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at Southeastern University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeastern University has a total enrollment of 9,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern University is 5,319 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,227. This means that 55.7% of students enrolled at Southeastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.3% White, 21.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.7% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 0.482% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.377% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.1%), followed by White Male (23.9%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,546 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern University is 5,319 and the part-time enrollment is 4,227. This means that 55.7% of students enrolled at Southeastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Southeastern University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,374
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,070
  3. Black or African American
    1,209

The enrolled student population at Southeastern University is 56.3% White, 21.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.7% Black or African American, 3.43% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 0.482% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.377% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 162 students (1.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 434 more women than men received degrees from Southeastern University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southeastern University is white (976 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (259 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeastern University is Divinity & Ministry (187 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (75 degrees) and General Psychology (73 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southeastern University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (485 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,515,925 people), Secondary school teachers (507,705 people), Education administrators (296,637 people), Other managers (225,186 people), and Special education teachers (213,970 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (485 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Education (198 degrees), and Communications (72 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (485 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Education (198 degrees), and Communications (72 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 University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,865,079 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (360,071 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (226,001 people), Religious organizations (162,695 people), and Individual & family services (161,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (485 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (95 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (69 degrees), Education (198 degrees), and Communications (72 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 University.
Most Common
  1. 187 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 73 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeastern University was Divinity & Ministry with 187 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

531
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
965
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 531 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern University, which is 0.55 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (965).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 193 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.839 times less than the 230 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 230 degrees were awarded to women at Southeastern University in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.19 times more than the 193 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Southeastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeastern University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.25% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    976 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    259 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeastern University is white (976 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (259 degrees).

1.67% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    635 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    341 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    178 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southeastern University is white female (635 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (341 degrees).

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Operations

Southeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.81M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $425k (4.34%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southeastern University had a total salary expenditure of $90.6M. Southeastern University employs 40 Assistant professors, 37 Associate professors, and 36 Professors. Most academics at Southeastern University are Male Professors (27), Female Assistant professors(23), and Female Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern University are: Management, with 93 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 91 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.81M
2020 Endowment
7.82%
growth from 2019

Southeastern University has an endowment valued at about $9.81M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeastern University grew 7.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.8M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southeastern University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$43.5M
2020 Salaries
3.48%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southeastern University paid a median of $43.5M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($90.6M) and a 3.48% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.94% decline from 2018 and a 10.7% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.03M
Instructional Salaries
122
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southeastern University paid a total of $8.03M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
40 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
93 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeastern University were Assistant professor with 40 employees; Associate professor with 37 employees; and Associate professor with 36 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern University were Management with 93 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 91 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeastern University was Male Professor with 27 employees, Female Assistant professor with 23 employees, and Female Associate professor with 20 employees.

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

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