Southeastern University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,360

5.18% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,928

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.32%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.5%

4,045 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,163

65.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40%

183 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 Missionary Studies & Missiology (91 degrees awarded), Organizational Leadership (48 degrees), and General Psychology (43 degrees).

In 2017, 897 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeastern University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (605 degrees), 4.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (128 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern University is $24,360, which is $3,627 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern University is $24,360, which is $3,627 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,928.

In 2017, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,360

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southeastern University was $24,360. The cost of tuition at Southeastern University is $3,627 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,928

2017 Value

3.78%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southeastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,928. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southeastern University grew by 3.78%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,612

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeastern University was of $6,612 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 4.55% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Southeastern University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.3% with respect to 2016, when 77% 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.

7.32%

2016 Default Rate

70

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southeastern University was 7.32%, which represents 70 out of the 956 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 4,045 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.394% annual decline. Out of those 4,045 applicants, 2,164 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,163 students enrolled at Southeastern University in 2017, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 56.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,164

Accepted Out of 4,045

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeastern University was 53.5% (2,164 admissions from 4,045 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 45.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.394%, while admissions grew by 16.2%.

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SAT Scores

42%

Submission Percentage

441

Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Southeastern University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeastern University has a total enrollment of 7,163 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern University is 4,679 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,484. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Southeastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.1% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13.6% Black or African American, 1.73% Asian, 0.461% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.433% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0558% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.2%), followed by White Male (24.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.95%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,163 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern University is 4,679 and the part-time enrollment is 2,484. This means that 65.3% of students enrolled at Southeastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%

2017 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 67%. 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

    4,304

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,274

  3. Black or African American

    971

The enrolled student population at Southeastern University is 60.1% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 13.6% Black or African American, 1.73% Asian, 0.461% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.433% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0558% Two or More Races. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 329 students (4.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 217 more women than men received degrees from Southeastern University. The majority of degree recipients at Southeastern University are white (605 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (128 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeastern University is Missionary Studies & Missiology (91 degrees awarded), followed by Organizational Leadership (48 degrees) and General Psychology (43 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 (210 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (60 degrees), and Education (154 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 (1,978,146 people), Secondary school teachers (343,638 people), Education administrators (288,252 people), Social workers, all other (194,081 people), and Postsecondary teachers (168,412 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (210 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (60 degrees), Education (154 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and English (25 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 Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (210 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (60 degrees), Education (154 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and English (25 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 (2,943,957 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (361,116 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (225,891 people), Religious organizations (151,552 people), and Individual & family services (145,456 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (210 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (60 degrees), Education (154 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (30 degrees), and English (25 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. 91 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeastern University was Missionary Studies & Missiology with 91 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 340

  2. 557

In 2017, 340 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern University, which is 0.61 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (557).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern University in Missionary Studies & Missiology, which is 1.12 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 74 degrees were awarded to women at Southeastern University in Missionary Studies & Missiology, which is 0.892 times less than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

39%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Southeastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeastern University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.28% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    605 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    128 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    99 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeastern University is white (605 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (128 degrees).

2.45% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    374 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    231 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southeastern University is white female (374 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (231 degrees).

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Operations

Southeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $10.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.29M (12.1%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southeastern University had a total salary expenditure of $76.6M. Southeastern University employs 53 Assistant professors, 48 Professors, and 42 Associate professors. Most academics at Southeastern University are Male Professors (36), Female Assistant professors(29), and Male Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 69 employees, and Service with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.7M

2017 Endowment

15.7%

growth from 2016

Southeastern University has an endowment valued at about $10.7M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeastern University grew 15.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.4M 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 2017, 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

$39.1M

2017 Salaries

10.2%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southeastern University paid a median of $39.1M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($76.6M) and a 10.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 38.4% growth from 2015 and a 19.6% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.6M

Instructional Salaries

160

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southeastern University paid a total of $10.6M to 160 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

53 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

104 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeastern University were Assistant professor with 53 employees; Professor with 48 employees; and Professor with 42 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern University were Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees; and Service with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeastern University was Male Professor with 36 employees, Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Male Associate professor with 27 employees.

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

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