Southeastern University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$23,160

6.04% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$22,093

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

45.9%

4,061 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,804

72.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

40.6%

206 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 Other Theology & Religious Vocations (107 degrees awarded), General Psychology (35 degrees), and Organizational Leadership (26 degrees).

In 2016, 663 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeastern University. 57.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (469 degrees), 5.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (81 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern University is $23,160, which is $3,000 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern University is $23,160, which is $3,000 more 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 $22,093.

In 2016, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$23,160

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Southeastern University was $23,160. The cost of tuition at Southeastern University is $3,000 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$22,093

2016 Value

3.52%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Southeastern University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,093. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Southeastern University grew by 3.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,324

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeastern University was of $6,324 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board decreased by 33.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Southeastern University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

10.5%

2015 Default Rate

104

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Southeastern University was 10.5%, which represents 104 out of the 991 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 4,061 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.23% annual growth. Out of those 4,061 applicants, 1,862 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,804 students enrolled at Southeastern University in 2016, and 53% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 56.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,862

Accepted Out of 4,061

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeastern University was 45.9% (1,862 admissions from 4,061 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 46.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.23%, while admissions grew by 4.78%.

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SAT Scores

53%

Submission Percentage

555

Scores Submitted

53% of enrolled first-time students at Southeastern University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeastern University has a total enrollment of 5,804 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern University is 4,196 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,608. This means that 72.3% of students enrolled at Southeastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.5% White, 18.2% Hispanic or Latino, 14.8% Black or African American, 1.59% Asian, 0.517% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0517% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Southeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (25%) and Black or African American Female (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,804 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern University is 4,196 and the part-time enrollment is 1,608. This means that 72.3% of students enrolled at Southeastern University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

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 University was 71%. 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

    3,393

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,056

  3. Black or African American

    858

The enrolled student population at Southeastern University is 58.5% White, 18.2% Hispanic or Latino, 14.8% Black or African American, 1.59% Asian, 0.517% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.396% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0517% 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 54.7% 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, 244 students (4.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 97 more women than men received degrees from Southeastern University. The majority of degree recipients at Southeastern University are white (469 degrees awarded). There were 5.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (81 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeastern University is Other Theology & Religious Vocations (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (35 degrees) and Organizational Leadership (26 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 (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (44 degrees), and Psychology (49 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 (2,007,242 people), Social workers (338,366 people), Secondary school teachers (319,627 people), Education administrators (316,720 people), and Miscellaneous managers (302,059 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (44 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), Education (86 degrees), and Communications (33 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 University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (44 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), Education (86 degrees), and Communications (33 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 (3,116,453 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (446,049 people), Hospitals (368,797 people), Individual & family services (277,203 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (202,854 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern University are Theology (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (44 degrees), Psychology (49 degrees), Education (86 degrees), and Communications (33 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. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeastern University was Other Theology & Religious Vocations with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 283

  2. 380

In 2016, 283 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern University, which is 0.745 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (380).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 103 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern University in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 1.63 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 63 degrees were awarded to women at Southeastern University in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 0.612 times less than the 103 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 31% of students graduating from Southeastern University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (46.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeastern University is Female and White (46.2% 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, 8.25% of graduates (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    469 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeastern University is white (469 degrees awarded). There were 5.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (81 degrees).

3.02% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    269 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    200 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southeastern University is white female (269 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (200 degrees).

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Operations

Southeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $8.95M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $418k (4.67%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Southeastern University had a total expenditure of $57.7M. Of that $57.7M, they spent $25.7M on salaries and $57.7M on benefits.

Southeastern University employs 45 Professors, 41 Associate professors, and 41 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southeastern University are Male Professors (34), Male Associate professors(27), and Female Assistant professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 124 employees, Management, with 66 employees, and Service with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.95M

2015 Endowment

8.39%

growth from 2014

Southeastern University has an endowment valued at about $8.95M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeastern University grew 8.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.9M 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

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$25.7M

Salary Expenditure

$57.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Southeastern University had a total expenditure of $57.7M. Of that $57.7M, they spent $25.7M on salaries and $57.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$25.7M

2015 Salaries

19.6%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Southeastern University paid a median of $25.7M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($57.7M) and a 19.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.6% growth from 2013 and a 4.86% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.18M

Instructional Salaries

126

Number of Employees

In 2015, Southeastern University paid a total of $8.18M to 126 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

45 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

124 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeastern University were Professor with 45 employees; Associate professor with 41 employees; and Associate professor with 41 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern University were Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees; Management with 66 employees; and Service with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeastern University was Male Professor with 34 employees, Male Associate professor with 27 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 23 employees.

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

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