Southeastern University Overview
Southeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lakeland, Florida. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Southeastern University Known For?
- The highest award offered at SEU is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Southeastern University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SEU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SEU has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Theological & Ministerial Studies Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#2||Best Divinity/Ministry Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Highest Paid Master’s Degree Human Services Graduates||College Factual|
|#6||Highest Paid Master’s Degree General Human Services Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Southeastern University?
Contact details for SEU are given below.
|Address:||1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-6034|
How Do I Get Into SEU?
You can apply to SEU online at: www.seu.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for SEU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SEU?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 41%.
Average Test Scores
About 45% of students accepted to SEU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 570.
Can I Afford Southeastern University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SEU, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,277 a year. That adds up to $25,108 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SEU is 9.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Southeastern University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,234 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,804 full-time undergraduates at SEU, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southeastern University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||569|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,058|
Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Southeastern University. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 39 countries are represented at SEU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, Bahamas, and Colombia.
Online Learning at Southeastern University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SEU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 32nd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of SEU
The following table shows how SEU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Community Organization & Advocacy||#18||#18|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#52||#52|
Online Growth Rankings of SEU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southeastern University was 11.1%. This is the #1,347 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SEU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SEU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||2%|
|Communication & Journalism||11%|
|Communication & Media Studies||21%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SEU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SEU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Community Organization & Advocacy||#15|
|Communication & Media Studies||#139|
|Communication & Journalism||#228|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#306|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Southeastern University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By FireKnight1935 under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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