Southeastern Louisiana University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,777
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$12,206
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.53%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
97.4%
6,036 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
14,426
67.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
40.1%
939 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 (225 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (172 degrees), and Registered Nursing (152 degrees).

In 2020, 2,138 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeastern Louisiana University. 66.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,462 degrees), 4.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (306 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,777, which is $−16,753 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,777, which is $−16,753 less 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 $12,206.

In 2020, 70% of undergraduate students attending Southeastern Louisiana University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,777
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University was $5,777. The cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $−16,753 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$12,206
2020 Value
2.66%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southeastern Louisiana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,206. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southeastern Louisiana University grew by 2.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,243
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeastern Louisiana University was of $9,243 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.216% 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

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Southeastern Louisiana University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.9% with respect to 2019, when 62% 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.
9.53%
2018 Default Rate
275
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southeastern Louisiana University was 9.53%, which represents 275 out of the 2885 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 6,036 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 37.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,036 applicants, 5,877 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 97.4% acceptance rate.

There were 14,426 students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeastern Louisiana University has an overall enrollment yield of 43.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

97.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,877
Accepted Out of 6,036

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeastern Louisiana University was 97.4% (5,877 admissions from 6,036 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 90.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 37.7%, while admissions grew by 48.6%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeastern Louisiana University has a total enrollment of 14,426 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 9,756 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,670. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.9% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.38% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0555% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.3%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,426 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 9,756 and the part-time enrollment is 4,670. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
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 Louisiana University was 72%. 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
    9,217
  2. Black or African American
    2,893
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    947

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University is 63.9% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.58% Two or More Races, 1.38% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0555% 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, 441 students (3.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 696 more women than men received degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southeastern Louisiana University is white (1,462 degrees awarded). There were 4.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (306 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University is General Studies (225 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (172 degrees) and Registered Nursing (152 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), and History (29 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 (1,769,401 people), Secondary school teachers (408,892 people), Education administrators (272,450 people), Special education teachers (160,039 people), and Other managers (154,735 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), History (29 degrees), Human Sciences (43 degrees), and Education (229 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 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Computer hardware engineers

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), History (29 degrees), Human Sciences (43 degrees), and Education (229 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 (2,850,893 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (300,643 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (184,716 people), Child day care services (114,894 people), and Computer Systems Design (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (147 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (116 degrees), History (29 degrees), Human Sciences (43 degrees), and Education (229 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. 225 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 172 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 152 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University was General Studies with 225 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

721
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 721 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University, which is 0.509 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.941 times less than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 162 degrees were awarded to women at Southeastern Louisiana University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.1 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Southeastern Louisiana 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 42% 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 Louisiana 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, 0.426% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,462 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    306 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    174 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeastern Louisiana University is white (1,462 degrees awarded). There were 4.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (306 degrees).

0.842% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    959 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    503 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    223 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southeastern Louisiana University is white female (959 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (503 degrees).

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Operations

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.49M (8.26%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southeastern Louisiana University had a total salary expenditure of $185M. Southeastern Louisiana University employs 245 Instructors, 101 Professors, and 90 Associate professors. Most academics at Southeastern Louisiana University are Female Instructors (169), Male Instructors(76), and Male Professors (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 181 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 126 employees, and Service with 97 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.1M
2020 Endowment
2.44%
decline from 2019

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at about $18.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeastern Louisiana University declined 2.44% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.5M 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. $10M - Federal
  2. $3.95M - State
  3. $67.6k - Local

As of 2020, Southeastern Louisiana University received $10M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.95M from state grants and contracts, and $67.6k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$78.4M
2020 Salaries
1.8%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a median of $78.4M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($185M) and a 1.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.49% growth from 2018 and a 4.85% 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

$32M
Instructional Salaries
509
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a total of $32M to 509 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.8% 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

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
245 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
181 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Instructor with 245 employees; Professor with 101 employees; and Professor with 90 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Office and Administrative Support with 181 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 126 employees; and Service with 97 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University was Female Instructor with 169 employees, Male Instructor with 76 employees, and Male Professor with 71 employees.

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

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