Southeastern Louisiana University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,777

2.21% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,135

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.9%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

88.3%

4,451 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

14,285

65.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

41.1%

936 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 (209 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (161 degrees), and Registered Nursing (134 degrees).

In 2017, 2,086 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeastern Louisiana University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,438 degrees), 5.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (253 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,777, which is $-14,956 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,777, which is $-14,956 less 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 $12,135.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,777

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University was $5,777. The cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $-14,956 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,135

2017 Value

11.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southeastern Louisiana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,135. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southeastern Louisiana University grew by 11.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,768

Room and Board

$1,220

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeastern Louisiana University was of $8,768 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board increased by 1.22% 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

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Southeastern Louisiana University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 58% 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.

10.9%

2016 Default Rate

325

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southeastern Louisiana University was 10.9%, which represents 325 out of the 2974 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 4,451 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.68% annual growth. Out of those 4,451 applicants, 3,932 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.3% acceptance rate.

There were 14,285 students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southeastern Louisiana University has an overall enrollment yield of 69.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,932

Accepted Out of 4,451

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeastern Louisiana University was 88.3% (3,932 admissions from 4,451 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.68%, while admissions grew by 4.91%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southeastern Louisiana University has a total enrollment of 14,285 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 9,359 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,926. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62% White, 18.4% Black or African American, 7.39% Hispanic or Latino, 4.01% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.259% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.091% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (39%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (52.9%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Two or More Races Female (5.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,285 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 9,359 and the part-time enrollment is 4,926. This means that 65.5% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

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 Louisiana University was 66%. 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

    8,853

  2. Black or African American

    2,624

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,056

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University is 62% White, 18.4% Black or African American, 7.39% Hispanic or Latino, 4.01% Two or More Races, 1.11% Asian, 0.259% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.091% 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 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, 724 students (5.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 616 more women than men received degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University. The majority of degree recipients at Southeastern Louisiana University are white (1,438 degrees awarded). There were 5.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (253 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University is General Studies (209 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (161 degrees) and Registered Nursing (134 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 (133 degrees awarded), History (44 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (115 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 (1,950,997 people), Secondary school teachers (330,281 people), Education administrators (271,516 people), Other managers (159,959 people), and Postsecondary teachers (131,152 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (133 degrees awarded), History (44 degrees), Engineering Technologies (115 degrees), Education (248 degrees), and Human Sciences (44 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 Louisiana University are Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (133 degrees awarded), History (44 degrees), Engineering Technologies (115 degrees), Education (248 degrees), and Human Sciences (44 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 (2,863,212 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (297,811 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (178,377 people), Child day care services (116,732 people), and Computer Systems Design (108,284 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (133 degrees awarded), History (44 degrees), Engineering Technologies (115 degrees), Education (248 degrees), and Human Sciences (44 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. 209 degrees awarded

  2. 161 degrees awarded

  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University was General Studies with 209 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 735

  2. 1,351

In 2017, 735 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University, which is 0.544 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,351).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 120 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 162 degrees were awarded to women at Southeastern Louisiana University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.53 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 14% of students graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (77.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southeastern Louisiana University is Female and Asian (77.8% 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, 0.748% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,438 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    253 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeastern Louisiana University is white (1,438 degrees awarded). There were 5.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (253 degrees).

0.527% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    928 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    510 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southeastern Louisiana University is white female (928 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (510 degrees).

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Operations

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at nearly $17.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.48M (8.51%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southeastern Louisiana University had a total salary expenditure of $169M. Southeastern Louisiana University employs 233 Instructors, 88 Associate professors, and 84 Professors. Most academics at Southeastern Louisiana University are Female Instructors (163), Male Instructors(70), and Male Professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University are: Management, with 161 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 139 employees, and Service with 93 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$17.4M

2017 Endowment

10.4%

growth from 2016

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at about $17.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeastern Louisiana University grew 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.7M 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. $8.8M - Federal

  2. $3.48M - State

  3. $72.3k - Local

As of 2017, Southeastern Louisiana University received $8.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.48M from state grants and contracts, and $72.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$69.6M

2017 Salaries

0.783%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a median of $69.6M in salaries, which represents 41.3% of their overall expenditure ($169M) and a 0.783% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.714% decline from 2015 and a 2.06% 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

$27.5M

Instructional Salaries

467

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a total of $27.5M to 467 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

233 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

161 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Instructor with 233 employees; Associate professor with 88 employees; and Associate professor with 84 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Management with 161 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 139 employees; and Service with 93 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University was Female Instructor with 163 employees, Male Instructor with 70 employees, and Male Professor with 57 employees.

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

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