Southeastern Louisiana University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,777
2022 Average Net Price
$12,291
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.15%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
99%
4,887 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,465
60.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.8%
867 Graduates

About

Southeastern Louisiana University is a higher education institution located in Tangipahoa Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southeastern Louisiana University were General Business Administration & Management (190 degrees awarded), General Studies (189 degrees), and Registered Nursing (162 degrees).

In 2022, 2,189 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southeastern Louisiana University. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,470 degrees), 3.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,777, which is $−18,219 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $5,777, which is $−18,219 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,291.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending Southeastern Louisiana University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,777
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University was $5,777. The cost of tuition at Southeastern Louisiana University is $−18,219 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,291
2022 Value
4.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southeastern Louisiana University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,291. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southeastern Louisiana University grew by 4.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,543
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southeastern Louisiana University was of $9,543 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.69% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Southeastern Louisiana University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 8.45% with respect to 2021, when 71% 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.
3.15%
2019 Default Rate
91
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southeastern Louisiana University was 3.15%, which represents 91 out of the 2887 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southeastern Louisiana University received 4,887 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 13.3% annual growth. Out of those 4,887 applicants, 4,837 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 99% acceptance rate.

There were 13,465 students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2022.

Southeastern Louisiana University has an overall enrollment yield of 48.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

99%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,837
Accepted Out of 4,887

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southeastern Louisiana University was 99% (4,837 admissions from 4,887 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 98.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 13.3%, while admissions declined by −13.2%..

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Enrollment

Southeastern Louisiana University had a total enrollment of 13,465 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 8,127 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,338. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 6.73% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0594% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.4%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Black or African American Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.6%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

60.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,465 students. The full-time enrollment at Southeastern Louisiana University is 8,127 and the part-time enrollment is 5,338. This means that 60.4% of students enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 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 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southeastern Louisiana University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,217 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,325 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    906 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southeastern Louisiana University is 61% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 6.73% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 1.2% Asian, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0594% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 1,176 students (8.73%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 801 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 (1,470 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University is General Business Administration & Management (190 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (189 degrees) and Registered Nursing (162 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (124 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (103 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Physicians (409,374 people), Other managers (197,884 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (179,059 people), Postsecondary teachers (150,703 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (130,091 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (124 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), Human Sciences (60 degrees), and Biology (129 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (124 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), Human Sciences (60 degrees), and Biology (129 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (534,779 people), Elementary & secondary schools (434,518 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (378,541 people), Offices of physicians (211,542 people), and Scientific research & development services (147,744 people).

The most specialized majors at Southeastern Louisiana University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (124 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), Engineering Technologies (103 degrees), Human Sciences (60 degrees), and Biology (129 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 190 degrees awarded
  2. 189 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University was General Business Administration & Management with 190 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

694
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,495
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 694 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University, which is 0.464 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,495).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.968 times less than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 173 degrees were awarded to men at Southeastern Louisiana University in Registered Nursing, which is 9.61 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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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 in 2022 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 (73.2%).

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, 0.577% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,470 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    390 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southeastern Louisiana University is white (1,470 degrees awarded). There were 3.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (390 degrees).

0.822% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    978 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    492 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southeastern Louisiana University is white female (978 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (492 degrees).

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Operations

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at nearly $20M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 583k (2.91%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southeastern Louisiana University had a total salary expenditure of 194M. Southeastern Louisiana University employs 242 Instructors, 86 Professors and 86 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southeastern Louisiana University are Female Instructor (168), Male Instructor (74), and Male Professor (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 195 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 115 employees, and Management with 80 employees.

Endowment

$20M
2022 Endowment
11.2%
decline from 2021

Southeastern Louisiana University has an endowment valued at about $20M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southeastern Louisiana University declined 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.5M 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. $11.9M - Federal
  2. $5.84M - State
  3. $68.5k - Local

As of 2022, Southeastern Louisiana University received $11.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.84M from state grants and contracts, and $68.5k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$80.8M
2022 Salaries
1.78%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a median of $80.8M in salaries, which represents 41.6% of their overall expenditure ($194M) and a 1.78% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.3M
Instructional Salaries
490
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southeastern Louisiana University paid a total of $33.3M to 490 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
242 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
195 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Instructor with 242 employees, Professor with 86 employees, and Assistant professor with 86 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University were Office and Administrative Support with 195 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 115 employees, and Management with 80 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southeastern Louisiana University was Female Instructor with 168 employees, Male Instructor with 74 employees, and Male Professor with 65 employees.

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

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