Southeastern University

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School Overview

Southeastern University was a privately owned and operated university that focused on undergraduate education. The institution was established by an Act of Congress in 1879. In August of 2009, the Southeastern lost its accreditation through through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as it was unable to satisfy all accreditation requirements. The school stopped enrolling students later that year and in early 2010 it merged with Graduate School USA, and independent graduate school in the D.C. area. Graduate School USA now maintains all student records for the defunct Southeastern University and previous students can request transcripts from Graduate School USA.

General Information

Admission Office

501 I Street,SW

Washington, DC 20024

(202) 478-8210

Fax: (202) 488-3172

Contact: Dorothy Harris

Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address

501 I Street SW

Washington, DC 20024-2788

(202) 478-8200

Total undergrads: 482

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 72

Degree-seeking undergrads: 467

Graduate enrollment: 160


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Banking/Financial Services A,B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business Statistics B
Management Information Systems A,B
Management Science A,B
Marketing Research B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,B
Computer Systems Analysis A,B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration A,B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A,B,C

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A,B,C

Social Sciences

Economics B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Southeastern University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (863) 667-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-6034
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 9,894
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 40%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,151 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $26,620
Out-of-state Tuition: $26,620
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $12,434

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Southeastern University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southeastern University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1611
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6
Education 2871
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 22
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 123
Theology and Religious Vocations 12621
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Grand total 5351153

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southeastern University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $26,620
Out-of-state $26,620
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,430
Out-of-state $13,430

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,359 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,317 96% $12,434
Student loan aid 891 65% $6,212

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,939 64% $11,336
Federal student loans 3,501 45% $6,531

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southeastern University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southeastern University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,981 1,971 3,010
Percent admitted 100% 51% 46%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 31% 26%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southeastern University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 9,894
Undergraduate enrollment 8,717
Graduate enrollment 1,177

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southeastern University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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