Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God

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School Overview

Southeastern University is a privately owned and operated Christian university affiliated with the World Assemblies of God Fellowship. It is located in Lakeland, Florida. It is a four-year liberal arts university that was first established as a Bible college in 1935. In 1970 the institution was converted into a liberal arts college and was relocated from Brockton, Alabama to Lakeland, Florida. Southeastern University is the largest Assemblies of God higher education institution in the nation. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 45 fields of study through its four academic colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

1000 Longfellow Boulevard

Lakeland, FL 33801-6034

(863) 667-5018

(800) 500-8760

Fax: (863) 667-5200

Contact: Kevin Jones

Director of Admission
Main Address

1000 Longfellow Boulevard

Lakeland, FL 33801-6034

(863) 667-5000

Total undergrads: 2,867

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 532

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,651

Graduate enrollment: 208


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 63%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $13,480 $14,470 $15,000 $16,430 +9.53%
Books and Supplies $900 $900 $1,000 $1,200 +20.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,502 $7,000 $7,566 $7,900 +4.41%
Other $2,000 $2,200 $2,250 $2,400 +6.67%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,000 $8,700 $9,200 $9,200 0.00%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,050 $1,200 +14.29%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $22,882 $24,570 $25,816 $27,930 +8.19%
In-state Off Campus $23,380 $25,070 $26,250 $28,030 +6.78%
In-state with Family $14,380 $15,370 $16,000 $17,630 +10.19%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $11,300
In-state Student Fees $300
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $11,300
Out-of-state Student Fees $300

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 516 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 514 99% $3,371,469 $6,559
• Federal grants 157 30% $607,022 $3,866
• Pell grants 155 30% $484,170 $3,124
• Other federal grants 121 23% $122,852 $1,015
Local and state government scholarships or grants 284 55% $1,271,173 $4,476
Institutional scholarships or grants 418 81% $1,493,274 $3,572
Student loan financial aid 388 75% $4,065,272 $10,478
• Federal student loans 384 74% $3,578,998 $9,320
• Other student loans 43 8% $486,274 $11,309

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 436 107 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Biology/biological Sciences, General 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 127 30
Accounting 6
Business Administration and Management, General 36 30
Business/commerce, General 36
Finance, General 13
International Business/trade/commerce 8
Management Information Systems, General 7
Marketing/marketing Management, General 16
Organizational Leadership 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 26
Journalism 14
Radio and Television 12
Education 44 51 1
Biology Teacher Education 2
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 26 17
English/language Arts Teacher Education 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Music Teacher Education 4
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education 5
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 14
English Language and Literature/letters 13
English Language and Literature, General 9
English Language and Literature/letters, Other 4
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 10
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 10
History 5
History, General 5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 12
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 12
Human Services, General 10
Social Work 10
Mathematics and Statistics 5
Mathematics, General 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 11
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 11
Psychology 49 4
Counseling Psychology 4
Psychology, General 49
Theology and Religious Vocations 107 22
Missions/missionary Studies and Missiology
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies 13
Religious/sacred Music 5
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 89 22
Visual and Performing Arts 13
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 4
Film/cinema/video Studies 3
Keyboard Instruments
Music Performance, General
Music, General 4
Voice and Opera 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Organizational Communication B
Radio/Television B


Biology Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Premedicine B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Church leadership B
Missionary Studies B
Pre-Ministerial Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Youth Ministry 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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