Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL 33801
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Southeastern University is one of the sixty-six private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Florida. The campus is located in an urban area, in Lakeland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 7,163 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,226 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 821 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 67%). Every year 40% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Southeastern University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $24,360, and fees were $1,000. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,360 and $1,000 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students7,163
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Assemblies of God Church
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate67%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 1 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1986 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT950 to 1170
ACT18 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,015/credit
In State Students$1,015/credit
Out of State Students$1,015/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$458/credit
In State Students$458/credit
Out of State Students$458/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $45,675 $45,675 $45,675
ADN 70 $71,050 $71,050 $71,050
BSN 125 $126,875 $126,875 $126,875
FNP 50 $22,900 $22,900 $22,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Southeastern University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 50% $4,323
Other Federal Grant 6% $1,106
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $3,376
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 89% $8,790
Federal Student Loans 70% $5,737
Private Loans 4% $11,503


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$22,276
$30,001 to $48,000$22,112
$48,001 to $75,000$22,536
$75,001 to $110,000$23,962
Over $110,000$25,606

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Southeastern University
1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801

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