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Southeastern Louisiana University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Southeastern Louisiana University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Southeastern Louisiana University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Southeastern Louisiana University was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer and information sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Southeastern as #1,193 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Southeastern held the #1,282 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Southeastern is also ranked #14 out of 23 schools in Louisiana.

See all of the rankings for Southeastern Louisiana University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Southeastern?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southeastern Louisiana University is 88%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Southeastern is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

Southeastern received ACT scores from 100% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Southeastern Louisiana University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Southeastern Louisiana University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Southeastern Louisiana University, this rate is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southeastern Louisiana University is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southeastern Louisiana University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Southeastern Louisiana University is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 14% for first-time, full-time students at Southeastern, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  14 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Southeastern

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,317 undergraduates at Southeastern with 8,998 being full-time and 4,319 being part-time.

Southeastern Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Southeastern is 36.45 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  36.45 out of 100
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How Much Does Southeastern Louisiana University Cost?

The overall average net price of Southeastern is $12,739. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Southeastern

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,699 $11,458 $13,673 $15,314 $15,543

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Southeastern, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southeastern, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $4,886 a year. That adds up to $19,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southeastern is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Southeastern Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Southeastern with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,200 in their early years. This is about 9% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Southeastern Louisiana University make the most money.

Location of Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University is a public institution located in Hammond, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of Hammond makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Southeastern Louisiana University

Contact details for Southeastern are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 548 Ned Mcgehee Ave., Hammond, LA 70402
Phone: 985-549-2000

Southeastern Louisiana University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 39 majors graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University. Of these students, 1,839 received undergraduate degrees and 290 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 217 $26,200
Business Administration & Management 177 $33,800
Nursing 141 $59,800
Health & Physical Education 123 $29,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 106 $39,100
General Psychology 102 $22,300
General Biology 83 $25,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 81 $30,000
Accounting 79 $42,200
Marketing 67 $29,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Southeastern Louisiana University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Southeastern

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 4,745 students took at least one online class at Southeastern Louisiana University. This is an increase from the 4,408 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,745 506
2016-2017 4,408 533
2015-2016 4,018 490
2014-2015 3,860 496
2013-2014 3,914 519

Learn more about online learning at Southeastern Louisiana University.


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