Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University was established in 1925 and is a public university situated in Hammond, Louisiana. The university has nearly 17,000 students enrolled in various masters, baccalaureat, and associate degree courses and programs. The university has five colleges under it:

  • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Nursing and Health Studies
  • College of Science and Technology

The university's official mascot is Roomie the Lion, and the sports teams go by the name Lions. The teams participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I in the Southland Conference. They wear the official colors of purple and green.

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Contacting Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University
548 Western Ave.
Hammond , LA 70402
General Phone: (985) 549-2000

Southeastern Louisiana University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management658business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts442French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching348curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine164registered nursing
Family and Social Work85family and consumer science, social work
Science79biology, science and society, chemistry, physics
Engineering Technician71industrial tech, occupational safety tech
Therapy and Counseling68psychology
Security and Law Enforcement65criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Art Studies51art studies, arts management
Media50communication studies, organizational communications
Medical Support and Technology30speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Music22music performance
Computer Science and Engineering20computer science
Medical Administration15public health education
Office and Administration8administrative assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture7horticultural science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Medicine0health professions

Number of programs and degrees for Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,76550
Master's degree35519
Doctor's degree01
Associate's degree764

Southeastern Louisiana University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southeastern Louisiana University had a total enrollment of 14,744 students (13,027 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 18%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 30%
20-21 22%
22-24 20%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Southeastern Louisiana University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 49 %

Southeastern Louisiana University Room and Board (2007)

Southeastern Louisiana University offers campus housing for 2,286 of its 13,027 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hammond, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Southeastern Louisiana University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1823
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Southeastern Louisiana University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,721
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,721
Room and board $ 6,220
Room charge $ 3,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,320
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,720

Financial Aid:
Southeastern Louisiana University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 202400)

Southeastern Louisiana University Faculty

Southeastern Louisiana University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4762
Non-tenured and not on tenure track76165

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$105,6724$112,520
Associate professorcalendar year4$114,7613$105,973
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year14$103,4577$109,714

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year52$81,22034$75,084
Associate professoracademic year58$68,72148$64,881
Assistant professoracademic year50$60,10763$56,759
Instructoracademic year67$42,919147$44,955
All faculty totalacademic year227$62,071292$54,285

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southland Conference
Basketball Southland Conference
Baseball Southland Conference
Track Southland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports246589

Southeastern Louisiana University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Southeastern Louisiana University Apart:

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% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 19%Southeastern Louisiana University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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