Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, also referred to as SOSU, Southeastern or SE, is located in Durant, Oklahoma. Established in the year 1909, SOSU was originally known as Southeastern State Normal School. SOSU gained university status in 1974. This university offers its students degree and certificate programs through its schools, which are:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The athletic teams of SOSU are referred to as the Savage Storm. The students of the university participate in sports including softball, cross country, basketball, baseball, tennis and football. The university is a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference in the North Division. Among the notable alumni of the university are Brett Butler, a professional baseball player; Reba McEntire, actress and country music singer; and Bill Anoatubby, Governor of Chickasaw Nation.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Fifth and University
Durant , OK 74701-0609
General Phone: (580) 745-2000

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Southeastern Oklahoma State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching162educational administration, educational supervision, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Liberal Arts108English, general studies, political science, sociology
Business and Management79business management, operations management, accounting, finance, management science, marketing
Engineering Technician76occupational safety tech, engineering technician
Engineering52aerospace engineering
Science43biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38parks and recreation studies
Therapy and Counseling37psychology, counseling psychology
Media33communication studies, communication and journalism
Mechanics and Repair30aircraft maintenance
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, information science
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Music6music, music performance
Art Studies4art studies
Conservation and Resource Management3conservation

Number of programs and degrees for Southeastern Oklahoma State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree61638
Master's degree1068

Southeastern Oklahoma State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southeastern Oklahoma State had a total enrollment of 3,893 students (3,291 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 22%
20-21 22%
22-24 21%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Southeastern Oklahoma State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 35 %

Southeastern Oklahoma State Room and Board (2007)

Southeastern Oklahoma State offers campus housing for 786 of its 3,291 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Southeastern Oklahoma State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Southeastern Oklahoma State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,316
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,687
Room and board $ 5,626
Room charge $ 1,850
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,890
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,881

Financial Aid:
Southeastern Oklahoma State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 317900)

Southeastern Oklahoma State Faculty

Southeastern Oklahoma State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$116,6591*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$54,4071*
All faculty totalcalendar year9$84,1402*

*: 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 year27$68,43117$66,705
Associate professoracademic year20$61,8287$60,054
Assistant professoracademic year17$53,41321$48,946
Instructoracademic year10$38,28811$39,727
All faculty totalacademic year74$59,12356$53,915

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

Southeastern Oklahoma State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Lone Star Conference
Basketball Lone Star Conference
Baseball Lone Star Conference
Track Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports224

Southeastern Oklahoma State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
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, Other

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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