Southeastern University Lakeland

Southeastern University Lakeland

Southeastern University-Lakeland, also referred to as Southeastern, is a private, Christian university located in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It was established in the year 1935 and is an Assemblies of God University. It was initially founded as a Bible college and became a liberal arts institute in 1970. Southeastern sits on more than 87 acres of land. The university offers enrollment to more than 3,000 undergraduate students annually.

Southeastern University-Lakeland offers many bachelor degrees in arts and science and master degrees in education and arts. The academic divisions of the university are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Legal Studies
  • College of Christian Ministries and Religion
  • College of Education

The sports teams of Southeastern University-Lakeland are nicknamed the Fire. They participate in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The university also conducts an annual leadership conference called "The Forum."

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Southeastern University
1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland , FL 33801-6034
General Phone: (863) 667-5000

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Southeastern University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy137bible studies, missionary studies, religious music, pre-ministerial studies, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Business and Management82business, business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Family and Social Work59human services, social work
Education and Teaching50education, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, science teaching, social science teaching, ...
Media44journalism, radio and television, organizational communications
Therapy and Counseling43psychology
Office and Administration40office management
Liberal Arts23English, English language and literature, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7sports and fitness management
Music6music, music performance, piano, voice, various music studies
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and administration
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, theatre design
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree49244
Associate's degree01
Master's degree332

Southeastern University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southeastern University had a total enrollment of 3,069 students (2,954 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 7%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 28%
22-24 14%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

North Carolina4%
South Carolina2%
New York2%
New Jersey2%
State unknown1%
New Hampshire1%

Southeastern University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 13 %

Southeastern University Room and Board (2007)

Southeastern University offers campus housing for 1,556 of its 2,954 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Southeastern University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,470
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,470
Room and board $ 7,000
Room charge $ 3,420
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,580
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
Southeastern University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 152100)

Southeastern University Faculty

Southeastern University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4627

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$75,7691*
Associate professoracademic year8$58,4299$62,167
Assistant professoracademic year30$47,87917$46,456
All faculty totalacademic year51$56,64327$52,750

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

Southeastern University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General

Mathematics, General

Organizational Communication, General
Radio and Television

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Has ROTC (army)

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