Southeastern University

Private, Four-years School Located in Lakeland, FL

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How much is the SEU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, SEU's tuition & fees is $31,732.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $47,892 when a student lives on-campus.

SEU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$31,732
Books & Supplies Costs$1,600
On-campus Room & Board$10,480
On-campus Expenses$4,080
Off-campus Room & Board$10,480
Off-campus Expenses$2,400
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$32,552

How Much Does it Cost to Go to SEU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $144,499 at SEU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $199,547. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $140,744.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$33,399$47,633$34,041
Sophomore (2024-25)$35,154$49,068$34,763
Junior (2025-26)$37,001$50,603$35,546
Senior (2026-27)$38,945$52,242$36,394
4 Years Total$144,499$199,547$140,744
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$35,154$49,068$34,763
Sophomore (2025-26)$37,001$50,603$35,546
Junior (2026-27)$38,945$52,242$36,394
Senior (2027-28)$40,991$53,990$37,309
4 Years Total$152,092$205,904$144,012
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$37,001$50,603$35,546
Sophomore (2026-27)$38,945$52,242$36,394
Junior (2027-28)$40,991$53,990$37,309
Senior (2028-29)$43,145$55,853$38,295
4 Years Total$160,083$212,689$147,545
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$38,945$52,242$36,394
Sophomore (2027-28)$40,991$53,990$37,309
Junior (2028-29)$43,145$55,853$38,295
Senior (2029-30)$45,412$57,835$39,355
4 Years Total$168,493$219,920$151,353
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$40,991$53,990$37,309
Sophomore (2028-29)$43,145$55,853$38,295
Junior (2029-30)$45,412$57,835$39,355
Senior (2030-31)$47,798$59,942$40,491
4 Years Total$177,346$227,619$155,450

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, SEU' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $19,195.
Southeastern University$31,732
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between SEU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Southeastern UniversityLakeland, FL$31,732$12,350
University of IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN$36,136$42,478
Seton Hill UniversityGreensburg, PA$41,414$17,038
Arcadia UniversityGlenside, PA$48,290$33,613
Muskingum UniversityNew Concord, OH$31,440$10,530
Columbia International UniversityColumbia, SC$27,900$11,640
Christian Brothers UniversityMemphis, TN$37,300$13,588
Thomas CollegeWaterville, ME$30,896$30,896
Jacksonville UniversityJacksonville, FL$46,180$18,957
Strayer University-PennsylvaniaTrevose, PA$13,920$15,135
Trinity Washington UniversityWashington, DC$26,110$15,390

Financial Aid and COA

At Southeastern University, 4,635 students (57%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,913.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at SEU is $34,979 for students living on-campus and $33,299 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,082 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $14,817 and the average amount of student loans is $7,193.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$47,892
COA (off-campus)$46,212
Tuition & Fees$31,732
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,160
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,480
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$34,979
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$33,299
Average Financial Aid$12,913
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,63557%$12,913
Pell Grants2,22327%$4,686
Federal Student Loan2,92836%$6,631
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,08298%-
Grants or Scholarships1,06296%$14,817
Federal Grants48844%$5,010
Pell Grants47443%$4,763
Other Federal Grants10810%$1,731
State/Local Grants50946%$3,933
Institutional Grants1,01592%$11,122
Student Loan Aid60755%$7,193
Federal Student Loans59754%$5,557
Other Student Loans777%$13,619

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

SEU's acceptance rate is 44.92%. A total of 4,940 applicants applied to and 2,219 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,205 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 54.30%.
To apply to SEU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate44.92%48.24%42.99%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)54.30%56.77%52.69%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Southeastern University has a total of 10,044 students including 8,840 undergraduate and 1,204 graduate students. By gender, there are 3,871 male students and 5,494 female students attending SEU. The school offers online degree programs and 2,073 students enrolled online exclusively (20.64% of all students).
Total9,365 3,8715,494
Undergraduate8,118 3,3994,719
Graduate1,247 472775

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered120 Programs
Online Program Offered8 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered29 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate60.86%
Student Population10,044
Graduation Rate42%
Transfer-out Rate23%
Retention Rate67% (Full-time), 31% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate27 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties122 (Full-time), 331 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs505 (Full-time), 359 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$65,850
Average Staff Salary$48,320