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Fast Facts 2019

Fast facts: Enrollment, retention, and academic offerings (Fall 2019)

  • Undergraduate enrollment was 9,524 and graduate enrollment was 1,113.
  • Enrollment included 564undergraduate transfer students.
  • The student population is 59.9% female and 40.1% male.
  • The student population includes 8.2% Black/African American, 2% Hispanic, and 4.3% students from other minority ethnic groups.
  • The five-year average incoming freshmen class size is 1,689 students.
  • The average ACT score is 22.38 and the average cumulative GPA is 3.53 for full-time freshmen.
  • The freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 75.34%.
  • The average age of undergraduate students is 22.
  • The four-year graduation rate is 34.6%; five-year 46.7%; and six year 49.7%.
  • Southeast offers more than 200 areas of study.
  • Approximately 1,500 courses are offered each semester.
  • More than 300 courses are offered online.
  • Southeast offers more than 83 study-abroad options.
  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.

 Fast facts: Campus life and athletics (Academic Year 2019)

  • 76% of the students are from Missouri.
  • Out-of-state students represent almost all 50 states, with the largest out-of-state representation being from Illinois.
  • There are 630 international students from 65 different countries studying at Southeast.
  • 7% of students are using the University Tutorial Services.
  • 2% of students are enrolled in supplemental instruction course sections.
  • 66% of students are using University Career Services.
  • The residential student body is approximately 26%.
  • More than 40% of undergraduate students are active members of a student organization and more than 1,000 of these students are in a direct student leadership position or participating in a University leadership development program.
  • Students may choose from 20 residence halls and 10 dining venues.
  • There are more than 238 student organizations.
  • 17% of students are members of Greek social fraternities and sororities.
  • Two recreation centers and the Student Aquatic Center are available for students.
  • More than 5,000 students participate in intramural sports or sports clubs.
  • Southeast competes in NCAA Division I, Ohio Valley Conference athletics. Southeast's mascot is Rowdy the Redhawk, and the campus colors are red and black.
  • Women's sports are basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track (indoor/outdoor), and volleyball. There are 159 female athletes.
  • Men's sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, and track (indoor/outdoor). There are 204 male athletes.
  • 569 students participated in dance, music, and theatre events and productions.



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