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Spring enrollment of 4,196 is highest since 1983

February 12, 2019


DURANT, Okla. – Once again, the enrollment news is good at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Southeastern’s Spring 2019 enrollment is 4,196 students – an increase of 12.7 percent over last spring. It also marks the highest spring enrollment at the University since 1983.

In addition, Student Credit Hour Production is up 6.8 percent over last spring.

Southeastern’s enrollment continues to trend upward: last fall, enrollment increased 13.3 percent over Fall 2017.

“This growth can be attributed to a number of factors, including the continuing popularity and expansion of our graduate online offerings, which provide high quality accredited academic programs at an affordable cost,’’ said Southeastern president Sean Burrage.  “At the same time, last fall’s incoming freshman class was the largest in five years at the University, which obviously had a positive impact on the spring numbers.’’

Approximately 85 percent of Southeastern students receive financial aid, and more than 50 percent annually are first-generation college graduates.

With that in mind and in an effort to hold costs down for students, Southeastern did not increase tuition rates in 2018-19 — of the 25 public colleges and universities in Oklahoma, Southeastern was one of only six to hold the line on tuition.

The University submitted its preliminary enrollment report to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education on February 11.