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Summer enrollment increases by 26 percent at Southeastern

July 18, 2019

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

 

DURANT, Okla. – The trend of enrollment growth at Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues.

This summer’s enrollment of 2,478 students reflects an increase of 26 percent (513 students) over last summer.

Southeastern’s  Fall 2018 enrollment reached a 40-year high with 4,483 students, while the Spring 2019 numbers were the highest for a spring semester since 1983.

This continued growth is attributed, in large part, to increasing numbers in Southeastern’s popular online graduate programs.

In addition, the University recently announced that for the second year in a row, students will not see an increase in tuition rates.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage said the decision to hold the line on tuition costs sends a clear message to students and parents that the University is doing its best to ensure that a college education is both affordable and accessible.

Currently, 90 percent of Southeastern students receive some form of financial aid, and each year, about 50 percent of graduates are first-generation college graduates. At the same time, the University continues to expand its online course offerings as one effort to broaden the accessibility to a college degree.

Fall semester classes begin August 19.