Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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1405 N. Fourth, PMB 4225

Durant, OK 74701-0609

Phone: (580) 745-2000
2012-2013 Tuition
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rolling admission

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Regional Universities (West)

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,674, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 269 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southeastern Oklahoma State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,060 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,795 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, one of six institutions in the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO), was established as a normal school in 1909 with an early mission of training public school teachers.

Dr. Larry Minks has served as the 19th president of Southeastern since July 1, 2009, when he was named interim president. He became permanent president on Jan. 21, 2010.

In addition to the main campus at Durant, programs are offered at the Southeastern-McCurtain County branch campus; University Center of Southern Oklahoma; Eastern Oklahoma State College-McAlester campus; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City Community College, and Rose State College; and Grayson College in Denison, Texas.

The enrollment at the University is 4,000.

Degree programs are offered through the School of Arts and Sciences, John Massey School of Business, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and School of Graduate and University Studies.

Among many prominent undergraduate degree programs relative to number of majors and graduates include Elementary Education, Biology, Occupational Safety and Health, Psychology, Health and Physical Education, Recreation, Communication, Criminal Justice, Aviation, Accounting, and Management.

Selected graduate degrees are also offered, including a Master of Education in Elementary Education with programs in Reading Specialist, and Special Education; School Counseling; School Administration; and Mathematics Specialist. Also offered is the Master of Science with programs in Occupational Safety and Health, Aerospace Administration and Logistics, and Sport Studies in Athletic Administration; the Master of Arts, with programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Teaching; the Master of Business Administration; and the Master of Technology, with programs in Biology and Information Technology.

The University also has a long and successful history of providing higher education opportunities for Native American students, which comprise 30 percent of the total student enrollment. Southeastern's service area covers significant parts of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations and partners with the tribes to provide specialized services for all Native American students. Southeastern is among the national leaders in the percentage of graduates who are Native American, the overall number of Native American graduates, and Native American graduates in education.

Approximately 70 percent of Southeastern students receive some type of financial aid assistance.

In recent years, the University has benefited from a tremendous upgrade in its physical facilities, with the construction of a new student union, a new residence hall, new tennis courts, and a renovated football stadium. A new arena opened in the fall of 2008, and a new general classroom building opened in 2010. The Native American Center for Student Success opened in 2013.

In 2011, Southeastern began competing in the newly-established Great American Conference, which is in NCAA Division II.

For more information about Southeastern, call 1-800-435-1327 or visit

General Information

School type public
Year founded 1909
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $17,918,901


When applying to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 74.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is 20:1, and the school has 49 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southeastern Oklahoma State University include: Education; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 9%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 18%
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields 14%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Psychology 7%

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Student Life

Southeastern Oklahoma State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,674, with a gender distribution of 45.6 percent male students and 54.4 percent female students. At this school, 19 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus. Southeastern Oklahoma State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,120
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Southeastern Oklahoma State University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Students who have cars on campus 85%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 83.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $1,813.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,060 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,795 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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