Southeastern President William Wainwright said the university has experienced growth in two key areas, enrollment and retention of students.
The university realized solid increases in enrollment across both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate enrollment rose by 2.1 percent, while graduate enrollment experienced an increase of 13.3 percent.
Wainwright said seeing growth in so many student categories indicates that they are moving in the right direction and have a post-pandemic path forward.
With an overall enrollment of 13,888, an increase of 2.9 percent, Southeastern experienced growth in several categories. New or incoming student increases included transfer students, graduate students, dual enrollment students, and reentry students. Southeastern experienced its largest ever dual enrollment of high school students, and the Honors Program had a significant increase of 16.2 percent, resulting in the largest enrollment in the program’s history. Also, the university saw a 30.9 percent increase in international students.
In addition to enrollment growth, Wainwright said Southeastern also reported successful increases in retention of students. The freshman retention rate, for example, was the highest ever at 76 percent.
Southeastern currently offers over 150 programs of study, including many that are regionally and nationally ranked.