Who We Are

Southeastern University is a Christ-centered institution of higher learning. We are committed to providing a Christian college education designed to equip the next generation to go into the world as influential servant leaders in their careers and their communities.


Location Matters

Our campus is in sunny Lakeland, Florida, meaning students are treated to great weather and outdoor activities throughout the year. Lakeland is a vibrant community with a small-town feel and plenty of things to do. If you’re looking for more, SEU is within an hour’s drive of some of the nation’s best beaches, as well as theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens.

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"God has created you with a unique design that He wants to unleash in your life to change the world."
Dr. Kent Ingle, SEU President

Where We’ve Been

Southeastern University has been training servant leaders since our founding in 1935 as the Alabama Shield of Faith Institute. Through the 20th and into the 21st century, we have changed locations, expanded programs and buildings and graduated some of the most talented, dedicated servant leaders in the world, who have engaged the culture and made an influence for Jesus Christ.


Where We’re Going

Named one of the fastest-growing liberal arts universities in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education, SEU is taking steps to meet the needs of our expanding community. We’ve added a brand-new football stadium, Chick-fil-A Express and multiple academic buildings in the past year, with construction already moving forward on additional facilities.

Student enrollment has increased by 215% since 2010.