School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Northern State University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
Admission Information
Online Application
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (smaller programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Northern State University is 79.82% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 34.35%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate79.82 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.35 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

NSU's 2023 tuition & fees is $8,845 for South Dakota residents and $11,947 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($11,947).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $6,736 for South Dakota residents and $11,936 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,845$11,947
Graduate Tuition & Fees$6,736$11,936
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 3,340 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,439 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. NSU has 2,867 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 473 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students3,340
Undergraduate Students2,867
Graduate Students473
Online Enrollment1,439

Degree Information and Campus Life

NSU offers 66 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 18 out of the 66 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by NSU
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs66 Programs
Number of online programs18 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification

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