Northern State University
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Northern State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. NSU ranked 5th in South Dakota Colleges and 8th in Federal Region VIII.
It has a total enrollment of 3,340 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. NSU's acceptance rate is 79.82% last year (undergraduate school).
Northern State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
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.
|Address||1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198|
|Net Price Calculator||www.northern.edu/net-price-calculator|
|School Type||Public, 4 years|
|Carnegie Category||Master's College and University (smaller programs)|
|Highest Degree Offered||Master'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 Rate||79.82 %|
|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 Residents||Out-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)
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.
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
|Number of programs||66 Programs|
|Number of online programs||18 Programs|
|Offered Degrees/Programs||1 Year Certificate|
|Academic/career counseling service||✔|
|Placement services for completers||✔|
|On-campus day care for students||✗|
|Distance Learning (online classes)||✔|