School Overview

Northern State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. NSU ranked 5th in South Dakota Colleges and 9th in Federal Region VIII.
It has a total enrollment of 3,431 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 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 80.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Northern State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
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

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Northern State University is 80.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 34.00%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $35 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate80.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

NSU's 2022 tuition & fees is $8,845 for South Dakota residents and $11,947 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $6,736 for South Dakota residents and $11,936 for out-of-students.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,845$11,947
Graduate Tuition & Fees$6,736$11,936
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 3,431 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 1,545 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. NSU has 2,968 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 463 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students3,431
Undergraduate Students2,968
Graduate Students463
Online Enrollment1,545

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs68 Programs
Number of online programs12 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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