tuition & fees
graduate tuition & fees
acceptance rate
Student Population
online students
Number of Programs
Financial Aid Amount
SAT Scores
Graduation Rate

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
It has a total enrollment of 3,493 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. The acceptance rate at Northern State University is 84.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Northern State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
Online Application
Net Price
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 84.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 29.00%.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate84.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35

Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at Northern State University, for academic year 2019-2020 is $8,750 for South Dakota residents and $11,821 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, the 2020 tuition & fees are $6,665 for South Dakota residents and $11,814 for out-of-students.
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,750$11,821
Graduate Tuition & Fees$6,665$11,814

Student Population

At Northern State University, total 3,493 are attending classes. Among them, 1,448 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. NSU has 3,051 students and the graduate school has 442 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students3,493
Undergraduate Students3,051
Graduate Students442
Online Enrollment1,448

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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