School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Northwestern State University of Louisiana and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
Admission Information
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 96.28% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 36.09%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $25 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate96.28 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.09 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$25

Tuition & Fees

NSU's 2023 tuition & fees is $8,672 for Louisiana residents and $19,460 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($19,460).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition is not changed and same to the last year's rate.
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,672$19,460
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,614$20,402
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 10,735 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 5,928 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. NSU has 9,622 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,113 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students10,735
Undergraduate Students9,622
Graduate Students1,113
Online Enrollment5,928

Degree Information and Campus Life

NSU offers 89 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 54 out of the 89 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 programs89 Programs
Number of online programs54 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
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