School Overview

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a Public, 4 years college located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. NSU ranked 11st in Louisiana Colleges and 12nd in Federal Region VI.
It has a total enrollment of 11,447 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. NSU's acceptance rate is 96.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Northwestern State University of Louisiana is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
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

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 96.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 36.00%. The application fees are $20 for undergraduate programs and $25 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate96.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$25

Tuition & Fees

NSU's 2022 tuition & fees is $8,672 for Louisiana residents and $19,460 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for out-of-students.
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,672$19,460
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,614$20,402
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 11,447 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 5,725 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. NSU has 10,321 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,126 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students11,447
Undergraduate Students10,321
Graduate Students1,126
Online Enrollment5,725

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs87 Programs
Number of online programs53 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsAssociate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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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