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Address175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
Phone318-357-6011
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School Typefour-years, public
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Campus, Natchitoches, LA

2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Northwestern State University of Louisiana are $8,672 for in-state students and $19,460 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $9,614 for in-state students and $20,402 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $8,672 for Louisiana residents and $19,460 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees is $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for out-of-state students.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,672$19,460
Graduate$9,614$20,402
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,672$19,460
Graduate$9,614$20,402
The estimation for 2022-2023 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is 96.28% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 36.09%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,020.
The average graduation rate is 44%. Total 11,447 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $39,600. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program shows the highest salary with $62,700 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 NSU Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »96.28% Acceptance Rate / 36.09% Yield
Test Scores »1,020 SAT / 19 ACT
Graduation Rate »44%
Retention Rate76%(full-time), 40% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio5.26% (19 to 1)
Student Population »11,447 (10,321 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$7,774
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$39,600
Average Salary by Field of Study$16,900 - $62,700

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at NSU
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
NSU provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at NSU
Remedial servicesNo
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenNo
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of NSU. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 1,492. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $3,740.
NSU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity1,492



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