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Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
Phone605-626-3011
WEBwww.northern.edu
Admissionwww.northern.edu/admissions
Online Applicationhttps://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm?inst=nsu
Financial Aidwww.northern.edu/admission-aid/costs-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.northern.edu/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.northern.edu/veterans-and-active-military-education-benefits
Athleticwww.northern.edu/sites/default/files/srtkgradrate3-19.pdf
Disability Servicewww.northern.edu/campus-life/disability-services-nsu
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (smaller programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Northern State University Campus, Aberdeen, SD
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2020 Tuition & Fees and 2021 Estimation

For undergraduate school, its 2020 tuition and fees are $8,750 for in-state students and $11,821 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2020 tuition and fees are $6,665 for in-state students and $11,814 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2021 tuition & fees are $9,011 for South Dakota residents and $12,183 for out-of-state students. The estimated 2021 graduate school tuition & fees are $6,868 for South Dakota residents and $12,187 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $37,300. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching program shows the highest salary with $38,400 after graduating from Northern State University.
2019-20 Tuition & Fees2020-21 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,750$11,821
Graduate$6,665$11,814
NSU 2019-2020 Tuition Costs Chart
source: IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$9,011$12,183
Graduate$6,868$12,187
Northern State University 2020-2021 Estimated Tuition Costs Chart
The estimation for 2020-2021 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2020 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at Northern State University is 84% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 29%. The average graduation rate is 48%. Total 3,493 students are attending at the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in next table.
2020 Key Academics Statistics at NSU
Admission Stats »84% Acceptance Rate / 29% Yield
Test Scores »1,085 SAT / 22 ACT
Graduation Rate »48%
Transfer-out Rate31%
Retention Rate75%(full-time), 55% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio4.76% (21 to 1)
Student Population »3,493 (3,051 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$5,515
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$37,300
Average Salary by Field of Study$37,000 - $38,400

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Northern State University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at NSU
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCNo
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
NSU provides a number of student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at NSU
Remedial servicesYes
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

Special Characteristics

Next table illustrates special characteristics of Northern State University.
NSU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity853


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