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Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
Phone605-626-3011
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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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2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of Northern State University are $8,750 for in-state students and $11,821 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $6,665 for in-state students and $11,814 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2022 tuition & fees are $8,750 for South Dakota residents and $11,821 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2022 graduate school tuition & fees are $6,665 for South Dakota residents and $11,814 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 the Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching program shows the highest salary with $38,400 after graduating.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,750$11,821
Graduate$6,665$11,814
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$8,750$11,821
Graduate$6,665$11,814
The estimation for 2021-2022 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

2021 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at Northern State University is 84% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 29%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,085.
The average graduation rate is 48%. Total 3,493 students are attending 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 the next table.
2021 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. The 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 several 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

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Northern State University. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 853. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $4,324.
NSU Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity853


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