Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Northern State University is $8,845 for South Dakota residents and $11,947 for out-of-state students. It has been risen by 1.09% for South Dakota residents and increased by 1.07% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is around the average amount ($8,646) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition of $17,476 - public Master's College and University (smaller programs).
The 2023 estimated undergraduate tuition & fees for NSU is $8,941 for South Dakota residents and $12,074 for out-of-state students. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
It has been risen by 1.09% for South Dakota residents and increased by 1.07% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $13,450. The Living costs increased by 2.48% compared to the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay.
NSU Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$8,750 $11,821$13,125
2021-2022$8,845$11,947$13,450
Change % 2021-20221.09%1.07%2.48%
2022-2023$8,941$12,074$13,783
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2022-2023 are based on last year's rate of change.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $6,736 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $11,936 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount ($9,949) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition of $17,341 - public Master's College and University (smaller programs).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at NSU is $6,808 for South Dakota residents and $12,059 for out-of-state students. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
NSU Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$6,665 $11,814$13,125
2021-2022$6,736$11,936$13,450
Change % 2021-20221.07%1.03%2.48%
2022-2023$6,808$12,059$13,783
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2022-2023 are based on last year's rate of change.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at NSU. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $295 for South Dakota residents and $398 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $374 for South Dakota residents and $663 for out-of-state students.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2020-2021$292$394
2021-2022$295$398
2022-2023$298$402
Graduate2020-2021$370$656
2021-2022$374$663
2022-2023$378$670
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $33,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $37,300 for Northern State University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$33,400$36,900$30,600
7 Years After Graduation$31,500--
8 Years After Graduation$37,000--
9 Years After Graduation$34,500--
10 Years After Graduation$37,300$43,800$32,400
The next table compares the tuition & fees between Northern State University and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between Northern State University and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
Northern State University$8,845$11,947
South Dakota State University$9,299$12,809
University of South Dakota$9,432$12,942
Black Hills State University$8,916$12,018
Dakota State University$9,633$12,735
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology$12,110$16,530

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at NSU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at NSU is $36,259 for South Dakota residents and $48,992 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Northern State University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$8,932$9,020$9,109$9,198$36,259
Out-of-State$12,066$12,187$12,308$12,431$48,992
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$9,020$9,109$9,198$9,289$36,615
Out-of-State$12,187$12,308$12,431$12,555$49,481
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$9,109$9,198$9,289$9,380$36,975
Out-of-State$12,308$12,431$12,555$12,681$49,975
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$9,198$9,289$9,380$9,472$37,339
Out-of-State$12,431$12,555$12,681$12,807$50,474
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$9,289$9,380$9,472$9,565$37,706
Out-of-State$12,555$12,681$12,807$12,935$50,978
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $98,243 for South Dakota residents and $110,977 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Northern State University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Northern State University.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,912$24,338$24,774$25,219$98,243
Out-of-State$27,047$27,505$27,974$28,452$110,977
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$24,338$24,774$25,219$25,673$100,004
Out-of-State$27,505$27,974$28,452$28,940$112,870
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,774$25,219$25,673$26,137$101,803
Out-of-State$27,974$28,452$28,940$29,438$114,803
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$25,219$25,673$26,137$26,611$103,640
Out-of-State$28,452$28,940$29,438$29,946$116,775
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$25,673$26,137$26,611$27,096$105,518
Out-of-State$28,940$29,438$29,946$30,466$118,789
Last year, 38% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $73,527 for South Dakota residents and $86,261 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Northern State University have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Northern State University.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$17,733$18,159$18,595$19,040$73,527
Out-of-State$20,868$21,326$21,795$22,273$86,261
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$18,159$18,595$19,040$19,494$75,288
Out-of-State$21,326$21,795$22,273$22,761$88,154
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$18,595$19,040$19,494$19,958$77,087
Out-of-State$21,795$22,273$22,761$23,259$90,087
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$19,040$19,494$19,958$20,432$78,924
Out-of-State$22,273$22,761$23,259$23,767$92,059
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$19,494$19,958$20,432$20,917$80,802
Out-of-State$22,761$23,259$23,767$24,287$94,073

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Northern State University.
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Northern State University 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$8,845$1,200$13,450$11,947$1,200 $13,450
Graduate$6,736 $1,200$13,450$11,936 $1,200$13,450

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