Graduate Programs Overview

Northern State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $6,736 for South Dakota residents and $11,936 for other students in average.

It offers seventeen graduate programs: 9 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 3 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 66 students have been conferred Master's degree and 17 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNorthern State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD
Graduate School Students463 students
354 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$6,736
Out-of-State$11,936
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 17 Graduate Programs
9 Master's, 3 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Northern State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $6,736 and $11,936 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $374 for South Dakota residents and $663 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$5,999$11,199
Fees$737$737
Cost per Credit$374$663
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$9,150 (On-Campus) / $9,150 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,300 (On-Campus) / $4,300 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,386$26,586
Off-Campus Total$21,386$26,586
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$8,424$6,468$6,665$6,665$6,736
Out-of-State$14,971$11,452$11,814$11,814$11,936

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northern State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 41 major areas - 8 Master's (2 online programs), 2 Post-Bachelor'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total6617--
Men234--
Women4313--
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Education
Business
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Education
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Social Sciences
Business
History
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Education
Computer And Information Sciences
Education

Graduate Student Population

Total 3,431 students enrolled in Northern State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 463 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 130 male and 333 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 53 full-time and 410 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 354 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 33 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total463
Men Students130
Women Students333
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total463
Full-time Students53
Part-time Students410
By race/ethnicity 431 White, 9 Black, and 4 Asian students are attending at Northern State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total463
American Indian /
Native American
3
Asian4
Black9
Hispanic3
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
2
White431
Two or more races5
3 students are younger than 22 and 165 students are older than 65. The school has 162 students aged between 22 and 30 and 133 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total463
21 & Under3
22-2476
25-2986
30-3470
35-3963
40 & Over165
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northern State University, 354 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 33 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment463
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses354
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses33
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses76
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses354
South Dakota Resident311
Other State In U.S.43
Outside of U.S.0


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