Graduate Programs Overview

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for other students in average.

It offers fifty-one graduate programs: 22 Master's, 4 Doctorate, 17 Post-Bachelor's, 8 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 265 students have been conferred Master's degree and 11 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNorthwestern State University of Louisiana
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA
Graduate School Students1,126 students
1,002 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,614
Out-of-State$20,402
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 51 Graduate Programs
22 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 25 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Northwestern State University of Louisiana with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Louisiana residents, the tuition & fees are $9,614 and $20,402 for non-Louisiana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $476 for Louisiana residents and $927 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$5,738$16,526
Fees$3,876$3,876
Cost per Credit$476$927
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$9,929 (On-Campus) / $9,932 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,190 (On-Campus) / $5,190 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,033$36,821
Off-Campus Total$26,036$36,824
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
In-State$8,487$8,909$9,686$9,614$9,614
Out-of-State$19,275$19,697$20,474$20,402$20,402

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 153 major areas - 21 Master's (17 online programs), 2 Doctorate (2 online programs), 16 Post-Bachelor'(13 online programs), 7 Post-Master'(4 online programs). 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
Total265114617
Men55162
Women210104015
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
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,447 students enrolled in Northwestern State University of Louisiana including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,126 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 207 male and 919 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 233 full-time and 893 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,002 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 90 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,126
Men Students207
Women Students919
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,126
Full-time Students233
Part-time Students893
By race/ethnicity 761 White, 272 Black, and 16 Asian students are attending at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total1,126
American Indian /
Native American
2
Asian16
Black272
Hispanic35
White761
Two or more races14
Un-Known6
10 students are younger than 22 and 364 students are older than 65. The school has 392 students aged between 22 and 30 and 360 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,126
21 & Under10
22-24154
25-29238
30-34194
35-39166
40 & Over364
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1,002 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 90 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,126
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,002
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses90
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses34
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,002
Louisiana Resident904
Other State In U.S.93
Outside of U.S.5



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