Online Program Overview

Northern State University is a four-years, public school located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition & fees are $8,845 for South Dakota residents and $11,947 for other students on average.

It offers 66 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 18 programs - 4 Associates, 8 Bachelors, 4 Masters, 2 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameNorthern State University
Typefour-years, public
Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD
Online Students1,545 Enrolled Online Exclusively
804 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Undergraduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$8,845
Graduate Tuition & FeesIn-State$6,736
Student to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Online Degree Programs
Total18 Programs
Associates4 Programs
Bachelors8 Programs
Masters4 Programs
Post-Graduate2 Programs

2022 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 tuition & fees and costs trends over last 5 years at Northern State University . Each cost is an average amount over the all offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $8,845 and $11,947 for non-South Dakota residents. For graduate programs, the 2022 tuition & fees is $6,736 and $11,936 for out-of-state students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $295 for South Dakota residents and $398 for out-of-state students for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs 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: July 22, 2022)
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Undergraduate (In-State)$8,280$8,497$8,750$8,750$8,845
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$11,210$11,470$11,821$11,821$11,947
Graduate (In-State)$8,424$6,468$6,665$6,665$6,736
Graduate (Out-of-State)$14,971$11,452$11,814$11,814$11,936
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Undergraduate (In-State)$276$283$292$292$295
Undergraduate (Out-of-State)$374$382$394$394$398
Graduate (In-State)$351$359$370$370$374
Graduate (Out-of-State)$624$636$656$656$663
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

Northern State University offers 66 degree programs through Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 18 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 4 Associates, 8 Bachelors, 4 Masters, 2 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Overall ProgramsNOT OFFERED641 8NOT OFFERED3
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting

Distance Learning Program Student Population

At Northern State University, there are 3,431 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 2,349 students were attending classes through distance learning (1,545 students are enrolled exclusively and 804 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,431
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,545
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses804
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,082
By student location, out of a total of 1,545 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 1,341 South Dakota Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 196 students living in the U.S. States other than South Dakota, and 6 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,545
South Dakota Resident1,341
Other State In U.S.197
Outside of U.S.6
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,545
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses1,191
Degree/Certificate Seeking153
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking1,038

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