Northern State University

Acceptance Rate 80 %
SAT Average 1,105
Tuition & Fees $11,947
Student Population 3,431
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,105

Academic Overview

Northern State University is a public, four-years institute located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $8,845 for South Dakota residents and $11,947 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 3,431 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 80% and the graduation rate is 45% last year.
The salary after graduation from Northern State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $37,300. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, NSU's tuition & fees is $8,845 for South Dakota residents and $11,947 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $6,736 for in-state students and $11,936 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at NSU. The acceptance rate of NSU is 80% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 34%. The average graduation rate is 45% and the transfer-out rate is 5%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,105 and 37% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 3,431 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Northern State University is 80 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Northern State University is 45 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Northern State University is 5 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Northern State University is 76 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Northern State University is 3,431
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Northern State University is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,105 at Northern State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
Online Applicationhttps://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm?inst=nsu
Financial Aidwww.northern.edu/admission-aid/costs-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.northern.edu/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionwww.northern.edu/veterans-and-active-military-education-benefits
Disability Servicewww.northern.edu/campus-life/disability-services-nsu

Offered Degrees

NSU offers 64 major programs through online and on-site education where 13 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Associate's Degree52
Bachelor's Degree457
Post Bachelor's Degree20
Master's Degree82

Special Learning Opportunities

Northern State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:853)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,324)

Veterans Benefits

Northern State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges