Northeastern State University

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General Information

Admission Office

600 North Grand Avenue

Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399

(918) 444-2200

(800) 722-9614

Fax: (918) 458-2342

Contact: Dawn Cain

Director of Admissions
Main Address

600 North Grand Avenue

Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399

(918) 456-5511

Total undergrads: 7,740

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 999

Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,727

Graduate enrollment: 986


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 70%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 64%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Cellular Biology/Histology B
Wildlife Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Native American Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Speech Teacher Education B


Environmental Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology – General B
Industrial Safety B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Facilities Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Vision science B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Developmental/Child Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Geography B
Organizational leadership B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northeastern State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (918) 456-5511
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 600 N Grand, Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,517
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 32%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,540 (34% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,915
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,315
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,016

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northeastern State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northeastern State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 102
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 4128
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 21
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 165
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 131
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Library Science 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 13
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 86025

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northeastern State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,915
Out-of-state $15,315
Books and supplies $1,380

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,101
Out-of-state $10,600

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 778 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 745 89% $7,016
Student loan aid 390 47% $4,997

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,612 69% $7,109
Federal student loans 2,925 44% $6,561

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northeastern State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northeastern State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,529 621 908
Percent admitted 100% 100% 100%
Percent admitted who enrolled 48% 51% 46%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northeastern State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,517
Undergraduate enrollment 6,289
Graduate enrollment 1,228

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northeastern State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
    • Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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