Northern State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

1200 South Jay Street

Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198

(605) 626-2544

(800) 678-5330

Fax: (605) 626-2587



Contact: Allan Vogel

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1200 South Jay Street

Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198

(605) 626-3011

www.northern.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,412

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 400

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,946

Graduate enrollment: 515

Setting

Urban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 92%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Ecology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Banking/Financial Services B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics A
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Office Clerical Services A,B

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology C

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

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

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Audiology/Hearing Sciences B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics 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.

Northern State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(605) 626-3011
Website:www.northern.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm?inst=nsu
Address:1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,587
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,018 (28% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,887
Out-of-state Tuition:$10,800
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,620

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Northern State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences112
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1271
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education4135
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts123
Grand total97428

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Northern State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1151
Education3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Grand total1264

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northern 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,887
Out-of-state$10,800
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,032
Out-of-state$14,546

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid26696%
Grant or scholarship aid23585%$4,620
Student loan aid18868%$6,509

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,16739%$5,103
Federal student loans1,02434%$6,423

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northern 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 Northern State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,010465545
Percent admitted100%79%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%30%33%

Admissions Considerations

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

Northern State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,587
Undergraduate enrollment3,075
Graduate enrollment512

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

Northern State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • 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

*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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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