Northern State University Graduate Schools

Northern State University (referred to as NSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Aberdeen, SD. It is classified as Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Northern State University is $6,665 for South Dakota residents and $11,814 for out-of-state students. The school has 442 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,493 including undergraduate students.

Northern State University Graduate School Overview

Northern State University (referred to as NSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Aberdeen, SD. It is classified as Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
Northern State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1940 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Northern State UniversityDirectory Information
School NameNorthern State University (referred to as NSU)
Address1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198
Phone605-626-3011
Webhttps://www.northern.edu
Online Applicationhttps://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm?inst=nsu
Financial Infohttps://www.northern.edu/admission-aid/costs-aid
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Northern State University is $6,665 for South Dakota residents and $11,814 for out-of-state students. The school has 442 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 3,493 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 10 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's. Among them, 4 programs are available online classes.
NSU Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$11,814
$6,665 for South Dakota Residents
Student Population442
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's
Number of Programs10 graduate programs
(4 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Northern State University is $6,665 for South Dakota residents and $11,814 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $370 for South Dakota residents and $656 for out-of-state students. Northern State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
NSU 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
South Dakota Residents$6,665
Out-of-State$11,814
Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota Residents$370
Out-of-State$656
Northern State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On Northern State University campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at NSU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)4 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

Northern State University 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of Northern State University is $6,665 for South Dakota residents and $11,814 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.16% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at Northern State University
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$5,059$2,974$10,710$3,368
2016-2017$7,310$722$13,824$722
2017-2018$7,553$871$14,100$871
2018-2019$5,749$719$10,733$719
2019-2020$5,939$726$11,088$726
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $13,125 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Northern State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 8.21% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,125. Off-campus living costs are increased by 0.57% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at Northern State University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$7,087$3,900$7,100$3,900
2016-2017$7,520$4,000$7,450$4,000
2017-2018$7,844$4,000$7,850$4,000
2018-2019$8,029$4,100$8,950$4,100
2019-2020$8,925$4,200$8,925$4,200
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $370 for South Dakota residents and $656 for other students at Northern State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.14% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour Northern State University
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$335$587
2016-2017$335$606
2017-2018$351$624
2018-2019$359$636
2019-2020$370$656

Graduate Programs at NSU

Northern State University offers 10 graduate programs for Master's, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 48 students have completed their study at Northern State University.
Offered Degrees at Northern State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree8448
Post Bachelor's Degree200
Total10448

Northern State University offers 10 programs through Master's, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 48 students have completed their studies.
  • 48 students have earned/completed Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)0-
Education [+] (6 completers) 33 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction12$39,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)9-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services6$43,400
Music Teacher Education6-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 14 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness14-
Business [+] 1 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Banking and Financial Support Services1-
Total48
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at NSU

For academic year 2019-2020, total 442 students enrolled into Northern State University graduate schools where it has total 3,493 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 50 full-time and 392 part-time students. By gender, 98 male and 344 female students are attending Northern State University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for Northern State University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
Northern State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total44298344
Full-time501931
Part-tme39279313
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Northern State University.
There are 424 White (95.93%), 2 Black/African American (0.45%), 3 Hispanic (0.68%), and 13 students with other races. 6 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Northern State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total44298344
American Indian/Native American321
Asian000
Black/African American211
Hispanic312
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White42491333
Two More101
Un-Known303
Non-resident Alien633
Northern State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 332 graduate students (75.11% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 44 graduate students (9.95% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Northern State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Northern State University
Number of Students
Total442
Enrolled Online Exclusively332
Enrolled Some Online Courses44
Not in Online Courses66
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Northern State University. 61 students are aged 20 to 24 (13.80% of total students), 76 students are aged above 50 (17.19%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Northern State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age at Northern State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total44298344
Age 20-21211
Age 22-24591940
Age 25-29852362
Age 30-34651352
Age 35-3959851
Age 40-49962076
Age 50-64731459
Over 64303

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