Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate Schools

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (referred to as NSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Natchitoches, LA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,126 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,447 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (referred to as NSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Natchitoches, LA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1941 - Current[Estimated Date]).
NSU Directory Information
School NameNorthwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU)
Address175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
Phone318-357-6011
Webhttps://www.nsula.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.nsula.edu/admissions
Financial Infohttps://www.nsula.edu/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,126 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 11,447 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 87 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 53 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$20,402
$9,614 for Louisiana Residents
Student Population1,126
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs87 graduate programs
(53 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $476 for Louisiana residents and $927 for out-of-state students.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers the alternative tuition plans.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana 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 its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)53 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Northwestern State University of Louisiana is $9,614 for Louisiana residents and $20,402 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$5,738$2,749$16,526$2,749
2018-2019$5,738$3,171$16,526$3,171
2019-2020$5,738$3,948$16,526$3,948
2020-2021$5,738$3,876$16,526$3,876
2021-2022$5,738$3,876$16,526$3,876
The graduate school tuition & fees of NSU is average compared to public graduate schools in Louisiana. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Louisiana graduate tuition is $19,282 (public) / $19,658 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Northwestern State University of Louisiana$9,614$20,402
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Louisiana Graduate Schools$12,584$19,368
Public$9,823$19,282
Private$19,658
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,119 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. On-campus living costs are increased by 7.54% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,122. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.12% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,804$3,373$8,895$3,958
2018-2019$9,410$4,040$9,430$4,880
2019-2020$9,569$4,230$9,656$5,130
2020-2021$9,799$4,260$9,795$5,160
2021-2022$9,929$5,190$9,932$5,190
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $476 for Louisiana residents and $927 for other students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Louisiana ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$319$444
2018-2019$319$444
2019-2020$480$931
2020-2021$476$927
2021-2022$476$927

Graduate Programs at NSU

Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers 46 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 339 students have completed their study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
Offered Degrees at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree2117265
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship110
Doctor's degree - other1111
Post Bachelor's Degree161346
Post Master's Degree7417
Total4636339
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Northwestern State University of Louisiana by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist program with 18 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse program with 75 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 11 completers.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers 46 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 339 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 265 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 11 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 46 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 17 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Information Science/Studies0-
Education [+] (11 completers) 126 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction8-
Educational Leadership and Administration24$46,800
Special Education and Teaching14-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services10$40,300
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services11-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching6$42,100
Elementary Education and Teaching13-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching4-
Secondary Education and Teaching15-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)2-
Education (other)9-
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
English Language and Literature8-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] (1 completers) 16 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness16-
Psychology [+] 13 completers-
Clinical Psychology13-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 6 completers-
Homeland Security6-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] (1 completers) 12 completers-
Art/Art Studies6-
Music Performance6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 84 completers-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer9-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse75$90,400
Total265
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching0-
Total0
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Nursing Practice11-
Total11
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (10 completers) 38 completers-
Special Education and Teaching12-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented2-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs2-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1-
Secondary Education and Teaching4-
Reading Teacher Education1-
Computer Teacher Education0-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist16-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Engineering Technology [+] 5 completers-
Quality Control Technology/Technician5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist0-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer1-
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician0-
Business [+] 2 completers-
Project Management2-
Management Information Systems0-
Total46
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 10 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2-
English Language and Literature [+] (1 completers) 0 completers-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing2-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing4-
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing0-
Total17

Graduate Student Population at NSU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,126 students enrolled into Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduate schools where it has total 11,447 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 233 full-time and 893 part-time graduate students. By gender, 207 male and 919 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,126207919
Full-time23378155
Part-tme893129764
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 761 White (67.58%), 272 Black/African American (24.16%), 35 Hispanic (3.11%), 16 Asian (1.42%), and 42 students with other races. 20 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,126207919
American Indian/Native American202
Asian16115
Black/African American27242230
Hispanic35728
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White761140621
Two More14311
Un-Known633
Non-resident Alien20119
Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,002 graduate students (88.99% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 90 graduate students (7.99% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,126
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,002
Enrolled Some Online Courses90
Not in Online Courses34
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. 164 students are aged 20 to 24 (14.56% of total students), 114 students are aged above 50 (10.12%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,126207919
Age 20-211037
Age 22-2415444110
Age 25-2923849189
Age 30-3419426168
Age 35-3916624142
Age 40-4925042208
Age 50-641081791
Over 64624

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