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Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota

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Overview

Student Population
3,493
Northern State University overview
Location Aberdeen, South Dakota
Online northern.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Northern State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Northern State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 1,068 prospective students applied, and 941 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 339 enrolled in the school.  1,383 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,110 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,299 plus fees of $1,198. NSU is ranked 871 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes

NSU is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Northern State University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 930/1200
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.14
Applications Accepted
88.1% 
Northern State University overview
Applications Due Jun 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Dakota Resident Tuition
$7,299
In State Costs for Northern State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,198
Room and Board $8,029
Budget for Other Expenses$4,100
Total One Year Cost$21,826
Out of State Resident Tuition
$10,272
Out of State Costs for Northern State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,198
Room and Board $8,029
Budget for Other Expenses$4,100
Total One Year Cost$24,799

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northern State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 35%
Education 20%
Social Sciences 13%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%
Biology 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219259 IPEDS survey data for Northern State University.

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