Northern State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - ExcellentSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Northern State University is a small four-year, public school with 3,450 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1901 and is one of the 2 colleges located in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
54
Fair
Northern State University will give you the option to earn a several-month certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Northern State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 54 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Business, Management, Accounting and Finance, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
67%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Northern State University is relatively low at 67% (close to South Dakota average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
18 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Northern State University is below average - 54%. Nearly 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Northern State University is reasonably decent: 18:1. Find out more information regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$10,600
Medium
Average tuition costs are low, about $6,300 per year. The additional fees at Northern State University beyond tuition are about $4,300; this totals $10,600 a year.

Read the details about Northern State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
72%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 1,314 applications were submitted and 947 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

The college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Northern State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,200
Low
Northern State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Northern State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Northern State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 900 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low: approximately $3,200 per academic year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Northern State University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Northern State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Northern State University, 1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198, USA
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