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 Northern State University

Northern State University - Aberdeen, SD

1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198

General information:(605)626-3011
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Master's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:3,205(2,880 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:23 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,063 $6,351 $6,951 -9%
Out-of-state $12,049 $12,867 $8,666 48%
Books and supplies $950 $1,000 $1,200 -17%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $4,874 $5,951 $6,059 -2%
Other $3,300 $3,400 $3,500 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,300 $5,550 $5,650 -2%
Other $3,300 $3,400 $3,500 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,300 $3,400 $3,500 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $15,187 $16,702 $17,710 -6%
Off Campus $15,613 $16,301 $17,301 -6%
Off Campus with Family $10,313 $10,751 $11,651 -9%
Out-of-state
On Campus $21,173 $23,218 $19,425 21%
Off Campus $21,599 $22,817 $19,016 16%
Off Campus with Family $16,299 $17,267 $13,366 31%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,429
In-state fees $3,522
Out-of-state tuition $5,144
Out-of-state fees $3,522
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,158
In-state fee $2,818
Out-of-state tuition $8,801
Out-of-state fees $2,818
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 373 98% --
Grant or scholarship aid 343 90% $1,496,897 $4,364
Federal grants 189 50% $942,175 $4,985
Pell grants 175 46% $680,149 $3,887
Other federal grants 167 44% $262,026 $1,569
State/local government grant or scholarships 57 15% $54,277 $952
Institutional grants or scholarships 246 65% $500,445 $2,034
Student loan aid 287 75% $1,621,699 $5,651
Federal student loans 286 75% $1,566,360 $5,477
Other student loans 10 3% $55,339 $5,534
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,380 51% $6,712,860 $4,864
Pell grants 787 29% $3,156,597 $4,011
Federal student loans 1,277 48% $7,938,660 $6,217

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,172 $10,260 $11,224
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,607 $7,805 $9,134
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,070 $8,656 $9,784
$48,001 - $75,000 $12,043 $12,016 $12,132
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,120 $13,114 $13,429
$110,001 and more $12,596 $12,733 $13,477

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 3,205
Undergraduate enrollment 2,880
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 163
Graduate enrollment 325
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$20

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,134 544 590
Percent admitted 94% 93% 95%
Percent admitted who enrolled 93% 34% 38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 19 5%
ACT 363 90%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 550
SAT Math 460 510
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 17 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 6458
Baseball 38-
Basketball 1422
Football 97-
Golf 10-
Soccer -20
Softball -17
Swimming -19
Tennis -2
Volleyball -18
Wrestling 18-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/18/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/30/1995 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/15/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1918 - 01/01/1934Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1940 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1965 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations21 0
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 210
Liquor law violations 200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 440
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 440
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate10%
Number in default55
Number in repayment545

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00346600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Master's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Bachelor's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General----2
Ecology----1
Category total----15
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting----6
Banking and Financial Support Services10--10
Business Administration and Management, General5---7
Finance, General----4
International Business/Trade/Commerce----2
Management Information Systems, General----5
Marketing/Marketing Management, General----4
Category total60--122
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design1----
Category total1----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Other-0---
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other-0---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-0---
Computer and Information Sciences, Other-0---
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-33--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-7---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-0---
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster-0---
Category total-103--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education----0
Business Teacher Education----1
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--15--
Curriculum and Instruction--22--
Education, General---2-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other-0---
Educational/Instructional Technology-1---
Elementary Education and Teaching---07
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship--0--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education----2
Foreign Language Teacher Education----0
History Teacher Education----0
Mathematics Teacher Education----3
Music Teacher Education----2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching----5
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----1
Secondary Education and Teaching---0-
Secondary School Administration/Principalship--3--
Social Science Teacher Education----0
Special Education and Teaching, General---07
Speech Teacher Education----1
Teacher Assistant/Aide0----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels---0-
Category total0140264
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General----1
Rhetoric and Composition----0
Category total----9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature----0
German Language and Literature----1
Spanish Language and Literature----0
Category total----6
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist----0
Category total----0
History Colleges
History, General----3
Category total----9
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies5---4
Category total5---4
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General----2
Category total----2
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Gerontology01---
Category total01---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General----0
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management----0
Category total----22
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General----0
Category total----2
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General----1
Category total----16
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy----0
Social Work0----
Category total0---0
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General----4
Political Science and Government, General----2
Sociology----2
Category total----49
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General----10
Commercial and Advertising Art1----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General----1
Music, General----1
Category total1---12
Grand total131243272