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 Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana - Natchitoches, LA

University Parkway, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002

General information:(318)357-6011
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:9,191(8,080 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
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 $4,009 $4,461 $5,049 -12%
Out-of-state $10,695 $12,203 $13,619 -10%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,709 $7,021 $7,300 -4%
Other $2,868 $2,868 $2,888 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,236 $8,236 $8,326 -1%
Other $3,398 $3,398 $3,435 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,398 $3,398 $3,435 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $14,786 $15,550 $16,437 -6%
Off Campus $16,843 $17,295 $18,010 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,607 $9,059 $9,684 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $21,472 $23,292 $25,007 -8%
Off Campus $23,529 $25,037 $26,580 -4%
Off Campus with Family $15,293 $16,801 $18,254 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,440
In-state fees $1,532
Out-of-state tuition $12,010
Out-of-state fees $1,532
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,220
In-state fee $1,409
Out-of-state tuition $12,790
Out-of-state fees $1,409
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 1,006 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 946 89% $7,254,835 $7,669
Federal grants 536 50% $2,832,947 $5,285
Pell grants 529 50% $2,473,452 $4,676
Other federal grants 430 40% $359,495 $836
State/local government grant or scholarships 760 71% $2,054,210 $2,703
Institutional grants or scholarships 594 56% $2,367,678 $3,986
Student loan aid 584 55% $2,974,025 $5,093
Federal student loans 579 54% $2,923,093 $5,049
Other student loans 13 1% $50,932 $3,918
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 6,023 75% $35,729,462 $5,932
Pell grants 3,262 40% $14,528,621 $4,454
Federal student loans 3,825 47% $27,915,099 $7,298

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 $6,782 $6,950 $7,939
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 $4,835 $5,314 $6,265
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,834 $6,266 $7,054
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,435 $10,450 $10,712
$75,001 - $110,000 $10,684 $11,119 $11,569
$110,001 and more $11,077 $10,391 $11,142

• 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 9,191
Undergraduate enrollment 8,080
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 673
Graduate enrollment 1,111
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 2,756 983 1,773
Percent admitted 82% 83% 82%
Percent admitted who enrolled 83% 44% 45%
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 97 8%
ACT 1075 88%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 435 570
SAT Math 470 560
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 23
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, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 9179
Baseball 35-
Basketball 2719
Football 125-
Soccer -28
Softball -24
Tennis -10
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1941 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1974 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1984 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

04/01/2000 Accredited
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

09/01/1961 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

03/01/1999 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 possession221
Drug law violations31 5
Liquor law violations445
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 315
Liquor law violations 235
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 100
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 314333
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 162510
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 Rate14%
Number in default305
Number in repayment2,174

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00202100

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.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General58----
Category total58----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting15----
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General----1
Business Administration and Management, General8----
Business/Commerce, General----18
Hospitality Administration/Management, General20----
Category total141---19
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism27----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4----
Category total31----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Information Science/Studies13----
Category total13----
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-15---
Biology Teacher Education2----
Business Teacher Education1----
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-11---
Computer Teacher Education---1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-5-0-
Curriculum and Instruction-1---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching94---
Education, General-3---
Education, Other-31---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs---0-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented---7-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---0-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1818--
Elementary Education and Teaching182-12-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education6----
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-8-2-
Mathematics Teacher Education3----
Music Teacher Education13----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching7----
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist---19-
Secondary Education and Teaching011-14-
Social Studies Teacher Education2----
Special Education and Teaching, General-17-3-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-2---
Category total611281858-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician13---8
Industrial Technology/Technician16----
Category total29---8
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General715---
Category total715---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General34----
Category total34----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer360---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse16257--132
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling3----
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant----6
Category total21057--138
History Colleges
History, General16----
Category total16----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science----33
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies54----
Category total54---33
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies165---526
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies19----
Category total184---526
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General4----
Category total4----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis310---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1----
Category total410---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2815---
Category total2815---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General5----
Physical Sciences0----
Physics, General2----
Category total7----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-12---
Psychology, General4----
Category total13212---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work48----
Category total48----
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General1----
Sociology1----
Category total7----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-5---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General13----
Fine/Studio Arts, General17----
Music Performance, General87---
Category total3812---
Grand total172491858724