Northeastern State University Overview
Northeastern State University is a public institution located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Tahlequah is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Northeastern State University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at NSU.
- In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
Northeastern State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards NSU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Northeastern State University?
Contact details for NSU are given below.
|Address:||600 N Grand, Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399|
How Do I Get Into NSU?
You can apply to NSU online at: https://offices.nsuok.edu/admissions/Apply.aspx
Admission Requirements for NSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into NSU?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.
Average Test Scores
About 2% of students accepted to NSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 545. Math scores were between 435 and 535.
Can I Afford Northeastern State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NSU, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $5,081 a year. That adds up to $20,324 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at NSU is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Northeastern State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,228 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,341 full-time undergraduates at NSU, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northeastern State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||182|
|Hispanic or Latino||265|
Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at Northeastern State University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 43 countries are represented at NSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.
Online Learning at Northeastern State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at NSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 11th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of NSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northeastern State University was 13.4%. This is the #1,133 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NSU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NSU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Northeastern State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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