Northern State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,616
2022 Average Net Price
$17,264
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.11%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
78.1%
1,322 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,344
33.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.7%
135 Graduates

About

Northern State University is a higher education institution located in Brown County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Northern State University were Elementary Education & Teaching (34 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (26 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

In 2022, 399 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern State University. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (332 degrees), 20.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northern State University is $7,616, which is $−16,380 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northern State University is $7,616, which is $−16,380 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,264.

In 2022, 41% of undergraduate students attending Northern State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 26% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,616
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northern State University was $7,616. The cost of tuition at Northern State University is $−16,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,264
2022 Value
2.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northern State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,264. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northern State University grew by 2.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,150
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northern State University was of $9,150 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.52% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Northern State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.89% with respect to 2021, when 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.11%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northern State University was 2.11%, which represents 11 out of the 521 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northern State University received 1,322 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 7.57% annual growth. Out of those 1,322 applicants, 1,033 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,344 students enrolled at Northern State University in 2022. 3% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northern State University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,033
Accepted Out of 1,322

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northern State University was 78.1% (1,033 admissions from 1,322 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 7.57%, while admissions grew by 5.3%..

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SAT Scores

3%
Submission Percentage (2022)
8
Scores Submitted (2022)

3% of enrolled first-time students at Northern State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northern State University had a total enrollment of 3,344 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northern State University is 1,116 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,228. This means that 33.4% of students enrolled at Northern State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northern State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 85.5% White, 2.96% Hispanic or Latino, 2.36% Two or More Races, 2.03% Black or African American, 1.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.85% Asian, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northern State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.5%), followed by White Male (33.7%) and Black or African American Male (3.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.7%), followed by White Male (37.3%) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (5.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northern State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,344 students. The full-time enrollment at Northern State University is 1,116 and the part-time enrollment is 2,228. This means that 33.4% of students enrolled at Northern State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northern State University was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Northern State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,859 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    99 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    79 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northern State University is 85.5% White, 2.96% Hispanic or Latino, 2.36% Two or More Races, 2.03% Black or African American, 1.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.85% Asian, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 87 more women than men received degrees from Northern State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northern State University is white (332 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northern State University is Elementary Education & Teaching (34 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (26 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northern State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), and Biology (48 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,730,853 people), Secondary school teachers (592,910 people), Physicians (427,089 people), Education administrators (325,525 people), and Postsecondary teachers (294,219 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), Biology (48 degrees), History (5 degrees), and English (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northern State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), Biology (48 degrees), History (5 degrees), and English (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northern State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,139,528 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (660,528 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (631,541 people), Offices of physicians (238,830 people), and Computer Systems Design (185,951 people).

The most specialized majors at Northern State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees awarded), Education (121 degrees), Biology (48 degrees), History (5 degrees), and English (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northern State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northern State University was Elementary Education & Teaching with 34 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

156
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
243
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Northern State University, which is 0.642 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (243).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Northern State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.9 times more than the 10 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Northern State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 16 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Northern State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northern State University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    332 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    11 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northern State University is white (332 degrees awarded). There were 20.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    200 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northern State University is white female (200 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (132 degrees).

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Operations

Northern State University has an endowment valued at nearly $36.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 65.6k (0.181%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Northern State University had a total salary expenditure of 49.9M. Northern State University employs 37 Assistant professors, 21 Professors and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at Northern State University are Female Assistant professor (19), Male Assistant professor (18), and Male Professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern State University are: Management, with 58 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

Endowment

$36.3M
2022 Endowment
3.42%
decline from 2021

Northern State University has an endowment valued at about $36.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northern State University declined 3.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$21.9M
2022 Salaries
3.76%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northern State University paid a median of $21.9M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($49.9M) and a 3.76% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.48M
Instructional Salaries
90
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northern State University paid a total of $6.48M to 90 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northern State University were Assistant professor with 37 employees, Professor with 21 employees, and Associate professor with 17 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northern State University were Management with 58 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northern State University was Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Male Professor with 14 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northern State University.

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