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Is NSU a Good School for the Money?

Above Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$103,891 Avg Total Cost

Northern State University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if NSU is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Top 50% National Quality
Good Price

Northern State University is ranked #371 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Northern State University is priced competitvely when compared to other colleges of similar quality. Based on this information we believe it is a good price for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  371 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  83.44 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

SchoolTotal PriceValue Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $103,891 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from NSU will cost you about $103,891. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $23,294 and a typical 4.46 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$23,294
Average Years to Graduate4.46
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$103,891

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average NSU net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on NSU cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$77,394 In-State With Aid
$113,333 Avg Cost No Aid
4.46 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at NSU.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$113,333#0F
All Students$103,891#371A-
Only Students Receiving Aid$87,813#1,237C-
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$102,915#F
All Students$93,473#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$77,394#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of South Dakota.

About 98% of NSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what NSU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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