Is NSU a Good School for the Money?
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.
Within South Dakota, NSU Offers Average Quality for a Fair Price.
Northern State University is ranked #5 out of #11 in South Dakota for quality and #6 out of #11 for South Dakota value.
This makes it average quality for a fair price in the state.
Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the NSU financial aid page to be sure.
Above Average Value Nationwide
Northern State University is ranked #289 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.
Compared to other schools of similar quality, Northern State University is priced well for the kind of quality provided and is thus a good value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|The University of Tennessee - Martin||$86,578||A|
|Columbia International University||$95,528||A|
|Arkansas State University - Main Campus||$100,142||A-|
|Northern State University||$105,705||A-|
|The University of West Florida||$115,112||B|
|Clarion University of Pennsylvania||$118,155||B|
|Wichita State University||$137,085||D|
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette||$143,236||D-|
|William Paterson University of New Jersey||$143,976||D-|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
We're Looking at a Total Cost of $105,705 for a NSU Degree
The NSU time to graduate is about 4.51 years and will cost an estimated $23,438 per year. This brings the total cost to 105,705.
|Average Yearly Cost||$23,438|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.51|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$105,705|
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?
The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.
Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at NSU.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$114,658||#141||A|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$89,785||#220||A|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$104,068||#4||B-|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$79,196||#6||C|
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of South Dakota.
About 97% of NSU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what NSU financial aid you may qualify for.
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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