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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.

Average South Dakota Value
Top 50% South Dakota Quality

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.

State Value Ranking  6 out of 11
Great Value
State Value Score  45.45 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the NSU financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 20% National Value
Average National Quality

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.

National Value Ranking  289 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  80.37 out of 100
Great Value

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-
Lee University $108,320 B+
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-
Guilford College $148,907 F

*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?

$79,196 In-State With Aid
$114,658 Avg Cost No Aid
4.51 Years to Graduate

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
All Students $105,705 #289 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-
All Students $95,116 #6 C
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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