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Is Northern State University a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. We've assembled this Northern State University veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Northern State University G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on NSU:

How Does NSU Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Northern State University at #838.The school also ranked #11 in our Best for Vets in South Dakota ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how NSU did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 215
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 669
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 762

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at NSU ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Biotechnology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Biotechnology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Banking and Financial Support Services Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Banking and Financial Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 8
Best Banking and Financial Support Services Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 9
Best Ecology Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 18
Best Banking and Financial Support Services Colleges for Veterans 19
Best Finance & Financial Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 22
Best Other Educational Administration & Supervision Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 26

How Many Veterans Go to NSU?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

According to the VA, there are 45 G.I. Bill® students at NSU. The school has a total enrollment of 3,431 students. This means that around 1.31% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at NSU

Northern State University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does NSU Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
NSU might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

If you have specialized military training, NSU may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

NSU Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at NSU.

Complaints to the VA About NSU

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


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