Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate School Report
- Student Debt
- Average Salary
- Online Learning
- Master’s Degree Programs
- Doctorate Degree Programs
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate School Rankings
Each year, College Factual releases its Best Quality Schools ranking to identify graduate schools that offer a great educational experience and provide excellent student outcomes. Factors that go into these rankings include how much money students make after graduation, the number of FTE students per instructor, and how much debt students take on to attend the school.
Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking
In College Factual's 2021 ranking of the Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S., Northwestern State University of Louisiana landed the #726 spot out of the 782 schools analyzed for this list.
NSU also ranked #9 for Best Master's Degree Schools in Louisiana.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate Student Diversity
NSU Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio
The total graduate student population at NSU is made up of 81.0% women and 19.0% men. Note that these percentages may differ for certain degree programs.
NSU Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Racial-ethnic minorities* make up 27.0% of the graduate student population at NSU. NSU is popular with people from outside the United States, too. International students make up 1.7% of the graduate student population. The chart below shows the breakdown of graduate student demographics at the school. You can click on it for a more detailed view.
NSU Graduate School Cost of Attendance
The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.
NSU Grad School Student Debt
Potential NSU graduate students might be more interested in knowing what the average student debt at the school is. It's not that hard to take out student loans, but it can be hard paying them back even if you do so over a 10-year period.
Master’s Degree Debt
After receiving a master's degree from NSU, graduates have accumulated an average of $33,212 in student debt. That's 23% lower than the national average of $43,194. If you're repaying the loan over a 10-year period, the average monthly payment for that amount is $387.
Average Salary of NSU Grads with Master’s or Doctorate
Master’s Degree Average Earnings
The average starting salary for graduate students who earn their master's degree at NSU is $54,900. When comparing to other master's degree holders, that's on the low side. It's about 3% lower than the national average of $56,398.
Location of Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate School
Contact details for NSU are given below.
|Address:||175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002|
Online Learning for NSU Grad Students
In 2018-2019, 94.8% of the graduate students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana took at least one class online. Roughly 83.3% of all grad students took courses exclusively online.
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Master’s Degree Programs
The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2018-2019.
|Master’s Degree Program||Annual Graduates|
|Allied Health Professions||4|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||3|
|Curriculum & Instruction||9|
|Fine & Studio Arts||3|
|General English Literature||8|
|Health & Physical Education||22|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||55|
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Doctorate Degree Programs
Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2018-2019 are shown here.
|Doctorate Degree Program||Annual Graduates|
Notes and References
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- National Center for Education Statistics
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
- Image Credit: By Fitzed under License
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