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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate School Report

If you want to know more about Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate School, such as what degree programs it offers, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Click on any of the following links to jump to that section on this page.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate School Rankings

#726 Master's Degree School in U.S.

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

1,075 Graduate Students
81.0% Women
27.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Northwestern State University of Louisiana was the school of choice for 1,075 graduate students in the last year for which we have data. Since diversity is such an important part of the grad school experience, College Factual looked deeper at the demographics of these students. Here is what we found.

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.

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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.

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NSU Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$9,686 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
$33,212 Avg Student Debt (Master's)
At Northwestern State University of Louisiana the average per-credit tuition rate is $931 for out-of state students. In-state students can expect to pay an average of $480.

The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $5,738 $16,526
Fees $3,948 $3,948

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.

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Average Salary of NSU Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$54,900 Avg Salary (Master's)

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.

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Location of Northwestern State University of Louisiana Graduate School

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a public institution situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Natchitoches is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

Get more details about the location of Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

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Contact details for NSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 175 Sam Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
Phone: 318-357-6011
Website: www.nsula.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NorthwesternState
Twitter: http://twitter.com/nsula

Online Learning for NSU Grad Students

94.8% Took At Least One Online Class
83.3% Took All Classes Online

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.

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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
Educational Administration 15
Fine & Studio Arts 3
General English Literature 8
Health & Physical Education 22
Homeland Security 11
Music 9
Nursing 68
Other Education 7
Special Education 17
Student Counseling 32
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
Nursing 7

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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