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Northeastern State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Tahlequah, OK

$6,000

Avg in-state tuition

$14,640

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Northeastern State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Northeastern State University is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,523, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 99%. The university offers 60 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 39%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,000, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $14,640.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

99% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

61% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

39% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 878-1085

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

78%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

50%

American Indian/Alaska Native

21%

Two or more races

13%

Hispanic

6%

Black

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

53% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

90

Total Online Enrollment

5,499

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

14% On-campus

86% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 100% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 88% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 93% online

Master's Check Bold 76% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,000 $14,640
Graduate $4,581 $10,242

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,250
On-campus room and board $8,120
On-campus other expenses $2,640
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,792
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,820
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,704

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $18,010 $26,650
Off-campus without family $21,862 $30,502
Off-campus with family $10,954 $19,594

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

80%

State Grant Aid

34%

Institution Grant Aid

55%

Pell Grant

53%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,048
State Grant Aid $4,815
Institution Grant Aid $4,831
Pell Grant Aid $4,711

Financial Outlook

$17k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division II with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC