Northeastern State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Tahlequah, OK


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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 7,349, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 99%. The university offers 69 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 36%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $5,913, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $14,313.

Admissions Breakdown

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.

Acceptance Rate Insight

99% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required


SAT 25th-75th Percentile 955-1125

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-24

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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Students Enrolled


Online Student Enrollment


Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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




American Indian/Alaska Native


Two or more races






Non-U.S. Citizen






Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

56% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs


Online Programs


Total Online Enrollment


Student Location Breakout

86% 14%

Percent of Programs Online

59% On-campus

41% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates 75% online

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 28% online

Graduate Certificate 88% online

Master's 47% online

Doctorate Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $5,913 $14,313
Graduate $4,500 $9,999

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,380
On-campus room and board $7,990
On-campus other expenses $2,256
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,108
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,602
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,058

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $17,539 $25,939
Off-campus without family $21,003 $29,403
Off-campus with family $11,351 $19,751

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,076
State Grant Aid $4,391
Institution Grant Aid $4,989
Pell Grant Aid $4,429

Financial Outlook


Average salary 6 years after starting school


Average student debt after graduation


Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.