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Honoring the past, embracing the present, envisioning the future
Founded in 1851 as the original Cherokee National Female Seminary, Northeastern State University has evolved into Oklahoma's leading comprehensive regional university and the fourth largest university in the state. With campuses in Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, and Muskogee, NSU provides undergraduate and graduate learning for bachelors and masters degree programs, and a doctoral degree in Optometry. NSU was recently named 'Best Regional University' by Oklahoma Living Magazine readers. Northeastern State University is a blend of the old and the new, where rich history meets modern technology. Tahlequah was rated as one of America's top small cities and is the historic capital of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
GATHER HERE. GO FAR.
NSU's five colleges provide a diverse and dynamic academic setting for students and faculty on three campuses located in Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, and Muskogee. The College of Optometry is recognized as one of the nation's leading institutions in the education of optometric physicians while two of the past three Oklahoma's State Teacher of the Year awardees have been NSU graduates. The Office of Student Financial Aid is dedicated to informing and educating our students of their options regarding student aid to help provide students with the opportunity to reach their educational goals. The Student Success Specialists of the FYE program assist freshmen to successfully transition into the academic and social culture of NSU. The Office of Student Affairs sponsors and coordinates events, programs, and services that help prepare students to accomplish personal and professional career goals.
|Total Undergraduate Students||8,116|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||2,316||29%|
|African American / Black||455||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||<1%|
|Two or More Races||0||<1%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||16||<1%|
|Where do NSU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||6%|
|How old are NSU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||40%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT|
|Composite||18 - 23|
|Math||16 - 22|
|English||16 - 23|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||46%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||77%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||84%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.23|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||90%|
Cost of Attendance for 2012-2013 will be available July 2012.
The cost to attend Northeastern State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||82%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||96%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||287|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||47%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||19%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||74%|
61% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
19% of all undergraduates live on campus
The Department of Public Safety at NSU is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Officers are certified by the State of Oklahoma as Peace Officers and can exercise the same powers as any State Peace Officer. Crime prevention programs include 24 hour preventative patrol and staff in residence halls, burglar alarms, escort service, and crime prevention seminars. The department officers are members of the university Emergency Response Team, and deal with many public safety issues.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Northeastern State University in 2010-11|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2010-11|
First-time students in Fall 2010 that returned for their second year: 65%
Northeastern State University has implementing use of the ETS - Proficiency Profile. The test is not being administered to either Freshmen or Seniors.