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Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota


Northern State University

Public 4 Year

About Northern State University

Northern State University (NSU) is a four-year public university located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. NSU is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents and offers 38 majors and 42 minors, as well as six associate, eight pre-professional and nine graduate degrees.


Located in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD, 57401-7198, Brown County

Northern State University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2021 Best Colleges in America

#1292 of 6828

2021 Best Colleges in South dakota

#8 of 29

2021 Best Public Colleges in South dakota

#5 of 12

Most Popular Majors

Out of 16 majors categories at Northern State University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Northern State University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni