Northwestern State University of Louisiana

University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
Northwestern State University of Louisiana (aka NSU, NSULA, Northwestern or NwSU) is a public education institution that resides in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Programs offered at NSU include associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in 33 subject areas and 66 concentrations. The school has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has specialized accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Dual credit, distance learning and study abroad programs are offered at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Life experience and Advanced Placement (AP) can be used as credit towards a degree.

With almost 9,200 full-time students on its central campus it is the 8th largest institution of higher education in Louisiana.


General Information

Main Phone: (318) 357 -6011 Website: www.nsula.edu/
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 439
School Type: Public- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Medium (5,000 - 10,000 students) Undergraduates: 8,092
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 1,119
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 82%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 20


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 435 570
SAT Math 470 560
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 23

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 2,756
Accepted 2,270
Acceptance Rate 82%
Enrolled 1,222

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 66% Full-time 34% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 21% Full-time 79% Part-time
Student Gender 31% Men 69% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

60% White 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
27% Black or African American 2% Multiracial
3% Hispanic/Latino 1% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 6% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 47% $ 7,298
Local Grant 40% $4,454
Institutional Grant 56% $ 3,986
Student Loans 55% $ 5,093

Majors & Degrees


Communication and Journalism

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 27 - -

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 4 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Information Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Science Studies - - 13 - -

Education

Special Education and Teaching

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Special Education and Teaching - - - 17 -

Student Counseling

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
School Counseling and Guidance Services - - - 5 -
College Student Counseling - - - 11 -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - - 3 -

Curriculum and Instruction

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - - - 1 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Music Teacher Education - - 13 - -
Mathematics Teacher Education - - 3 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 7 - -
English Teacher Education - - 6 - -
Social Studies Teacher Education - - 2 - -
Biology Teacher Education - - 2 - -
Business Teacher Education - - 1 - -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education - - - 31 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 0 - -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 0 2 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 0 11 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 0 8 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 9 4 -
Adult and Continuing Education - - 9 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 18 15 -
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - 18 2 -

Educational Administration and Supervision

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - 18 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 0 - -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 0 2 -
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 0 11 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 0 8 -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching - - 9 4 -
Adult and Continuing Education - - 9 15 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 18 15 -
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - 18 2 -

Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields

Electrical Engineering Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician - 8 13 - -

Industrial Production Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Industrial Technology Technician - - 16 - -

Electrical Engineering Technologies Technicians

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician - 8 13 - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Studies - 526 - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - 526 19 - -
General Studies - 526 165 - -

Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences - - 34 - -

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Studies - 526 - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies - 526 19 - -
General Studies - 526 165 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 7 15 -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 4 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 58 - -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 28 15 -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Historic Preservation and Conservation

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis - - 3 10 -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies - - 1 - -

Historic Preservation and Conservation

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis - - 3 10 -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Safety Studies - - 54 - -
Criminal Justice Police Science - 33 54 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 128 - -

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Psychology - - - 12 -

Physical Sciences

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 2 - -

Physical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physical Sciences - - 0 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 5 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 128 - -

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Clinical Psychology - - - 12 -

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminal Justice Safety Studies - - 54 - -
Criminal Justice Police Science - 33 54 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 48 - -

Social Sciences

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 2 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 3 - -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Radiologic Technology Science - Radiographer - - 36 0 -

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Veterinary Animal Health Technology Technician and Veterinary Assistant - 6 - - -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling - - 9 - -

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Radiologic Technology Science - Radiographer - - 36 0 -

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Veterinary Animal Health Technology Technician and Veterinary Assistant - 6 - - -

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling - - 9 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Business Operations Support and Assistant Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science - 1 - - -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce - 18 - - -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management - - 98 - -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 15 - -

Hospitality Administration Management

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Hospitality Administration Management - - 20 - -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 16 - -

Sports & Athletics

Yes No
Football
Basketball
Baseball
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