Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 7,513
Graduate Enrollment: 1,113
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Town: Remote (in urban cluster more than 35 miles from an urbanized area)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 96.28%

Male/Female: 27% / 73% (2017)

First generation college students: 42.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 16.5% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,015
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 920 - 1120

2022 Median Admit ACT: 19
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 16 - 22

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 51.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 27.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 16.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 10.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 52.3%
Black: 31.5%
Hispanic: 6.4%
Asian: 0.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 1.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 4.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.7%
Unknown race: 1.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $23,156
In-State tuition: $8,672
Out-of-State tuition: $19,460

Estimated books and supplies: $1,300 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,929 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $5,190 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,932 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $5,190 (2022)

Average Family Income: $52,905 (2017)
Median Family Income: $30,223 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 37.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 47.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $265 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $13,555
$30k-48k $13,960
$48k-75k $15,610
$75k-110k $18,141
$110k+ $16,117

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 28%
6-year graduation rate: 44%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.8% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,713 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $15,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,840 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 75.4% (2015)
@3 year 73.6% (2017)
@5 year 73.8% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 60.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 62.7% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $41,813 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $46,685 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 30 $23,662 $209 $41,761 ($3,480) $41,958 ($3,497)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 55 $404 $43,576 ($3,631) $47,296 ($3,941)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 18
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 28 $27,962 $291 $42,945 ($3,579) $45,788 ($3,816)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 18
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 5
Master's Degree Education, Other. 7
Associate's Degree Engineering Technology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians. 10 $27,000 $286
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 29 $25,625 $268 $54,723 ($4,560) $62,991 ($5,249)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians. 1
Bachelor's Degree Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. 17 $43,158 $289 $28,773 ($2,398) $31,822 ($2,652)
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 23 $31,000 $284
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8 $47,603 ($3,967)
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 216 $23,735 $205 $31,853 ($2,654) $36,075 ($3,006)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 138 $31,000 $281 $31,916 ($2,660) $43,938 ($3,662)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 78 $26,821 $260 $21,967 ($1,831) $39,127 ($3,261)
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 18 $31,000 $265 $50,976 ($4,248)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 23 $24,000 $237 $24,503 ($2,042) $36,919 ($3,077)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 22 $35,695 ($2,975) $55,184 ($4,599)
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 114 $26,959 $257 $28,568 ($2,381) $37,798 ($3,150)
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 55 $31,000 $286 $26,149 ($2,179) $39,510 ($3,293)
Master's Degree Homeland Security. 11 $36,821 ($3,068)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 45 $28,875 $286 $27,620 ($2,302) $39,137 ($3,261)
Bachelor's Degree History. 18 $36,966 ($3,081)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 26 $22,250 $226 $14,384 ($1,199)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 7 $31,400 ($2,617)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 27 $22,885 $243
Master's Degree Music. 9
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 20 $42,605 $204 $55,359 ($4,613) $54,753 ($4,563)
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 67 $26,797 $228 $58,124 ($4,844) $54,284 ($4,524)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 21 $27,000 $265 $22,609 ($1,884) $43,073 ($3,589)
Associate's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 140 $31,250 $246 $63,721 ($5,310) $62,421 ($5,202)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 203 $25,638 $235 $66,418 ($5,535) $71,773 ($5,981)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 68 $466 $91,010 ($7,584) $102,596 ($8,550)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 20
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 109 $28,750 $286 $34,948 ($2,912) $47,068 ($3,922)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 27 $29,371 $284 $45,327 ($3,777) $38,761 ($3,230)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 27 $20,500 $207 $24,615 ($2,051)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 26 $21,750 $220 $26,802 ($2,234) $27,445 ($2,287)
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 25 $29,000 $277 $44,642 ($3,720) $83,967 ($6,997)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 9
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 15 $397 $46,410 ($3,868) $54,862 ($4,572)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 8
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 17 $46,391 ($3,866)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Special Education and Teaching. 15
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 32 $482 $41,727 ($3,477) $45,414 ($3,785)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $60,480
Full time faculty: 60%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 19.0

School's endowment start of year: $16,383,818 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $20,803,510 (2022)