Northwestern State University

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) is a public university based in Natchitoches, Louisiana. A part of the University of Louisiana system, NSU enrolls approximately 10,000 students, and offers more than 50 degree programs. In addition to its main campus in Natchitoches, NSU operates general campuses in Alexandria and Leesville/Fort Polk, as well as a nursing campus in Shreveport.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana was originally established as the Louisiana State Normal School in 1884. It was the first institution in the state of Louisiana to offer business education and nursing degree programs. It was also among the first colleges to join NASA's Joint Venture Program (JOVE), which gave students the opportunity to work with NASA scientists on the 1996 Space Shuttle Columbia mission. NSU's campus is also home to the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a state-funded residential high school (sophomores through seniors).

NSU is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of both the Association of American Colleges and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Online Degrees at Northwestern State University
Northwestern State University now offers students over 34 accredited online degree programs. Online degrees are available at the associate's and bachelor's level. Online associate's degrees are available in general studies. Online bachelor's degrees are available in criminal justice, liberal arts, organizational leadership, general studies, accounting, business administration, addiction studies, family sciences, child development, science in psychology, radiologic technology, nursing, public administration and allied health.

Online degrees and distance-learning programs at NSU are designed for individuals with busy work schedules that require a college degree that is flexible and accommodating. Online degrees at NSU are also ideal for any student who, for whatever reason, is unable to participate in a campus-based degree program. Online degrees at NSU are asynchronous, as such, students can complete coursework and participate in lectures whenever it's convenient for them. All you need to earn a degree online at NSU is a computer with Internet access.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (318) 357-6011
Address: University Parkway, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Medium ( 8,000+ undergrad, 1,100+ grad )
Award Levels: Associate, Batchelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 2,651
Out-of-State Tuition $ 9,352
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 21 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees AA/AS BS/BA MA/MS
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business Commerce
Hospitality Administration Management
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Information Science Studies
Adult and Continuing Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Teacher Education
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development - Specific Levels and Methods
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology Technician
Industrial Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Health Professions and Related Programs
Radiologic Technology Science - Radiographer
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling
Veterinary Animal Health Technology Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Police Science
Criminal Justice Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
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