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NSU ranked No. 2 in South Dakota for online affordability

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University was ranked second in affordability
among South Dakota colleges and universities offering online programs. 

 

Affordable Colleges Online, a website that provides students with information about affordable higher education options, recently announced the rankings. AC Online identified the colleges and universities in South Dakota with the most affordable online degree programs, focusing specifically on distance learning options from public and private nonprofit institutions with full accreditation. 


The rankings, found at www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/south-dakota/, include the following highlights about NSU’s online program:

 

• Master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees are available online.
• Degrees can be earned in anything from teaching to marketing to gerontology.
• NSU features the biggest guaranteed four-year scholarship in the region, the WolfPACT.


“For-profit schools no longer dominate the distance-learning landscape,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of AC Online, in a news release. “So many of today’s top universities have added full online degree programs to their catalogs, making it much easier for nontraditional students to receive a quality education.”


Schuessler continued, “Offering students great online programs is only half the battle. The colleges on our list offer students quality, flexibility and affordability.”


For information about becoming an NSU online student, contact the Office of Online and Continuing Education at 605-626-2568 or online@northern.edu.