Aberdeen, home of NSU, among top cities for millennials

City of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Aberdeen, S.D., home of Northern State University, has been recognized among the top 11 cities in the nation for millennial home buyers.

Aberdeen ranked No. 2 on this list, compiled by mortgage data firm Ellie Mae. More than half of homebuyers in Aberdeen, or 56 percent, are millennials. Joining Aberdeen on the list, which was publicized nationwide, are other smaller cities, including Dickinson and Williston in North Dakota. Affordability and increased job availability are believed to be factors.

An article featured on the USA Today website also points out that Aberdeen is a three-hour drive to the larger cities of Sioux Falls and Fargo, N.D. – and also that it is the home of Northern State University.

NSU has seen its own growth recently, with record student retention; increasing headcount enrollment; and nearly $75 million in building projects, including three new residence halls and the Regional Science Education Center.

“This ranking is exciting news for Aberdeen and for Northern State,” said NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs. “We’re thrilled that more and more young people are recognizing both our community and our university as a place they want to live, learn and succeed.”

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions