NSU international students have $5 million economic impact

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University international students have a $5 million economic impact on the region – the second highest among universities in South Dakota.

That’s according to a report, “South Dakota Benefits from International Students,” released by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The report, which includes figures from the 2015-16 academic year, also found that NSU international students support 27 jobs in the community.

This semester, Northern has 75 degree-seeking students and 98 exchange students from 42 different countries, said NSU Office of International Programs Director Leigh Neys.

“International student numbers at NSU have remained consistent the past few years, so this impact on the community is expected to continue,” Neys said.

“This is another example of how important our students are to the region,” said NSU President Dr. Timothy Downs. “This report is a great depiction of the positive impact Northern and our students have on our economy.”

To view the economic impact report, visit NAFSA online. For more information about international education at NSU, visit the Office of International Programs webpage.

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