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Northwestern State University

Natchitoches, LA


Northwestern State University was established in 1884 as Louisiana’s Normal School, dedicated to the training of teachers. Its location in historic Natchitoches is the oldest continually occupied site for higher education in Louisiana. Over the years, the curriculum and degree offerings expanded to include a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees until the school was renamed Northwestern State University in 1970. Northwestern State has instructional sites in Shreveport, Alexandria, Marksville, Leesville/Fort Polk, and Barksdale Air Force Base. NSU is a pioneer in online learning and its global campus, eNSU, currently offers 39 degree programs and a number of post- baccalaureate certification programs online.

Why Choose This University?


Quality: Northwestern maintains the highest standards for online degree programs. Courses are interactive, engaging, and designed to optimize every level of learning.
Flexibility and Convenience: With fully accredited online degree programs and a full array of support services, no student with a desire for an education should feel bound by place or time.
Affordable Tuition: Northwestern State University is not only a great choice for adults, but NSU’s online programs have been ranked among some of the most affordable in the country.
Adult & Military Friendly Programs: Northwestern State University has a distinguished tradition of receiving state and national recognition. In 2018, NSU was recognized as one of the best online colleges in Louisiana by Bestcolleges.com and ranked as a Top Online Education Program by U.S. News & World Report. NSU is designated by CAEL as an Adult Friendly Learning Institution and received national recognition for its Adult Learner Program from the Lumina Foundation. NSU is designated as a “Governor’s Military and Veteran Friendly Campus” and also named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine and Military Advanced Education for 2018.
Accreditation: Northwestern is a respected state university that is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. It is a member in good standing of the Association of American Colleges and of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Contact Information


175 Sam Sibley Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71497

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