Northwestern State University has been ranked the most affordable online college in the country by College Choice. NSU Vice President for Technology Darlene Williams says this is a wonderful accolade. She says about 6,500 students take at least one online class through Northwestern.
“We currently are offering 39 online degree programs through the associates through the doctorate. We have grown tremendously over the years.”
Undergraduate online students at NSU pay $375 per credit hour up to 12 hours and $100 per credit after that. Williams says they have a wide variety of online students.
“We have students spread across the state of Louisiana and in addition to that we have students spread out across the United States and the world who are taking courses.”
Northwestern has Louisiana’s largest online campus. Williams says the quality of education received through online programs is just as educational as in the classroom. She says the affordability of their online classes is very important for their students.
“Many times the students who are taking their courses electronically are the students who are working part-time, working full-time, they might be single parents.”