Northeastern State University
600 N Grand
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399
(918) 444-2200
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Northeastern State University is a public four-year institution located in Tahlequah, Okla. Originally founded in 1851 as the Cherokee National Female Seminary, the school was purchased by the state in 1909. NSU is the oldest institution of higher learning in Oklahoma and one of the oldest in the region. Today, the school serves more than 9,000 area residents. Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs are available in a wide variety of areas. Additional campuses are also located in Muskogee and Broken Arrow.

Programs Offered

Students with a number of different interests and career goals are likely to find a major that suits them at Northeastern State University. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, accounting, art, communications, criminal justice, education, finance, health care administration, management, music, psychology, speech-language pathology, and supply chain management, among others. Professional, pre-health, and optometry programs are also available. Those looking for online options can enroll in distance learning classes through the College of Extended Learning. These include programs in criminal justice, health care administration, and human and family services.


Northeastern State University was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools from 1922 to 1934. The school was then reaccredited in 1949. Programs in dietetics, optometry, speech-language pathology, music, and teacher education have also received specialized accreditation.


Prospective students interested in attending Northeastern State University can submit their application via the school’s website or mail a paper copy to the school. Undergraduate students will be required to pay a $25 application fee at the time of submission. Also, official high school transcripts and ACT scores are required for first-time freshman and transfer students with less than 24 credit hours of college course work. In 2011, 54% of applicants were admitted and 69% of those students enrolled. For more information about the admissions requirements and process for transfer or graduate students, please visit NSU’s website or contact the admissions office directly.

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