History

As you enter Northeastern State University’s Tahlequah campus, the paved walkway leading from Muskogee Avenue will take you on a path that embodies the history and heritage of NSU. From the bronze sculpture of Sequoyah, noted 19th century Cherokee diplomat and creator of the Cherokee syllabary, to the clock tower on Seminary Hall that is a symbol of this institution, you will participate in a unique experience. Back in 1846, Northeastern State University was founded as the Cherokee National Female Seminary. This historic link to the Cherokee Nation and Indian Territory make Northeastern the oldest institution of higher learning in Oklahoma. Our history as a state institution began on March 6, 1909, when the Oklahoma legislature purchased the Female Seminary and created Northeastern State Normal School, where the first classes were held on September 14, 1909. A decade later, NSNS transformed into Northeastern State Teacher’s College, offering a four-year curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. The Oklahoma legislature authorized changing the name of NSTC to Northeastern State College in 1939. We became officially known as Northeastern State University in 1985. Today we are Oklahoma’s fourth-largest public four-year institution and one of six regional institutions governed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma board. The university serves a learning hub in northeastern Oklahoma formed by three campuses – the main campus in Tahlequah and branch campuses in Muskogee and Broken Arrow – which together serve nearly 9,000 students annually.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Founded on the rich educational heritage of the Cherokee Nation, the campuses of Northeastern State University provide its diverse communities with lifelong learning through a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional doctoral degree programs. With high expectations for student success, the University provides quality teaching, challenging curricula, research and scholarly activities, immersive learning opportunities, and service to local and professional communities. The institution’s dedicated faculty and staff offer a service-oriented, supportive learning environment where students prepare to achieve professional and personal success in a multicultural and global society. Focused Mission Statement We empower students, faculty, staff and the community to reach their full intellectual and human potential by creating and expanding a culture of learning, discovery, and diversity. Vision Northeastern State University shapes the future of its region as the educational partner of choice, setting a standard of excellence by serving the intellectual, cultural, social and economic needs of the University’s diverse communities. Values Integrity NSU models integrity through ethical and intellectual behaviors and practices by advancing honesty, human dignity, and accountability. Collaboration NSU engages in collaboration through partnerships to create learning opportunities and promote educational and economic success. Creativity NSU advances creativity through exploration, innovation, critical inquiry, and intellectual freedom. Leadership NSU inspires leadership through its commitment to prepare and serve others. Excellence NSU pursues excellence by continually improving individually and as a community. Communication NSU advocates communication through the free flow of information and ideas. Diversity NSU values diversity and empowerment by promoting the rights of individuals and equal access to educational and enrichment experiences, respecting cultural differences, and ensuring equal opportunity.

NSU at a Glance

Enrollment

Opening Enrollment Report for Fall 2015 Degree Programs

  • 54 Undergraduate programs/majors
  • 24 Graduate programs

Opening Enrollment Report for Fall 2015 Student Profile

  • 62.7% Women
  • 37.3% Men
  • 91.9% Oklahoma Residents
  • 6.4% Other United States and territories
  • 50.6% White
  • 19.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 15.7% Two or more races
  • 4.0% African American/Black
  • 1.7% Unknown
  • 4.8% Hispanic
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 1.7% Non-resident alien
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Opening Enrollment Report for Fall 2015 Most Popular Fields of Study

  • Elementary Education
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education

Faculty

  • 51% Women
  • 49% Men
  • 19% Minority
  • 53% With the highest degree in the field

Class Size

  • 84% Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students
  • 97% Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students

Housing

  • 65% New freshman live on campus
  • 18% All undergrads live on campus

-Full-Time Total
Undergraduate 5,001 2,043 7,045 Graduate 477 755 1,231 Total 5,478 2,798 8,276
Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BBA

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The Business Administration major provides a diversified background in the various disciplines necessary for success in the field of business. Students who wish to keep t ... [+]

The Business Administration major provides a diversified background in the various disciplines necessary for success in the field of business. Students who wish to keep their options open and explore the many facets of business should choose a major in Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Administration offers you the most flexibility to choose from courses in all the functional areas of business. With guidance from a faculty advisor, you determine a program that fulfills your individual needs and objectives.

What Can I Do With A Degree In Business Administration?

TYPES OF JOBS

General Management Sales Management Human Resource Management Policy Development Property Management Commercial Banking Management Operations Management Operations Research Analysis: Production Management: Materials Management: Self Employment Industrial Sales Customer Service Commercial Banking Real Estate/Property Management ... [-]
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Bachelor

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The Accounting major is designed for the person who is analytical and seeks a career that can branch into almost any area of business. The two areas of emphasis in this m ... [+]

The Accounting major is designed for the person who is analytical and seeks a career that can branch into almost any area of business. The two areas of emphasis in this major lead graduates toward the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.

A CPA seeks a career in public accounting with careers available in auditing, consulting, or tax preparation. In the State of Oklahoma, prospective CPAs must have 150 hours of academic credit prior to sitting for the examination.

A CMA seeks a career in the corporate sector providing services related to company operations, including the development of financial statements, analysis of costs and operations. An increasing proportion of time is spent on evaluation and analysis of financial information.... [-]

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The Environmental, Health and Safety Management major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for professional careers in a variety of fields including, b ... [+]

The Environmental, Health and Safety Management major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for professional careers in a variety of fields including, but not limited to: federal, state, local, and tribal governments, consulting, industry, and other privately owned companies. Employment opportunities exist in manufacturing, production, health care, insurance, public safety, law enforcement, construction, public and private utilities, communication, and transportation industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates approximately 20% growth in job opportunities in this field over the next ten years.

What is an Environmental, Health and Safety professional? Although it’s often easier to define the role of a lawyer, doctor or teacher; the function an environmental, health and safety professional performs is just as vital to society. Being an environmental, health and safety professional involves protecting America’s workforce, the public and the environment from injury, illness and damage. In this era of technological and scientific advancement, environmental, health and safety management has become one of the most challenging and rewarding career options.... [-]

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The Finance major is divided into two areas of emphasis: The Financial Management Emphasis and the Financial Planning Emphasis. ... [+]

The Finance major is divided into two areas of emphasis: The Financial Management Emphasis and the Financial Planning Emphasis.

Financial Management Emphasis

The Financial Management Emphasis prepares students to perform effectively in a variety of financial management activities. Graduates can pursue careers in small business, corporate financial management, banking, insurance, investment management, real estate, and mortgage companies. Coursework involves the study of financial instruments, financial practices, the structure and functions of financial institutions, the legal and economic context within which financial operations are conducted, investment analysis, portfolio management, business forecasting, and economic analysis.... [-]

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When people hear the word marketing, they automatically think of advertising and sales, but marketing is much more than that. Marketing starts with you. You're the consum ... [+]

When people hear the word marketing, they automatically think of advertising and sales, but marketing is much more than that. Marketing starts with you. You're the consumer, and you have wants and needs. Marketing searches out consumer wants and needs in order to develop products that meet those needs. Then, and only then, do advertising and selling enter the picture, and that for the purpose of informing you, the consumer, about the product or service that can meet your needs or satisfy your wants.

And there's more. Business-to-business marketing can operate on a grand scale. A B2B marketer may help provide paper clips to an office supply store, jetliners to an airline or a power plant to a nation.... [-]

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Offered as a Bachelor of Business Administration or as a Bachelor of Technology, Supply Chain Management prepares you for a dynamic position in a rapidly changing global ... [+]

Offered as a Bachelor of Business Administration or as a Bachelor of Technology, Supply Chain Management prepares you for a dynamic position in a rapidly changing global economy.

With responsibilities ranging from buying raw materials to distributing finished products, supply chain managers need to control costs and increase quality while making sure what they do is profitable. And they need to be able to work with all kinds of different departments in an organization as well as with different organizations on the outside.

Many organizations are just now learning how critical good supply chain management is and they're scrambling to find trained professionals to oversee what is increasingly becoming an important part of business.... [-]

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All Early Childhood Education majors must complete the 4 x 12 requirements. Students will complete 12 hours in 4 areas: Communication Arts, Social Sciences, Math, and S ... [+]

Smart Choice is a model program developed by Northeastern State University. The unique blended-color logo and the Smart Choice slogan represent a commitment on the part of NSU and participating two-year colleges to help students make a seamless transition from earning an associate’s degree to attaining a four-year degree in the program of their choice.

Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education must meet the following requirements: Student will have completed a minimum 45 hours and have a 2.75 overall Grade Point Average; ALL potential teacher education majors must show verification that they have taken, or are registered to take, the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET) when they begin classes in NSU’s Professional Education sequence. Students may complete either an Associate of Science or Arts Degree. Within their Associate’s degree, students should complete the required prerequisites for their major.... [-]

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