NSU international students have $3.7 million economic impact

A crowd of business students displays an international flag

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University international students have a $3.7 million economic impact on the region – the fourth 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 also found that NSU international students support 17 jobs in the community. Statewide, 2,064 international students contributed $45.4 million, supporting 320 jobs, according to the NAFSA report.

This semester, Northern has 130 international students from 30 different countries, said Director of the NSU Office of International Programs Leigh Neys.

“International students at NSU provide a host of benefits to the Aberdeen community in addition to their living and education expenditures,” Neys said. “They serve as ambassadors from their home countries and foster intercultural awareness among the population. Whether it is from outreach programming in the community or campus-based activities, you don’t have to go far to get a world-class education.”

For more information about international education at Northern, visit NSU Office of International Programs online.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.