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Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

NSULA says, 'The core encompasses the knowledge and abilities that Northwestern believes are essential to college graduates. Its requirements are designed to improve students' writing and speaking, to develop an appreciation and knowledge of the arts and humanities, to equip students with mathematical skills at the level of college algebra and above, and to strengthen students' understanding of biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences.' [Source]

Website: http://www.nsula.edu/

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9,994
Undergraduate
Enrollment
29%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$7,922
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$18,710
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
Curriculum last evaluated: 7/8/2019

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.