Northeastern State University

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Northeastern State University
Established 1851
Type Public
President Steve Turner[1]
All campus enrollment 9,769[2]
Academic staff 325
Location Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA
Campus 200 acres (0.81 km2) (Tahlequah)
Colors NSU Green and Silver            
Nickname RiverHawks
Mascot Rowdy the RiverHawk
Affiliations Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Website www.nsuok.edu

Northeastern State University (NSU) is a public university with its main campus in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States, at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. Tahlequah is also home to the capital of the Cherokee nation of Oklahoma. The university also has two other campuses in Muskogee and Broken Arrow. Northeastern is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Oklahoma as well as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning west of the Mississippi River.[3]

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Although a school was founded on May 7, 1851, as the Cherokee National Female Seminary, it was not until Oklahoma became a state that the school now known as Northeastern State University opened.

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