Northeastern State University

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Northeastern State University
Type Public
Established 1851
President Steve Turner[1]
All campus enrollment 9,769[2]
Academic staff
Address 600 N. Grand Ave, Tahlequah, OK 74464, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA
Campus 200 acres (0.81 km2) (Tahlequah)
Colors NSU Green and Silver          
Nickname RiverHawks
Affiliations Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot Rowdy the RiverHawk

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]

History[change | change source]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Northeastern, October 11, 2011" (PDF). The Northeastern. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  2. Enrollment Report Spring 2008.xls "Opening Enrollment Data" Check |url= value (help). NSU. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  3. "General Information". NSU. Retrieved 2008-02-20.