Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,538
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 440 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

71%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Northeastern Illinois University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,203 applications and 4,405 students were granted admission. Northeastern Illinois University is at the #69 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 100% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 1% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT820 to 930
ACT16 to 20

Application Fee

$30
Undergrad students
$30
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Northeastern Illinois University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,752 and in-state students paid $8,376.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$15,432
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$8,376
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$16,752
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 72% of Northeastern Illinois University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 58% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,715 (which is 6.4% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Northeastern Illinois University in 2016-2017, was 108, which is 15% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,826 (which is 9% below the national average.)

$4,715
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$4,826
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
72%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Northeastern Illinois University has enrolled a total of 9,538 students (4,674 students full-time and 4,864 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,538 students, 1,273 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 7,665 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,873 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 160 students for distance studies.

9,538
Total Enrollment
1,273
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 35%

Hispanic: 34%

Black/African American: 10%

Asian: 9%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Northeastern Illinois University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 29% 384
Education 16% 204
Social Sciences 5% 61
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 45
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 37
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 34
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2% 32
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 29
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 22

Graduation & Dropout Rates

24%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Northeastern Illinois University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

10%
Still enrolled
27%
Dropout rate
40%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$31,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Northeastern Illinois University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,100. Last year, out of the total 2,485 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,162 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,602 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,212 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,100 $36,700
Employment Rate 87% 85%
Total Graduates 2,485 2,602

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Northeastern Illinois University.

Chicago State University
18.9 mile away
Lake Michigan College
68.5 mile away