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 Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL

5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699

General information:(773)583-4050
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:11,580(9,421 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:15 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,082 $7,492 $7,879 -5%
Out-of-state $12,962 $13,732 $14,479 -5%
Books and supplies $1,440 $1,560 $1,680 -7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,820 $8,820 $8,910 -1%
Other $5,742 $6,696 $6,840 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $7,416 $11,007 $11,340 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $8,522 $9,052 $9,559 0%
Off Campus $23,084 $24,568 $25,309 -4%
Off Campus with Family $15,938 $20,059 $20,899 0%
On Campus $14,402 $15,292 $16,159 -6%
Off Campus $28,964 $30,808 $31,909 -3%
Off Campus with Family $21,818 $26,299 $27,499 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,000
In-state fees $1,279
Out-of-state tuition $12,000
Out-of-state fees $1,279
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,950
In-state fee $959
Out-of-state tuition $9,900
Out-of-state fees $959
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 760 78% --
Grant or scholarship aid 645 66% $5,170,177 $8,016
Federal grants 613 63% $3,140,502 $5,123
Pell grants 613 63% $2,844,636 $4,641
Other federal grants 403 41% $295,866 $734
State/local government grant or scholarships 553 57% $1,824,033 $3,298
Institutional grants or scholarships 67 7% $205,642 $3,069
Student loan aid 184 19% $819,778 $4,455
Federal student loans 180 18% $783,278 $4,352
Other student loans 6 1% $36,500 $6,083
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,849 51% $29,903,889 $6,167
Pell grants 4,466 47% $18,142,168 $4,062
Federal student loans 2,882 30% $19,729,265 $6,846


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $10,023 $10,318 $13,373
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $11,957 $11,980 $15,065
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,727 $12,522 $15,859
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,221 $15,068 $17,919
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,603 $17,514 $16,743
$110,001 and more $16,879 $17,187 $15,871

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,580
Undergraduate enrollment 9,421
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,385
Graduate enrollment 2,159

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,118 2,143 2,975
Percent admitted 64% 61% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 61% 21% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 0 0%
ACT 901 95%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 17 21
ACT English 15 22
ACT Math 16 21
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 37 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission09/05/1998 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1961 Accredited


National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

01/01/2010 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

07/01/2009 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

09/01/1966 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations30 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 011
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate10.1%
Number in default106
Number in repayment1,042

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00169300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other30
Latin American Studies-0
Women's Studies0-
Category total1243
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General00
Category total756
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General00
Business/Commerce, General5-
Finance, General0-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0-
Category total34234
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication and Media Studies, Other00
Category total9912
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science00
Category total5016
Education Colleges
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-0
Curriculum and Instruction-0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0-
Reading Teacher Education-0
Special Education and Teaching, General00
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0
Category total239305
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General00
Category total5212
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature4-
Category total4121
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling0-
Category total17-
History Colleges
History, General40
Category total664
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies7-
Category total102-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0-
Category total179-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General10
Category total2420
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Category total-3
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies0-
Category total17-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-0
Category total-6
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total12-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General00
Geology/Earth Science, General00
Physics, General0-
Category total227
Psychology Colleges
Family Psychology-0
Psychology, General4-
Category total914
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other60
Social Work0-
Category total9412
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General2-
Political Science and Government, General20
Social Sciences, General0-
Social Sciences, Other-0
Category total15614
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0-
Music, General00
Category total438
Grand total400