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 Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University - Dekalb, IL

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828

General information:(800)892-3050
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:22,990(17,306 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
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 $10,666 $11,676 $12,422 -6%
Out-of-state $18,410 $20,156 $21,480 -6%
Books and supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,944 $9,750 $10,306 -5%
Other $2,252 $2,364 $3,232 -27%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,112 $8,790 $9,346 -6%
Other $2,252 $2,364 $3,232 -37%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,252 $2,364 $3,232 -27%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $23,262 $25,190 $27,360 -7%
Off Campus $22,430 $24,230 $26,400 -8%
Off Campus with Family $14,318 $15,440 $17,054 -12%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,006 $33,670 $36,418 -8%
Off Campus $30,174 $32,710 $35,458 -9%
Off Campus with Family $22,062 $23,920 $26,112 -12%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,605
In-state fees $3,376
Out-of-state tuition $16,981
Out-of-state fees $3,376
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 $7,690
In-state fee $3,345
Out-of-state tuition $15,379
Out-of-state fees $3,345
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 2,347 88% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,833 69% $16,119,274 $8,794
Federal grants 1,336 50% $6,577,096 $4,923
Pell grants 1,336 50% $5,663,040 $4,239
Other federal grants 990 37% $914,056 $923
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,266 48% $5,052,332 $3,991
Institutional grants or scholarships 957 36% $4,489,846 $4,692
Student loan aid 2,040 77% $13,747,997 $6,739
Federal student loans 2,033 76% $12,180,964 $5,992
Other student loans 144 5% $1,567,033 $10,882
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 9,772 55% $75,617,498 $7,738
Pell grants 7,239 40% $30,520,766 $4,216
Federal student loans 11,880 66% $85,224,970 $7,174

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

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.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,357 $14,393 $16,568
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 $10,748 $12,278 $14,429
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,063 $13,881 $15,725
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,409 $18,979 $19,095
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,657 $22,224 $23,249
$110,001 and more $20,728 $22,617 $24,111

• 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• 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 22,990
Undergraduate enrollment 17,306
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,134
Graduate enrollment 5,684
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 17,586 7,957 9,629
Percent admitted 53% 54% 51%
Percent admitted who enrolled 54% 17% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
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
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 80 3%
ACT 2490 96%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 445 550
SAT Math 470 580
SAT Writing 430 530
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 25
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, 54 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined -96
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1721
Football 111-
Golf 129
Gymnastics -23
Soccer 2726
Softball -21
Tennis 98
Volleyball -19
Wrestling 35-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/19/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/14/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/19/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/29/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/12/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/29/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission11/15/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/23/1999 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/15/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/16/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission03/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission04/29/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission11/21/2011 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission08/28/2006 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/16/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/11/2001 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1915 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

12/01/1961 Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

01/31/2003 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1978 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

03/12/1982 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/01/1972 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

10/30/2009 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

10/22/1973 - 01/08/2003Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

01/08/2003 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

10/22/1973 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/20/2002 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

05/31/1997 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

09/01/1969 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

09/01/1980 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1981 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

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession042
Drug law violations4660 39
Liquor law violations584616
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 012
Drug law violations 223224
Liquor law violations 201112
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 854
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 220
Aggravated assault 1221
Burglary 71122
Motor vehicle theft 200
Arson 102
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 744
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 811
Burglary 7822
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 102
• (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.4%
Number in default337
Number in repayment4,496

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00173700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General115183--
Category total115183--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting172114---
Business Administration and Management, General160189---
Finance, General110----
Management Information Systems, General-33---
Management Science74----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General142----
Operations Management and Supervision76----
Taxation-24---
Category total734360---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism1----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric822---
Category total33922---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science289---
Category total6989---
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-3218--
Art Teacher Education185---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-263--
Curriculum and Instruction-5713--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3712---
Education, General-2---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-11---
Educational Evaluation and Research-2---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-69439-
Educational/Instructional Technology-3210--
Elementary Education and Teaching17073---
Health Teacher Education18----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching7132---
Reading Teacher Education-105---
Special Education and Teaching, General5742---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-34---
Category total3715344839-
Engineering Colleges
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3027---
Industrial Engineering1433---
Mechanical Engineering6730---
Category total11190---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technology, General63----
Engineering/Industrial Management-28---
Category total6328---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General1263--
Category total141263--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General29----
Human Development and Family Studies, General120---
Category total16020---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature72---
German Language and Literature3----
Russian Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature26---
Category total448---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist----7
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist29----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General4230---
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling1----
Dietetics/Dietitian8319---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other127----
Nursing Science-58---
Physical Therapy/Therapist-38--0
Public Health, General-15---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse187----
Category total588160--7
History Colleges
History, General7132--
Category total115132--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law----87
Category total----87
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2----
Category total113----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1125--
Statistics, General-11---
Category total64235--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General52----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-23---
Category total5223---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy169---
Category total169---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General19----
Chemistry, General133--
Geology/Earth Science, General242--
Physics, General861--
Category total66136--
Psychology Colleges
Educational Psychology-14--
Psychology, General81613--
Category total2221717--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-29---
Category total-29---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology3012---
Economics, General182--
Geography498---
Political Science and Government, General9712--
Sociology610---
Category total4484514--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1----
Art/Art Studies, General19---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General355---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other--3--
Fine/Studio Arts, General212---
Music Performance, General1--10-
Music, General229---
Category total14855310-
Grand total5815821014994