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Northeastern Illinois University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Northeastern Illinois University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Northeastern Illinois University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Northeastern Illinois University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Northeastern Illinois University was awarded 11 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Northeastern Illinois University is ranked #1,321 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Northeastern Illinois University held the #1,387 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 63 colleges in Illinois, Northeastern Illinois University is ranked at #53.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Northeastern Illinois University?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Northeastern Illinois University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Northeastern Illinois University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 551. Math scores were between 360 and 490.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 550 to 551 )

SAT Math Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 360 to 490 )
Northeastern Illinois University received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 19.

ACT Composite Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 15 to 19 )

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Northeastern Illinois University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Northeastern Illinois University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Northeastern Illinois University is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northeastern Illinois University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 46% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Northeastern Illinois University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  46 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 5%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  5 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Northeastern Illinois University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,113 undergraduates at Northeastern Illinois University with 4,164 being full-time and 2,949 being part-time.

Northeastern Illinois University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

Northeastern Illinois University scored 53.95 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  53.95 out of 100
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How Much Does Northeastern Illinois University Cost?

The overall average net price of Northeastern Illinois University is $17,312. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northeastern Illinois University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Northeastern Illinois University, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $6,805 a year. That adds up to $27,220 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Northeastern Illinois University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,900 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Northeastern Illinois University make the most money.

Location of Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a public institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Northeastern Illinois University

Contact details for Northeastern Illinois University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Phone: 773-583-4050

Northeastern Illinois University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 46 majors graduated from Northeastern Illinois University. Of these students, 1,541 received undergraduate degrees and 482 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 184 $32,400
Social Work 150 $31,200
General Psychology 113 $29,400
Accounting 97 $40,600
General Biology 92 $31,600
Communication & Media Studies 89 $29,200
Computer Science 85 $55,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 85 $32,300
Finance & Financial Management 63 $44,500
Business Administration & Management 62 $44,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Northeastern Illinois University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Northeastern Illinois University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,400 students took at least one online class at Northeastern Illinois University. This is an increase from the 1,184 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,400 197
2016-2017 1,184 197
2015-2016 1,068 160
2014-2015 1,092 160
2013-2014 963 144

Learn more about online learning at Northeastern Illinois University.


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