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Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University

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Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University

The Electrical Engineering major is part of the engineering program at Northern Illinois University.

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, average starting salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how NIU ranks in comparison to other schools with EE programs.

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Electrical Engineering Degrees Available at NIU

  • Bachelor’s Degree in EE
  • Master’s Degree in EE

NIU EE Rankings

The bachelor's program at NIU was ranked #185 on College Factual's Best Schools for EE list. It is also ranked #6 in Illinois.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Colleges for Electrical Engineering 156
Highest Paid Electrical Engineering Graduates 162

Popularity of EE at NIU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Northern Illinois University handed out 75 bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering. Due to this, the school was ranked #89 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 17% over the previous year when 64 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 13 students received their master’s degree in EE from NIU. This makes it the #157 most popular school for EE master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do EE Graduates from NIU Make?

Salary of EE Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of EE students who receive their bachelor's degree at NIU is $64,100. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $66,600 for all EE students.

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How Much Student Debt Do EE Graduates from NIU Have?

Student Debt of EE Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at NIU, EE students borrow a median amount of $24,196 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all EE bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,713.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the EE program at NIU is $251 per month.

EE Student Diversity at NIU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the EE majors at Northern Illinois University.

NIU Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

Of the 75 EE students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2017-2018 from NIU, about 92% were men and 8% were women.

NIU Gender Breakdown of Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at NIU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 64% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's in EE.

Ethnic Diversity of Electrical Engineering Majors at Northern Illinois University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 48
Non-Resident Aliens 1
Other Races 3

NIU Electrical Engineering Master’s Program

Of the 13 EE students who graduated with a master's degree in 2017-2018 from NIU, about 69% were men and 31% were women.

NIU Gender Breakdown of Electrical Engineering Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with a master's in EE.

Ethnic Diversity of Electrical Engineering Majors at Northern Illinois University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
Non-Resident Aliens 10
Other Races 0

Areas of Concentration for EE

Electrical Engineering students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 88

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 166
Industrial Engineering 96

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