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Northeastern Illinois University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Northeastern Illinois University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. 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?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Northeastern Illinois University was awarded 190 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is history education.

Overall Quality

Northeastern Illinois University is ranked #1,500 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Northeastern Illinois University is also ranked #65 out of 102 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Northeastern Illinois University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Northeastern Illinois University is a competitive 61%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 81% 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 400 and 500. Math scores were between 410 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 400 to 500 )

SAT Math Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 410 to 510 )
Northeastern Illinois University received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for Northeastern Illinois University  ( 15 to 21 )

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Northeastern Illinois University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Northeastern Illinois University, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northeastern Illinois University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 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 3%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  3 out of 100

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Northeastern Illinois University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,220 undergraduates at Northeastern Illinois University with 3,019 being full-time and 2,201 being part-time.

How Much Does Northeastern Illinois University Cost?

The overall average net price of Northeastern Illinois University is $15,843. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Northeastern Illinois University, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $10,100 a year. That adds up to $40,400 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northeastern Illinois University is 7.4%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University make about $37,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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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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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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Northeastern Illinois University. Of these students, 1,428 received undergraduate degrees and 502 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 158 $34,206
Social Work 132 $32,284
Computer Science 121 $55,286
General Psychology 110 $33,779
General Biology 87 $32,213
Accounting 78 $44,890
Communication & Media Studies 70 $31,236
Business Administration & Management 70 $39,441
Finance & Financial Management 58 $50,105
Teacher Education Grade Specific 47 $44,276

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 7,091 students took at least one online class at Northeastern Illinois University. This is an increase from the 1,536 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,091 6,955
2018-2019 1,536 204
2017-2018 1,400 197
2016-2017 1,184 197
2015-2016 1,068 160

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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