Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
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Northern Illinois University Review

B+ Great
3.64285 Based on 14 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
B+
Activities and Groups
B+

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Northern Illinois University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1174 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
 
 
26
 
9
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
4
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
9
9
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
23
2
 
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
41
24
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
40
 
4
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
8
 
9
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
37
7
 
 
Education, General
 
 
12
 
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
11
 
 
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
8
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
36
19
7
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
32
 
12
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
62
0
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
63
14
 
3
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
 
 
 
 
1
French Language and Literature
 
5
0
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
74
 
 
 
Health Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
13
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
75
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
14
37
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
71
 
 
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
 
 
0
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
30
1
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
46
46
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
192
9
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
26
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
 
 
1
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1050 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
167
110
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
76
206
 
 
Economics, General
 
36
8
 
5
Finance, General
 
78
 
 
 
Management Science
 
82
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
163
 
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
102
 
 
 
Taxation
 
 
17
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

774 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
14
12
 
 
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
 
55
 
 
 
Educational Psychology
 
 
3
 
4
History, General
 
58
5
 
2
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
124
15
 
 
Human Services, General
 
27
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
13
8
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
73
6
 
5
Psychology, General
 
187
17
 
18
Public Administration
 
 
45
 
 
Sociology
 
75
7
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

592 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
16
 
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist
 
 
 
 
16
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
29
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
58
12
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
 
4
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
 
172
 
 
 
Nursing Science
 
 
22
 
 
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
60
Public Health, General
 
34
22
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
136
 
 
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
 
 
11
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

535 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
81
18
 
 
Engineering Technology, General
 
98
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
12
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
30
 
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
28
55
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
170
43
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

361 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
15
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
118
15
 
6
Chemistry, General
 
44
3
 
10
Financial Mathematics
 
 
6
 
 
Geography
 
15
3
 
4
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
13
7
 
1
Mathematics, General
 
60
9
 
3
Physics, General
 
9
4
 
7
Statistics, General
 
 
9
 
 

313 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
150
72
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
91
 
 

170 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
27
17
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
50
9
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
30
0
8
 
Music, General
 
1
28
 
 

26 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
 
26
 
 
 

10 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
10
 
 
 

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Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
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

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.7857142857143 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    accounting, Class of 1992

    trains for the cpa exam

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

    You are required to do internship, but it is what you make of it as far as using that for real world. There was not much interaction at that time with future employeers

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 1983

    Strong and difficult accounting preparation for the CPA

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Marketing/psych, Class of 1990

    Resume writing interviewing on campus recruitment

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    Wonderful Cooperative and Internship courses to earn college credit and work in a field related job position

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MFA - Theatre Arts, Class of 1993

    There are opportunities but I have not taken advantage of them.

    2 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

    I don't know what NIU does now. They didn't do much in 1980.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Health Education, Class of 2002

    Student teaching experience close to home

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Computer Science, Class of 1990

    It was a long time ago. I don't really remember.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1982

    A placement office with contacts to employers

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Human & Family Resources, Class of 1993

    My coursework provided me with the knowledge necessary to work in my field.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

    There is a career services department, but I never utilized it.

    3 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.7857142857143 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

    Competative as there were only 20 spots available after your second year. Made you take it serious and work hard to succeed.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    Very diverse wich leads to a great campus feeling. The community was very supportive

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    MFA - Theatre Arts, Class of 1993

    I was a grad student. Eat, Sleep, Work

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

    It is a suitcase school 90 miles from Chicago.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1982

    Unsure as to what this is asking; given I was a student on campus 30+ years ago I don't think I can answer this.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Education, Class of 1993

    Local feel, lots of commuters, diverse mix but students stayed in groups of people like themselves

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

    It is a large feeder school from Chicago, so the student base is very diverse. There is a large Greek population and a small percentage of indie kids.

    3 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.5 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    accounting, Class of 1992

    years ago.......have all been upgraded

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

    The were dated but clean.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting, Class of 1988

    limited at the time I was there

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Marketing/psych, Class of 1990

    Residence halls good, food bad classrooms need repair, transportation needs improvement

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    Some are quite modern with recent updates and some keep the character of the older buildings which is quite nice to see. Wonderful architecture

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

    Again, I thought everything was ok 1976-80. But I do not have an observation on current conditions.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Health Education, Class of 2002

    I'm sure it has improved since I graduated in 2002. While I was there, laptops were not popular/common, the internet was still being born, etc.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    History, Class of 1982

    Up-to-date; good library and sports facilities.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

    All of the above. All dorms had computer labs and laundry rooms etc...

    5 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.5 Based on 14 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Interior Architecture, Class of 1991

    I did not participate in other activities.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2009

    We have a wonderful athletics department, and students are very proud of our football team being MAC champions! There are numerous clubs and activities groups available to suite anyone's interests

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Accounting & Finance, Class of 1980

    The lagoon and park area.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Computer Science, Class of 1990

    I don't know I wasn't that involved in activities.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Spanish Translation , Class of 2014

    There was a quittich team as well as a larp zombie sport that always seemed interesting. I personally was a part of the hardcourt bicycle polo community.

    4 Rated January 2016

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