Northeastern Illinois University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,091
2022 Average Net Price
$14,262
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
62.7%
4,603 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,756
51.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
18.7%
143 Graduates

About

Northeastern Illinois University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Northeastern Illinois University were Computer Science (111 degrees awarded), Social Work (96 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (95 degrees).

In 2022, 1,828 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northeastern Illinois University. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (669 degrees), 1.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (608 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $10,091, which is $−13,905 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $10,091, which is $−13,905 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,262.

In 2022, 66% of undergraduate students attending Northeastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,091
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northeastern Illinois University was $10,091. The cost of tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $−13,905 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,262
2022 Value
0.913%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northeastern Illinois University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,262. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northeastern Illinois University grew by 0.913%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,477
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northeastern Illinois University was of $7,477 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 7.51% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Northeastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 4.76% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.44%
2019 Default Rate
54
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northeastern Illinois University was 3.44%, which represents 54 out of the 1571 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Northeastern Illinois University received 4,603 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 35.4% annual growth. Out of those 4,603 applicants, 2,886 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 62.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,756 students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University in 2022.

Northeastern Illinois University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

62.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,886
Accepted Out of 4,603

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northeastern Illinois University was 62.7% (2,886 admissions from 4,603 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 62.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 35.4%, while admissions grew by 36.7%..

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Enrollment

Northeastern Illinois University had a total enrollment of 5,756 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is 2,947 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,809. This means that 51.2% of students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northeastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37% Hispanic or Latino, 28.6% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 9.02% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.174% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.1%) and White Female (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.6%) and White Male (15.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

51.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,756 students. The full-time enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is 2,947 and the part-time enrollment is 2,809. This means that 51.2% of students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northeastern Illinois University was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Northeastern Illinois University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,127 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,645 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    625 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northeastern Illinois University is 37% Hispanic or Latino, 28.6% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 9.02% Asian, 1.96% Two or More Races, 0.174% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.104% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 566 students (9.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 456 more women than men received degrees from Northeastern Illinois University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northeastern Illinois University is hispanic or latino (669 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (608 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northeastern Illinois University is Computer Science (111 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (96 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (95 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northeastern Illinois University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Education (424 degrees), and History (32 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,632,457 people), Secondary school teachers (539,813 people), Education administrators (285,856 people), Postsecondary teachers (197,043 people), and Special education teachers (191,599 people).

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Education (424 degrees), History (32 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and Math & Statistics (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Education (424 degrees), History (32 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and Math & Statistics (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,951,235 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (391,249 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (196,930 people), Computer Systems Design (156,307 people), and Individual & family services (152,930 people).

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Public Administration and Social Service (159 degrees awarded), Education (424 degrees), History (32 degrees), Language & Linguistics (25 degrees), and Math & Statistics (39 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northeastern Illinois University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 111 degrees awarded
  2. 96 degrees awarded
  3. 95 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northeastern Illinois University was Computer Science with 111 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

686
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,142
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 686 degrees were awarded to men at Northeastern Illinois University, which is 0.601 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,142).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Northeastern Illinois University in Computer Science, which is 2.91 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 131 degrees were awarded to men at Northeastern Illinois University in Social Work, which is 4.68 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 5% of students graduating from Northeastern Illinois University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northeastern Illinois University is Female and White (37.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.9% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    669 degrees awarded
  2. White
    608 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northeastern Illinois University is hispanic or latino (669 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (608 degrees).

8.64% of degree recipients (158 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    449 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    370 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    238 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northeastern Illinois University is hispanic or latino female (449 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (370 degrees).

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Operations

Northeastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 204k (1.53%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Northeastern Illinois University had a total salary expenditure of 183M. Northeastern Illinois University employs 97 Associate professors, 61 Professors and 55 Instructors. Most academics at Northeastern Illinois University are Female Associate professor (49), Male Associate professor (48), and Female Professor (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University are: Management, with 131 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 84 employees.

Endowment

$13.3M
2022 Endowment
4.8%
growth from 2021

Northeastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at about $13.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northeastern Illinois University grew 4.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $33.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.76M - Federal
  2. $2M - State
  3. $646k - Local

As of 2022, Northeastern Illinois University received $8.76M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2M from state grants and contracts, and $646k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$74.7M
2022 Salaries
0.867%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Northeastern Illinois University paid a median of $74.7M in salaries, which represents 40.7% of their overall expenditure ($183M) and a 0.867% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.7M
Instructional Salaries
259
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northeastern Illinois University paid a total of $20.7M to 259 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
131 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University were Associate professor with 97 employees, Professor with 61 employees, and Instructor with 55 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University were Management with 131 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 84 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University was Female Associate professor with 49 employees, Male Associate professor with 48 employees, and Female Professor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northeastern Illinois University.

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