Students at NEIU and G&ES
University-Wide Student Profile
Enrollment at NEIU is approximately 11,000 about three-quarters of which are undergraduates (including students-at-large without degree). There are about 3,000 graduate students and students-at-large with degree. Sixty percent of NEIU students enroll part time, 40% full time. The male-female ratio is approximately 35-65. The student body is broken down in race and ethnicity approximately as follows: Non-Hispanic White, 60%; NH Black, 12%; NH Asian, 9%; Hispanic, 18%; Other, 1%. According to a G&ES survey conducted in 1994, approximately 75 % commute by car, 20% by mass transportation, 4% walk, 1% bicycle and 1% carpool.
The scattered dot map to the right shows the distribution of students, by zip code, in 1996 -- it's much the same today. Distribution of graduate students attending NEIU alone is similar, and can be seen behind this link.
A population pyramid of the NEIU student undergraduate and graduate populations shows a relatively large population at all ages, disproportionately female at every age.
G&ES Student Profile
At the undergraduate level approximately *** students have declared G&ES to be their major area of study. Of these, perhaps *** join the Environmental Studies program and*** the geography program. In an average year about ***earn their degrees. Undergraduate courses are offered during the day, evenings, and on weekends.
Typically, the department has from *** graduate students, of which*** or so are enrolled in courses at any one time. Some graduate students attend full-time (3 courses per term and 1-2 during summer), and these students may complete the program in 1 1/2 years. Those who work typically take one or two courses per term; the entire graduate program is available in evening hours and on weekends to accommodate the working student. Between 5 and 15 students usually receive their graduate degrees in an academic year.