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In U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” publication Northeastern Illinois University is ranked the most ethnically diverse regional public university in the Midwest and its students graduate with the least debt among Midwest regional universities. In addition, more than a hundred countries are represented in our student body.

Northeastern is a four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Midwest.

Top 10 Majors

Northeastern is a leader among American universities for the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s annual “Top Degree Producers”.

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
  4. Social Work
  5. Computer Science
  6. Justice Studies
  7. Interdisciplinary Studies
  8. Communication, Media & Theatre 
  9. Management
  10. Elementary Education
    (Fall 2015)

Five Chicago Area Locations 

Northeastern Illinois University believes in access to opportunity. We offer a variety of classes and degree granting programs at our campus locations. Enrollment, financial aid and academic support services are offered at each campus.

Newsweek’s annual edition of “College Rankings 2012” ranked Northeastern sixth in the U.S. for Best College Investment.

Northeastern Illinois University (Main Campus) 

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

El Centro

Center for College Access and Success

University Center of Lake County


Northeastern Illinois University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The Higher Learning Commission web address is Read more information about Northeastern's accreditations.

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