Graduation Rates

In compliance with the reporting requirements of the federal Student Right to Know Act (Public Law 101-542), the six-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time freshmen entering Northeastern Illinois University in Fall 2014 is 23.1%.

Graduation Rate Trends 

Student Retention Rates

The first-year to second-year retention rate for first-time, full-time freshmen entering Northeastern in Fall 2019 was 66.9% and 75.2% for new transfer students.

Freshman Retention Rate Trends

Transfer Retention Rate Trends


Northeastern records fall-to-fall retention rates by academic program. Rates are calculated as the percent of students who are retained at the University or graduate.

See annual retention reports below:

Program Retention Report 2012-13
Program Retention Report 2013-14
Program Retention Report 2014-15
Program Retention Report 2015-16
Program Retention Report 2016-17
Program Retention Report 2017-18
Program Retention Report 2018-19
Program Retention Report 2019-20