Northeastern Illinois University

Main Campus

The Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a quiet, residential community area of North Park, just 10 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. On the Main Campus you will find the Physical Education Complex, Ronald Williams Library, Bernard J. Brommel Hall, Lech Walesa Hall and the campus bookstore. The Offices of Enrollment Services, which includes Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships and Registration, are housed on the Main Campus.

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) is located in Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Established in 1966, CCICS is recognized worldwide as an African-centered institution of higher learning that maintains a scholar-activist tradition and a warm, caring educational climate. The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Inner City Studies Education prepares students to work as professionals in a multiplicity of inner city agencies, institutions, and organizations, both public and private.

El Centro

Since 1969, El Centro has been a focal point of access to higher education opportunities for the Latino community. It has a permanent new home in a 55,000-square feet, LEED certified and state-of-the-art building in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. El Centro offers general education courses leading to bachelor’s degrees, and comprehensive academic support for students. It also serves the community through our Community Education Program in partnership with community organizations in the neighborhoods of Albany Park, Hermosa, Logan Square and Avondale. English as a Second Language (ESL) and computer literacy workshops are offered, as well as seminars on education, immigration, health, and housing.

University Center of Lake County

Northeastern provides the opportunity for transfer students in the Lake County region to complete their bachelor’s or master’s degree at the University Center. Current and upcoming degree completion programs are M.A. in Educational Leadership (principal certification), B.A. in Human Resource Development, B.A. in Social Work and B.A. in Psychology. Northeastern transfer staff are available to meet with prospective students at the University Center.

Center for College Access and Success

The Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) is located on the near north side of Chicago. Founded in 1978 as the Chicago Teachers' Center, CCAS develops collaborative partnerships that engage entire communities to help students succeed both academically and socially. CCAS is an innovator in creating model programs that translate visions for school improvement into concrete action.