In 2017 Northeastern Illinois University will celebrate its sesquicentennial. Throughout our history we have remained resolute in our commitment to meeting the needs of each new generation of students. Today, greater emphasis on accountability is being placed on public higher education. Even as the University has earned national recognition for the success of our graduates and the quality of our programs, we must focus our efforts not only on continued excellence, but also on demonstrating that excellence.

This plan will guide our work both intellectually and pragmatically as we align our various resources to achieve our goals within the context of a vibrant and dynamic university, preparing our graduates for success in a global society. The Strategic Plan publicly proclaims our commitment to these goals and the measures by which we will hold ourselves accountable, affirming Northeastern Illinois University’s critical role as a comprehensive metropolitan university.