Experience a Foundation of Success

The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) demonstrates Northeastern Illinois University's urban tradition of education, research, and service. The Carruthers Center offers an undergraduate and graduate degree in Urban Community Studies to prepare students to act upon the expressed interests of the residents of Chicago and to participate fully in the richness of the African and African-American cultures. Our curriculum re-examines every research issue, assumption and question from an African-centered perspective. CCICS aims to build research methodologies among its students to advance their career paths.

700 East Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, Ill. 60653

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Embrace Your Potential

The Carruthers Center understands the overwhelming anxiety of a new experience. That's why we assist prospective students and their families with Northeastern's admission and financial aid processes. CCICS serves nontraditional, part-time and returning adult student populations as well as traditional first-year and transfer students. Northeastern's general education program is offered at the Carruthers Center for students interested in taking day or evening classes. Explore your potential career options today.

Community Health, B.S.

Couple and Family Counseling Certificate


Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.

Social Work, B.S.W.

Social Work, M.S.W.

Urban Community Studies, B.A.

Urban Community Studies, M.A.

Urban Community Studies, Minor

Enjoy a Convenient Urban Atmosphere

The Carruthers Center, located on the South Side in Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood, takes pride in being an African-centered institution that provides educational opportunities within a culturally comfortable and easily accessible setting. CCICS student resources include two computer labs, an extensive resource center on African-American issues, and student disability services support. Northeastern students enjoy cultural events, career-oriented clubs, national conferences and celebrity guest speakers.

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