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At the Jacob H. Carruthers Center, you have the freedom to be yourself and live your hopes and dreams. 

Located in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, the Carruthers Center is deeply connected with Chicago’s history, culture and political discourse. The Center is a hub that serves as a creative laboratory in which students express ideas and share experiences that shape the future. 


Northeastern has a fantastic legacy, and the Carruthers Center and its students will continue to be a part of that legacy going forward. We are committed to meeting the needs of 21st century students and those of the surrounding community.”


Andrea Evans

Director, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies



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An NEIU degree leads to a higher income—moving graduates up the income scale.


We rank among the most ethnically diverse institutions in the country.


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NEIU ranks among the safest universities in Illinois, and third in the nation.

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