Northeastern Illinois University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,957

6.81% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,462

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.92%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

69.4%

6,788 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,984

50.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23%

204 Graduates

About

Northeastern Illinois University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northeastern Illinois University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (177 degrees awarded), Social Work (137 degrees), and Accounting (118 degrees).

In 2017, 2,132 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northeastern Illinois University. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (907 degrees), 1.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (577 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $7,957, which is $-12,776 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $7,957, which is $-12,776 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,462.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,957

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northeastern Illinois University was $7,957. The cost of tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $-12,776 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,462

2017 Value

6.67%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Northeastern Illinois University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,462. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Northeastern Illinois University grew by 6.67%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,844

Room and Board

$2,400

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northeastern Illinois University was of $8,844 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board increased by 34.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Northeastern Illinois University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.89% with respect to 2016, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.92%

2016 Default Rate

92

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Northeastern Illinois University was 5.92%, which represents 92 out of the 1554 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Northeastern Illinois University received 6,788 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.43% annual growth. Out of those 6,788 applicants, 4,710 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.4% acceptance rate.

There were 8,984 students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University in 2017, and 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northeastern Illinois University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,710

Accepted Out of 6,788

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northeastern Illinois University was 69.4% (4,710 admissions from 6,788 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.43%, while admissions grew by 6.92%.

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SAT Scores

1%

Submission Percentage

3

Scores Submitted

1% of enrolled first-time students at Northeastern Illinois University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northeastern Illinois University has a total enrollment of 8,984 students. The full-time enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is 4,501 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,483. This means that 50.1% of students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northeastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, 32.9% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 8.23% Asian, 1.71% Two or More Races, 0.245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (22%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.5%) and White Female (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (24.6%), followed by White Male (16.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,984 students. The full-time enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is 4,501 and the part-time enrollment is 4,483. This means that 50.1% of students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northeastern Illinois University was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Northeastern Illinois University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,003

  2. White

    2,958

  3. Black or African American

    1,028

The enrolled student population at Northeastern Illinois University is 33.4% Hispanic or Latino, 32.9% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 8.23% Asian, 1.71% Two or More Races, 0.245% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 757 students (8.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 410 more women than men received degrees from Northeastern Illinois University. The majority of degree recipients at Northeastern Illinois University are white (907 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (577 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northeastern Illinois University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (177 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (137 degrees) and Accounting (118 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northeastern Illinois University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (137 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,927,072 people), Secondary school teachers (332,916 people), Education administrators (272,197 people), Social workers, all other (190,495 people), and Postsecondary teachers (154,180 people).

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Cultural & Gender Studies (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (137 degrees), History (44 degrees), and Education (323 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Surgeons, Sales managers, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Cultural & Gender Studies (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (137 degrees), History (44 degrees), and Education (323 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,859,606 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (323,382 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (173,152 people), Individual & family services (139,774 people), and Legal services (118,320 people).

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Cultural & Gender Studies (51 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (59 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (137 degrees), History (44 degrees), and Education (323 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northeastern Illinois University.

Most Common

  1. 177 degrees awarded

  2. 137 degrees awarded

  3. 118 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northeastern Illinois University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 177 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 861

  2. 1,271

In 2017, 861 degrees were awarded to men at Northeastern Illinois University, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,271).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Northeastern Illinois University in Computer Science, which is 2.97 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 121 degrees were awarded to women at Northeastern Illinois University in Social Work, which is 7.56 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

22%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% of students graduating from Northeastern Illinois University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (50.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northeastern Illinois University is Female and White (50.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.47% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    907 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    577 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    187 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northeastern Illinois University is white (907 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (577 degrees).

6.38% of degree recipients (136 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    502 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    405 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    368 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northeastern Illinois University is white female (502 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (405 degrees).

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Operations

Northeastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at nearly $9.75M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $130k (1.33%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Northeastern Illinois University had a total salary expenditure of $199M. Northeastern Illinois University employs 96 Associate professors, 84 Instructors, and 59 Assistant professors. Most academics at Northeastern Illinois University are Female Associate professors (53), Female Instructors(49), and Male Associate professors (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 167 employees, Management, with 159 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.75M

2017 Endowment

19.1%

growth from 2016

Northeastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at about $9.75M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Northeastern Illinois University grew 19.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $18.8M - Federal

  2. $1.58M - State

  3. $8.9k - Local

As of 2017, Northeastern Illinois University received $18.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.58M from state grants and contracts, and $8.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$74.1M

2017 Salaries

1.21%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Northeastern Illinois University paid a median of $74.1M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($199M) and a 1.21% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.42% decline from 2015 and a 1.06% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.2M

Instructional Salaries

297

Number of Employees

In 2017, Northeastern Illinois University paid a total of $21.2M to 297 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

96 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

167 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University were Associate professor with 96 employees; Instructor with 84 employees; and Instructor with 59 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 167 employees; Management with 159 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 106 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University was Female Associate professor with 53 employees, Female Instructor with 49 employees, and Male Associate professor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Northeastern Illinois University.

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