Northern Illinois University

Acceptance Rate 70.45 %
2023 Tuition & Fees $12,662
Student Population 16,234
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,435
Graduation Rate 51 %

Academic Overview

Northern Illinois University Campus, Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University is a public, four-years institute located in Dekalb, Illinois. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $14,738 for Illinois residents and $12,662 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $11,390 for Illinois residents and $9,066 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 16,234 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 70.45% and the graduation rate is 51% last year.
The salary after graduation from Northern Illinois University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $49,800. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Northern Illinois's tuition & fees is $14,738 for Illinois residents and $12,662 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $11,390 for in-state students and $9,066 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Northern Illinois. The acceptance rate of Northern Illinois is 70.45% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 14.35%. The average graduation rate is 51% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,435 and 90% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 16,234 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Northern Illinois University is 70.45 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Northern Illinois University is 51 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Northern Illinois University is 67 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Northern Illinois University is 16,234
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Northern Illinois University is 15 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,435 at Northern Illinois University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
Online Applicationwww.niu.edu/apply/index.shtml
Financial Aidwww.niu.edu/fa/
Net Price Calculatorwww.niu.edu/bursar/tuition/estimator.shtml
Veterans Tuitionwww.niu.edu/militaryservices/active_duty/financial_information.shtml.
Disability Servicewww.niu.edu/disability/

Offered Degrees

Northern Illinois offers 155 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree620
Master's Degree662
Post Master's Degree30
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship200
Doctor's degree - professional practice40

Special Learning Opportunities

Northern Illinois University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:4,500)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Northern Illinois University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges