Northern Illinois University

Acceptance Rate 59 %
SAT Average 1,055
Tuition & Fees $12,352
Student Population 16,769
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,280

Academic Overview

Northern Illinois University Campus, Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University is a public, 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $14,610 for Illinois residents and $12,352 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 16,769 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 59% and the graduation rate is 48% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Northern Illinois University are $14,610 for Illinois residents and $12,352 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $11,280 for in-state students and $11,086 for out-of-state students.
Northern Illinois University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Northern Illinois. The acceptance rate of Northern Illinois is 59% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 25%. The average graduation rate is 48% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $9,280 and 82% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 16,769 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Northern Illinois University is 59 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Northern Illinois University is 48 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Northern Illinois University is 73 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Northern Illinois University is 16,769
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Northern Illinois University is 13 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,280 at Northern Illinois University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Northern Illinois offers 141 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. 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 Degree590
Master's Degree580
Post Master's Degree20
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship190
Doctor's degree - professional practice30

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:4,600)
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