Northeastern Illinois University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,893
2.01% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,831
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.09%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
60.7%
4,885 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,119
49.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
23.2%
168 Graduates

About

Northeastern Illinois University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northeastern Illinois University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (139 degrees awarded), Social Work (132 degrees), and Computer Science (121 degrees).

In 2020, 1,946 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northeastern Illinois University. 58.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (729 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (596 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $9,893, which is $−12,637 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $9,893, which is $−12,637 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,831.

In 2020, 61% of undergraduate students attending Northeastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,893
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Northeastern Illinois University was $9,893. The cost of tuition at Northeastern Illinois University is $−12,637 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,831
2020 Value
0.736%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Northeastern Illinois University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,831. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Northeastern Illinois University grew by 0.736%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,365
Room and Board
$2,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northeastern Illinois University was of $7,365 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,400. The cost of room and board decreased by 10.3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Northeastern Illinois University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5.17% with respect to 2019, when 58% 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.
7.09%
2018 Default Rate
119
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Northeastern Illinois University was 7.09%, which represents 119 out of the 1678 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Northeastern Illinois University received 4,885 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.69% annual growth. Out of those 4,885 applicants, 2,965 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.7% acceptance rate.

There were 7,119 students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University in 2020, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northeastern Illinois University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,965
Accepted Out of 4,885

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northeastern Illinois University was 60.7% (2,965 admissions from 4,885 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 58.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.69%, while admissions grew by 7.62%.

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SAT Scores

81%
Submission Percentage
305
Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Northeastern Illinois University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Northeastern Illinois University has a total enrollment of 7,119 students. The full-time enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is 3,532 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,587. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northeastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.4% Hispanic or Latino, 30.6% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 8.53% Asian, 1.76% Two or More Races, 0.225% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.3%) and White Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.9%) and White Male (16.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,119 students. The full-time enrollment at Northeastern Illinois University is 3,532 and the part-time enrollment is 3,587. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2020 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 67%. 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
    2,659
  2. White
    2,176
  3. Black or African American
    723

The enrolled student population at Northeastern Illinois University is 37.4% Hispanic or Latino, 30.6% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 8.53% Asian, 1.76% Two or More Races, 0.225% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.14% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 663 students (9.31%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 348 more women than men received degrees from Northeastern Illinois University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northeastern Illinois University is white (729 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (596 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northeastern Illinois University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (139 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (132 degrees) and Computer Science (121 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 Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), and Education (351 degrees).

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 (1,825,016 people), Secondary school teachers (441,531 people), Education administrators (299,480 people), Postsecondary teachers (195,215 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,383 people).

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), Education (351 degrees), History (36 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (15 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), Education (351 degrees), History (36 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (15 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 (2,993,083 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (411,626 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (198,223 people), Legal services (164,000 people), and Individual & family services (157,423 people).

The most specialized majors at Northeastern Illinois University are Public Administration and Social Service (174 degrees awarded), English (77 degrees), Education (351 degrees), History (36 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (15 degrees).

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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. 139 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 132 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 121 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northeastern Illinois University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 139 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

799
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,147
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 799 degrees were awarded to men at Northeastern Illinois University, which is 0.697 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,147).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Northeastern Illinois University in Computer Science, which is 3.59 times more than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 143 degrees were awarded to women at Northeastern Illinois University in Social Work, which is 4.61 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 3% of students graduating from Northeastern Illinois University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northeastern Illinois University is Male and Two or More Races (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.76% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    729 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    596 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    211 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northeastern Illinois University is white (729 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (596 degrees).

10.8% of degree recipients (211 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    402 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    393 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    327 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northeastern Illinois University is white female (402 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (393 degrees).

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briefcaseOperations

Northeastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at nearly $12.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $843k (6.89%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Northeastern Illinois University had a total salary expenditure of $177M. Northeastern Illinois University employs 97 Associate professors, 61 Instructors, and 56 Professors. Most academics at Northeastern Illinois University are Female Associate professors (53), Male Associate professors(44), and Female Instructors (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 149 employees, Management, with 141 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees.

Endowment

$12.2M
2020 Endowment
1.46%
decline from 2019

Northeastern Illinois University has an endowment valued at about $12.2M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Northeastern Illinois University declined 1.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.4M 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. $15.6M - Federal
  2. $2.18M - State
  3. $185k - Local

As of 2020, Northeastern Illinois University received $15.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.18M from state grants and contracts, and $185k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$79.4M
2020 Salaries
0.458%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Northeastern Illinois University paid a median of $79.4M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($177M) and a 0.458% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.33% growth from 2018 and a 0.619% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.2M
Instructional Salaries
264
Number of Employees

In 2020, Northeastern Illinois University paid a total of $20.2M to 264 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
97 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
149 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University were Associate professor with 97 employees; Instructor with 61 employees; and Instructor with 56 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 149 employees; Management with 141 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northeastern Illinois University was Female Associate professor with 53 employees, Male Associate professor with 44 employees, and Female Instructor with 36 employees.

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

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