Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a public university situated in Chicago, Illinois. NEIU was established in 1867. The university has more than 1,500 staff members. NEIU offers undergraduate programs through:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Management
  • College of Education

Northeastern Illinois University offers graduate programs through:

  • Graduate College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate College of Business and Management
  • Graduate College of Education

The sports teams of NEIU are called the Golden Eagles, and the team colors are royal blue and gold. The baseball team of the university won the Mid-Continent Conference championship in 1996. The university also has football, soccer, volleyball and softball teams. Miguel del Valle, former Illinois state senator, and esayist and scholar Muhammed Abdullah al-Ahari are among the famous alumni of this university.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago , IL 60625-4699
General Phone: (773) 583-4050

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Northeastern Illinois University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts650Latin American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, linguistics, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Education and Teaching569multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, gifted and talended education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, ...
Business and Management321business, business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Computer Science and Engineering103computer science
Security and Law Enforcement94criminal justice and safety
Science93biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling74psychology, counseling psychology, community health services
Family and Social Work56social work, social service professions
Art Studies21art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8exercise science
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Northeastern Illinois University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,50341
Master's degree56227

Northeastern Illinois University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northeastern Illinois University had a total enrollment of 12,814 students (8,173 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 10%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 10%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 12%
20-21 12%
22-24 21%
25-29 20%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)11%

Northeastern Illinois University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 46 %

Northeastern Illinois University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Northeastern Illinois University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Northeastern Illinois University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,414
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,694
Books and supplies $ 1,320

Financial Aid:
Northeastern Illinois University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 169300)

Northeastern Illinois University Faculty

Northeastern Illinois University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3838
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7277

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year13$95,3477$94,081
Associate professorcalendar year3$97,4222*
All faculty totalcalendar year16$95,7369$91,149

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$84,79937$78,983
Associate professoracademic year43$68,30548$65,448
Assistant professoracademic year44$62,23536$59,672
Instructoracademic year72$37,18677$34,993
All faculty totalacademic year198$58,889198$55,084

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Northeastern Illinois University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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