Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University was founded in 1895 and is a public university situated in DeKalb, Illinois. The university has an enrollment of over 25,000 students and is considered to be the 2nd largest university in Illinois. It is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Satellite centers of NIU are located in:

  • Hoffman Estates
  • Naperville
  • Oregon
  • Rockford

The sports teams are nicknamed the Huskies, and the official colors are black and cardinal. The teams compete in the Mid-American Conference. The university has men's and women's basketball, golf and soccer teams. Nicole Jeray, LPGA professional golfer; Emil R. Schiesser, aeronautics engineer at NASA; Joan Allen, Academy award-nominated actress, and Larry Young, MLB umpire are notable graduates of this university.

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Environmental Studies
Information Technology
Computer Science
Education, General
Curriculum And Instruction
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Adult And Continuing Education Administration
Educational Administration And Supervision, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Evaluation And Research
Social And Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Special Education And Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling And Guidance Services
Elementary Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Electrical And Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
German Language And Literature
French Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Human Development And Family Studies, General
Apparel And Textiles, General
English Language And Literature, General
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Health And Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Educational Psychology
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism And Conservation
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other
Music, General
Music Performance, General
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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