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Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone800-892-3050
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School Typefour-years, public
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Northern Illinois University Campus, Dekalb, IL
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2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Northern Illinois University are $14,392 for in-state students and $12,478 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition and fees are $11,086 for in-state students and $11,390 for out-of-state students.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is -$1 for Illinois residents and $14,685 for out-of-state students based on the tuition changes over the past five years.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$14,392$12,478
Graduate$11,086$11,390
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate-$1$14,685
The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the Northern Illinois directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the Northern Illinois bursar/financial aid page for more information.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Northern Illinois University is 70% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 14%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,055.
The average graduation rate is 48%. Total 16,769 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $49,800. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Electrical and Electronics Engineering program shows the highest salary with $64,100 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 Northern Illinois Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »70% Acceptance Rate / 14% Yield
Test Scores »1,055 SAT / 22 ACT
Graduation Rate »48%
Retention Rate78%(full-time), 65% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio6.25% (16 to 1)
Student Population »16,769 (12,277 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$9,280
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$49,800
Average Salary by Field of Study$20,200 - $64,100

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Northern Illinois University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at Northern Illinois
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Northern Illinois provides several student services including academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Northern Illinois
Remedial servicesNo
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Northern Illinois. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 4,600. It also offers separate board/meal plans.
Northern Illinois Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity4,600



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