Student Population by Gender

Northern Illinois University has a total of 16,609 enrolled students. By gender, 7,838 male and 8,771 female students (the male-female ratio is 47:53) are attending the school.
12,131 students have enrolled in undergraduate programs and 4,478 students joined graduate programs.
Total Student Enrolled By Gender
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total16,60912,1314,478
Men7,8385,9241,914
Women8,7716,2072,564

Student Distribution by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, 8,932 White, 2,427 Black, and 913 Asian students out of a total of 16,609 are attending at Northern Illinois University. Comprehensive enrollment statistic data by race/ethnicity is shown in the next chart.
All Students Undergraduate Graduate
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (all students)
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (Undergraduate)
Student Race/Ethnicity Distribution (Graduate)

Transfer-in Students (Undergraduate)

Among 12,131 enrolled in undergraduate programs, 1,610 students have transferred-in from other institutions. The percentage of transfer-in students is 13.27%.1,394 students have transferred in as full-time status and 216 students transferred in as part-time status.
Transfer-in Students Population by Attendance Status

Student Age Distribution

All Students Undergraduate Graduate
By age category, 60 students are younger than 18 and 2 students are older than 65 at Northern Illinois University. It has 12,395 students aged under 25 and 4,207 students aged 25 and over out of 16,609 total students.
Students Age Distribution by Gender
Students Age Distribution by Attendance Status
In undergraduate programs, 60 students are younger than 18 and 2 students are older than 65. Northern Illinois University has 10,592 undergraduate students aged under 25 and 1,532 students aged 25 and over.
Undergraduate Students Age Distribution by Gender
Undergraduate Students Age Distribution by Attendance Status
It has 1,803 graduate students aged under 25 and 2,675 students aged 25 and over.
Graduate Students Age Distribution by Gender
Graduate Students Age Distribution by Attendance Status

Online Classes (Distance Learning) Enrollment

Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially who want to continue education and work in field. At Northern Illinois University, 334 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 926 students are enrolled in some online courses.
All StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online Courses Enrolled in Some Online Courses
All Students16,609334926
Undergraduate12,13189665
Graduate4,478245261
Online Program Student Population

Student Location Enrolled Exclusively In Online Courses

302 students lived in Illinois or jurisdiction in which the school is located are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 32 students live in other State or outside of the United States.
Illinois ResidentsOther States in U.S. Outside of U.S.
All Students302320
Undergraduate8630
Graduate216290
Student Location Enrolled Exclusively In Distance Learning Course

Members In MAC

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