Graduate Programs Overview

Northeastern Illinois University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Chicago, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,242 for Illinois residents and $17,032 for other students in average.

It offers thirty-four graduate programs: 34 Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNortheastern Illinois University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, IL
Graduate School Students1,713 students
46 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$9,242
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 34 Graduate Programs
34 Master's

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Northeastern Illinois University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois residents, the tuition & fees are $9,242 and $17,032 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $412 for Illinois residents and $824 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$412$824
Books & Supplies$2,400
Room & Board$9,698 (On-Campus) / $4,212 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$6,309 (On-Campus) / $6,309 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$27,649$35,439
Off-Campus Total$22,163$29,953
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northeastern Illinois University offers Masters graduate degree/certificate programs through 34 major areas - 33 Master's . The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Visual And Performing Arts
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
English Language And Literature

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,103 students enrolled in Northeastern Illinois University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,713 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 624 male and 1,089 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 327 full-time and 1,386 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 46 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 75 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students624
Women Students1,089
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students327
Part-time Students1,386
By race/ethnicity 852 White, 135 Black, and 126 Asian students are attending at Northeastern Illinois University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races16
2 students are younger than 22 and 467 students are older than 65. The school has 610 students aged between 22 and 30 and 609 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under2
40 & Over467
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northeastern Illinois University, 46 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 75 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,713
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses46
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses75
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,592
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses46
Illinois Resident46
Other State In U.S.-
Outside of U.S.0

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