Graduate Programs Overview

Northern Illinois University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Dekalb, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,280 for Illinois residents and $11,086 for other students in average.

It offers eighty-five graduate programs: 59 Master's, 23 Doctorate, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,399 students have been conferred Master's degree and 236 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNorthern Illinois University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL
Graduate School Students4,381 students
478 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,280
Out-of-State$11,086
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 85 Graduate Programs
59 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Northern 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 $11,280 and $11,086 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $496.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition-$1$8,858
Fees-$1$2,228
Cost per Credit$496$496
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$10,880 (On-Campus) / $10,880 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,870 (On-Campus) / $2,870 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$15,048$26,136
Off-Campus Total$15,048$26,136
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$13,839$13,982$14,407$11,280-$2
Out-of-State$22,407$22,551$14,407$11,280$11,086

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northern Illinois University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 85 major areas - 58 Master's , 22 Doctorate , 2 Post-Master'. 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
Total1,399236-7
Men706104-4
Women693132-3
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.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Visual And Performing Arts
Education
History
Business
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Psychology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
History
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Psychology
Physical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Education
Engineering
Education
Engineering
Education
Computer And Information Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Social Sciences
Human Services
Psychology
Physical Sciences
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Communication and Journalism
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Work and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Engineering Technology

Graduate Student Population

Total 17,169 students enrolled in Northern Illinois University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 4,381 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,941 male and 2,440 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,994 full-time and 2,387 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 478 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 381 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total4,381
Men Students1,941
Women Students2,440
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total4,381
Full-time Students1,994
Part-time Students2,387
By race/ethnicity 2,651 White, 305 Black, and 199 Asian students are attending at Northern Illinois University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total4,381
American Indian /
Native American
6
Asian199
Black305
Hispanic380
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
2
White2,651
Two or more races105
Un-Known29
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northern Illinois University, 478 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 381 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment4,381
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses478
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses381
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,522
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses478
Illinois Resident420
Other State In U.S.57
Outside of U.S.0



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