Graduate Programs Summary at Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Dekalb, Illinois. It offers graduate degrees as well as undergraduate degrees. For academic year 2019-2020 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,280 for Illinois residents and $11,280 for other students in average.

Northern Illinois University offers 85 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
Northern Illinois University
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 (2019-2020)In-State$11,280
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 85 Graduate Programs
59 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 3 Post graduate certificates

2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

Next table and chart describe 2019-2020 graduate tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University with tuition changes over last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois resident, the tuition & fees are $11,280 and $11,280 for non-Illinois resident. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $496.
2020 COATuition Trends
Graduate School 2020 Tuition & Costs - Northern Illinois University
Cost per Credit$496$496
Books & Supplies$1,400
Room & Board$10,880 (On-Campus) / $10,880 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,090 (On-Campus) / $2,090 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,650$25,650
Off-Campus Total$25,650$25,650
Graduate Tuition Changes (2016-2020) - Northern Illinois University

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'. Next table summarizes 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 program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Visual And Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Physical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
English Language And Literature
Computer And Information Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Social Sciences
Human Services
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

At Northern Illinois University, total 17,169 students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, total 4,381 students are enrolled for graduate degree programs. By gender, it has 1,941 male and 2,440 female students. By attending status, there are 1,994 full-time and 2,387 part-time students in graduate schools at Northern Illinois University. Northern Illinois University offers online degree program and 478 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 381 students are taking some graduate online courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution - Northern Illinois University
Men Students1,941
Women Students2,440
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution - Northern Illinois University
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. Detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution - Northern Illinois University
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races105
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, 478 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 381 students are enrolled in some online course.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution - Northern Illinois University
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 - Northern Illinois University
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses478
Illinois Resident420
Other State In U.S.57
Outside of U.S.0

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