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Northern Illinois University
  • Graduate School
  • DEKALB, IL

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Northern Illinois is a public graduate school in DeKalb, Illinois. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 4,381 graduate students. The 57 graduate programs at Northern Illinois University are all on-campus only and none are offered online. The most popular graduate school programs at Northern Illinois University are Business, Accounting, and Information Technology. 54% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
4,381
Part-Time Grad Students
2,387
Research Assistants
366
Teaching Assistants
816
Racial Diversity
  • White
    60.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    15.6%
  • Hispanic
    8.1%
  • African American
    6.2%
  • Asian
    5.5%
  • Multiracial
    2.5%
  • Unknown
    1.2%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Driven
    33%
  • Down-to-earth
    22%
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Frightened
    11%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 9 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    22%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    22%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    44%
  • Not worth the FAFSA application
    11%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
89%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 9 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 9 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    44%
  • $25K-$50K
    44%
  • <$25K
    11%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 9 responses
  • $100K-$125K
    11%
  • $50-$75K
    11%
  • <$50K
    11%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
89%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 9 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$45,020
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$903
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$157,900
National
$217,500

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