Northern Illinois University Graduate Schools

Northern Illinois University (referred to as Northern Illinois) is a Public, 4 years school located in Dekalb, IL. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University is $13,982 for Illinois residents and $11,390 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,381 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 17,169 including undergraduate students.

Northern Illinois University Graduate School Overview

Northern Illinois University (referred to as Northern Illinois) is a Public, 4 years school located in Dekalb, IL. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1915 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Northern Illinois Directory Information
School NameNorthern Illinois University (Northern Illinois)
Address1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., Dekalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone800-892-3050
Webhttps://www.niu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.niu.edu/apply/index.shtml
Financial Infohttps://www.niu.edu/fa
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University is $13,982 for Illinois residents and $11,390 for out-of-state students. The school has 4,381 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 17,169 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 81 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice).
Northern Illinois Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$11,390
$13,982 for Illinois Residents
Student Population4,381
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs81 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Northern Illinois University is $13,982 for Illinois residents and $11,390 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $0 for Illinois residents and $497 for out-of-state students. Northern Illinois University offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
Northern Illinois 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Illinois Residents$13,982
Out-of-State$11,390
Tuition per Credit Hour
Illinois Residents$0
Out-of-State$497
Northern Illinois University offers the distance learning courses, but students may be required to attend/visit regular classes to complete their degree/programs.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at Northern Illinois
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Northern Illinois University is $11,390. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.74% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 16, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$20,473$2,078
2018-2019$11,904$2,503
2019-2020$8,922$2,358
2020-2021$8,858$2,228
2021-2022$8,942$2,448
The graduate school tuition & fees of Northern Illinois is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Illinois. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,187 and the Illinois graduate tuition is $18,677 (public) / $20,561 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Northern Illinois University$11,390
All Graduate Schools$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
Illinois Graduate Schools$12,017$19,615
Public$12,017$18,677
Private$20,561
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $13,440 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Northern Illinois University. On-campus living costs are decreased by -2.25% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $13,440. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -2.25% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Costs
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$10,880$2,218$10,880$2,218
2018-2019$10,880$2,220$10,880$2,220
2019-2020$10,880$2,090$10,880$2,090
2020-2021$10,880$2,870$10,880$2,870
2021-2022$11,000$2,440$11,000$2,440
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $497 at Northern Illinois University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 1.02% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$916
2018-2019$853
2019-2020$496
2020-2021$492
2021-2022$497

Graduate Programs at Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois University offers 82 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,642 students have completed their study at Northern Illinois University.
Offered Degrees at Northern Illinois University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree5801,399
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship190116
Doctor's degree - other30120
Post Master's Degree207
Total8201,642
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Northern Illinois University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Music Performance program with 5 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 243 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 77 completers.
Northern Illinois University offers 82 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 1,642 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,399 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 120 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 7 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 213 completers-
Information Technology112-
Computer Science101-
Education [+] 280 completers-
Education18-
Curriculum and Instruction9-
Educational Leadership and Administration21$39,300
Adult and Continuing Education Administration23-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)16-
Educational/Instructional Technology33$57,400
Educational Evaluation and Research6-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education1-
Special Education and Teaching33$48,900
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services35$45,000
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching8-
Art Teacher Education3-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching29-
Reading Teacher Education42-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (other)3-
Engineering [+] 111 completers-
Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering13-
Mechanical Engineering30-
Industrial Engineering68-
Engineering Technology [+] 14 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management14-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 3 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
French Language and Literature0-
Spanish Language and Literature3-
Work and Family Studies [+] 11 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Human Development and Family Studies11$37,800
English Language And Literature [+] 22 completers-
English Language and Literature22-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences11-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 33 completers-
Mathematics10-
Financial Mathematics3-
Statistics20-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 31 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management31-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 17 completers-
Philosophy17-
Physical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry4-
Geology/Earth Science7-
Physics6-
Psychology [+] 21 completers-
Psychology18-
Educational Psychology3-
Human Services [+] 32 completers-
0-
Public Administration32$48,400
Social Sciences [+] 24 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology5-
Economics5-
Geography3-
Political Science and Government2-
Sociology9-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 45 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts3-
Art/Art Studies5$23,100
Fine/Studio Arts13-
Music24$24,900
Music Performance0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 117 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Communication Sciences and Disorders26$53,200
Public Health12-
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor18-
Dietetics/Dietitian17-
Nursing Science44-
Business [+] 381 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management243$86,400
Accounting128$61,700
Taxation10-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total1,399
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 58 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction17-
Educational Leadership and Administration12-
Adult and Continuing Education Administration11-
Educational/Instructional Technology10-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services8-
English Language And Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences1-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Physical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry5-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics3-
Psychology [+] 21 completers-
Psychology18-
Educational Psychology3-
Social Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Economics5-
Geography1-
Political Science and Government7-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 4 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Fine Arts and Art Studies (other)4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)0-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total116
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 43 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist10-
Physical Therapy/Therapist33-
Total120
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 2 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration2-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 5 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music Performance5-
Total7

Graduate Student Population at Northern Illinois

For academic year 2021-2022, total 4,492 students enrolled into Northern Illinois University graduate schools where it has total 17,169 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,896 full-time and 2,596 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,874 male and 2,618 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,4921,8742,618
Full-time1,8968881,008
Part-tme2,5969861,610
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,700 White (60.11%), 338 Black/African American (7.52%), 510 Hispanic (11.35%), 225 Asian (5.01%), and 719 students with other races. 562 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total4,4921,8742,618
American Indian/Native American312
Asian22595130
Black/African American338127211
Hispanic510194316
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White2,7001,0711,629
Two More1054560
Un-Known482820
Non-resident Alien562312250
Northern Illinois University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,284 graduate students (28.58% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 655 graduate students (14.58% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total4,492
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,284
Enrolled Some Online Courses655
Not in Online Courses2,553

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