Northern Illinois University

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#1 Overall Score: 100 Best Online Education Programs

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Graduate Education Program Overview

At Northern Illinois University, a public institution, the majority of the online education classes are recorded and archived, so students can access the information on their own time. Ninety-four percent of students are already employed when they first enroll. The application deadline for online education degree programs at Northern Illinois University is rolling.

Quick Stats

Academic year founded 2009-2010
Total enrollment 121
2013-2014 Tuition (per credit) $325 (in-state)
$650 (out-of-state)
Application deadline rolling
Admissions URL
Admissions e-mail

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U.S. News Rankings

Student Engagement rank 7
Student Engagement score 92
Faculty Credentials and Training rank 17
Faculty Credentials and Training score 88
Student Services and Technology rank 6
Student Services and Technology score 76
Admissions Selectivity rank 34
Admissions Selectivity score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.5


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Admissions website
Director of admissions Dr. Bradley G. Bond
Admissions phone (815) 753-0395
Admissions email

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Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 12 full-time
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 8 part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 9
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes
Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Classes include campus-based students Yes
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Graduation rates N/A

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Student Body

Enrollment 121
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution

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Technology & Support

Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support Yes

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Paying for School

Part-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $336
Part-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $672
Full-time tuition (per credit, in-state) $325
Full-time tuition (per credit, out-of-state) $650

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