School Overview

Northern Illinois University is a four-year, public institution located in Dekalb, Illinois, about 65 miles from Chicago. Its founding dates back to 1895 when NIU first opened as a normal school. NIU Online offers online degree programs ranging from undergraduate bachelor’s degrees to graduate master’s degrees and postgraduate certificates. A majority of degree programs are offered in a blended learning format, requiring students to attend select face-to-face sessions. Courses follow a semester calendar.

School Details

Location: 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.,Dekalb, IL 60115-2828

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission



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