Northeastern Illinois University

Public, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the Northeastern Illinois tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Northeastern Illinois's tuition & fees is $12,383 for Illinois residents and $22,726 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $32,743 for Illinois residents and $43,086 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Northeastern Illinois Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$12,383
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$22,726
Books & Supplies Costs$2,400
On-campus Room & Board$10,742
On-campus Expenses$7,218
Off-campus Room & Board$5,040
Off-campus Expenses$7,218
2023-2024 Estimates
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$12,710
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,312

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Northeastern Illinois for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $96,506 at Northeastern Illinois. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $178,444. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $144,337.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$23,273$42,190$33,965
Sophomore (2024-25)$23,833$43,759$35,336
Junior (2025-26)$24,406$45,395$36,769
Senior (2026-27)$24,994$47,101$38,267
4 Years Total$96,506$178,444$144,337
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$23,833$43,759$35,336
Sophomore (2025-26)$24,406$45,395$36,769
Junior (2026-27)$24,994$47,101$38,267
Senior (2027-28)$25,595$48,881$39,835
4 Years Total$98,828$185,135$150,206
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$24,406$45,395$36,769
Sophomore (2026-27)$24,994$47,101$38,267
Junior (2027-28)$25,595$48,881$39,835
Senior (2028-29)$26,211$50,738$41,474
4 Years Total$101,206$192,114$156,345
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$24,994$47,101$38,267
Sophomore (2027-28)$25,595$48,881$39,835
Junior (2028-29)$26,211$50,738$41,474
Senior (2029-30)$26,842$52,676$43,190
4 Years Total$103,641$199,396$162,766
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$25,595$48,881$39,835
Sophomore (2028-29)$26,211$50,738$41,474
Junior (2029-30)$26,842$52,676$43,190
Senior (2030-31)$27,488$54,699$44,985
4 Years Total$106,135$206,994$169,483

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Northeastern Illinois' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,638.
Northeastern Illinois University$12,383$22,726
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Northeastern Illinois and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicago, IL$12,383$22,726
SUNY College at Old WestburyOld Westbury, NY$8,379$18,289
State University of New York at OswegoOswego, NY$8,769$18,679
Framingham State UniversityFramingham, MA$11,630$17,710
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GA$5,392$16,114
Minnesota State University MoorheadMoorhead, MN$10,236$10,336
Washburn UniversityTopeka, KS$9,578$20,582
University of North GeorgiaDahlonega, GA$5,009$15,441
California State Polytechnic University-HumboldtArcata, CA$7,913$19,793
Morehead State UniversityMorehead, KY$9,838$14,706
Virginia State UniversityPetersburg, VA$9,755$22,006

Financial Aid and COA

At Northeastern Illinois University, 3,062 students (66%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,032.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Northeastern Illinois is $35,054 for students living on-campus and $29,352 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 295 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $15,143 and the average amount of student loans is $6,513.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$32,743$43,086
COA (off-campus)$27,041$37,384
Tuition & Fees$12,383$22,726
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,360$20,360
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,658$14,658
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,711$35,054
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,009$29,352
Average Financial Aid$8,032$8,032
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,06266%$8,032
Pell Grants2,34151%$4,411
Federal Student Loan1,02222%$7,237
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid29594%-
Grants or Scholarships26785%$15,143
Federal Grants21869%$5,508
Pell Grants21869%$5,347
Other Federal Grants4916%$719
State/Local Grants23675%$5,024
Institutional Grants26685%$6,229
Student Loan Aid289%$6,513
Federal Student Loans279%$6,495
Other Student Loans1-$7,000
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level207207$11,308
110,001 or more00-

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Northeastern Illinois's acceptance rate is 62.11%. A total of 3,399 applicants applied to and 2,111 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 330 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 15.63%.
To apply to Northeastern Illinois, 2 items are required - Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate62.11%55.28%67.42%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)15.63%18.13%14.04%
Secondary school GPAConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Northeastern Illinois University has a total of 5,756 students including 4,207 undergraduate and 1,549 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,504 male students and 3,936 female students attending Northeastern Illinois. The school offers online degree programs and 2,079 students enrolled online exclusively (36.12% of all students).
Total6,440 2,5043,936
Undergraduate4,608 1,9172,691
Graduate1,832 5871,245

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5500 N Saint Louis Ave, Chicago, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered79 Programs
Graduate Program Offered37 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate62.70%
Student Population5,756
Graduation Rate18%
Retention Rate63% (Full-time), 19% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties271 (Full-time), 257 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs917 (Full-time), 287 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$78,806
Average Staff Salary$67,794