Northern Illinois University - Main Campus

Dekalb, IL4 years

School Type: Public

Online + Campus

Religious Affiliation: None

Accredited: Yes

Website: www.niu.edu/

NIU's online B.A. degree in Political Science is targeted at students with an Associate's degree, focusing on Politics & Governance. Its emphasis on transfer student support and varied electives taught by notable faculty offer a solid program for those looking to complete their education online.

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Northern Illinois University Quick Facts

Admission Rate

70.45% of applicants were admitted in the last academic year, indicating a moderately selective admissions process.

70.45%

Graduation Rate

50.78% of students graduated within the expected timeframe, reflecting strong student engagement and support.

50.78%

In-state Tuition

The average tuition for full-time students is $12,478 per academic year.

$12,478

Out-of-State Tuition

The average tuition for full-time students is $12,478 per academic year.

$12,478

School Size

Our school has a total enrollment of 11,819 students, providing a vibrant and diverse community.

11,819

Average Earnings

Graduates report an average earning of $49,800in their first year after graduation.

$49,800

Admissions Overview

Admission Rate Overall70.45%
ACT Scores Midpoint MathNot Provided
SAT Scores Average OverallNot Provided
SAT Scores Midpoint MathNot Provided
ACT Scores Midpoint EnglishNot Provided
ACT Scores Midpoint Writing7
SAT Scores Midpoint Writing465
ACT Scores Midpoint CumulativeNot Provided
SAT Scores Midpoint Critical ReadingNot Provided

Northern Illinois University Financial Aid & Loans

Student Loans

Federal Loan Rate
50.31%
Loan Principal
$16,250
Students with Any Loan
90.405%

Median Debt

Completers Overall
$22,162
Non-completers
$9500

Median Debt by Income

Income 0 - 30,000
$18,000
Income 30,001 - 75,000
$16,000
Income > 75,000
$15,000

Median Debt by Student Type

Dependent Students
$15,000
Independent Students
$20,344
Pell Grant Recipients
$18,567
No Pell Grant
$15,000

Median Debt by Gender

Female Students
$17,125
Male Students
$15,000

Median Debt by Generation

First Generation Students
$16,750
Non-First Generation Students
$15,000

Northern Illinois University Student Demographics & Diversity

Student Demographics

A breakdown of student population by race.

Student Size: 11,819+

45.8%
22.0%
20.3%
6.1%
4.0%
1.2%
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%

Northern Illinois University Graduate Earnings

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Mean Earnings by Bracket

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