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Category: Degree Completion Programs
Identifying equity as a top priority, NIU aims to close graduation gaps for students of color, first-generation college-goers and low-income students. University leaders, including NIU President Lisa Freeman, recently joined representatives from 25 community colleges and universities throughout northern Illinois as part of the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative led by the Partnership for College...
A new partnership between College of DuPage and Northern Illinois University provides an opportunity for students to complete 30 hours of NIU course work combined with additional COD courses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology. “We...
NIU President Doug Baker and SVCC President Scott Hellmich, sign agreements Tuesday that create new pathways to degrees for SVCC students.
A pair of new agreements between Sauk Valley Community College and Northern Illinois University will make it easier for SVCC students to earn college degrees that will set them on the path to career success. In a ceremony Tuesday, the two institutions signed a new degree completion program that will allow some SVCC students to...
NIU President Doug Baker and McHenry County College President Vicky Smith celebrate a new transfer program.
Northern Illinois University and five northwest suburban community colleges have teamed up to offer a new path for students seeking degrees in business administration. The agreement was unveiled Friday at NIU-Hoffman Estates with representatives from NIU, Elgin Community College, William Rainey Harper College, College of Lake County, McHenry County College and Oakton Community College on...
Northern Illinois University today announced a new partnership with five northwest suburban community colleges that allows students at Elgin Community College, William Rainey Harper College, College of Lake County, McHenry County College and Oakton Community College who complete an associate’s degree in business to transfer seamlessly and complete their bachelor’s degree at NIU-Hoffman Estates. The...
  Northern Illinois University is anticipating a large turnout of prospective students and guests at its Spring Open House on Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the admissions office is seeking staff volunteers to help with the event. “Due to the high student interest in NIU’s Spring Open House Friday, we...
We’ve Got That: I want opportunities for hands-on learning
If you’re on the fence regarding where to go to college, who better to help influence your decision than real college students sharing their university experiences? Since June 2013, employees from Northern Illinois University Admissions and the Division of Marketing and Communications have been partnering with students to create a new campaign focused on taking...
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Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy Education (LTCY) is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching degree which will lead to an initial license in elementary education. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program will be starting a new cohort during the Fall 2013...
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NIU has expanded its summer catalog with 60 undergraduate and 140 graduate courses offered across northern Illinois and online. A wide variety of courses are available beginning Monday, June 17, including classes from five colleges: Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts. Locations for...
NIU President John Peters and John Gosciniak at the December commencement ceremony.
NIU’s innovative Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) with an emphasis in public safety recently celebrated a significant milestone – the graduation of its first student. John Gosciniak of Naperville served as a marshal at the university’s December graduation in recognition of his high academic achievement in the program. The BSAM in Public Safety...
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Taking a preview course before starting training for a new career is a little like taking a new car for a test drive – informative and helpful. Northern Illinois University’s Department of Special and Early Education in the College of Education is offering people the chance to “test drive” the Early Childhood Studies program by...
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Northern Illinois University and Waubonsee Community College have agreed to develop a process that will allow NIU students who transferred from Waubonsee without associate degrees to earn the two-year degree using credit from NIU courses. “We are launching a pilot project this fall that will help qualified NIU students earn an additional credential by transferring...
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