Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation. Northeastern has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for graduating students with some of the lowest student debt in the country, and by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranking as the most diverse university in the Midwest. Northeastern is designated by the United States Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. The University has additional locations in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County.