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Northern Illinois Student Outcomes

Dekalb, Illinois

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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
50% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Northern Illinois University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 26% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 50% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 56% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Northern Illinois University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Northern Illinois University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

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Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,600 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Northern Illinois University
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $37,400 per year
after 7 years $39,600 per year
after 8 years $43,600 per year
after 9 years $45,500 per year
after 10 years $47,600 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Northern Illinois University students who are working and no longer in school is $47,600, which is 39% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

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Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$23,859
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
67%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$246 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
61% vs. 47% national average

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147703 IPEDS survey data for Northern Illinois University.