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The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, Northeastern is accredited through these disciplinary bodies:

If you have questions regarding accreditation at Northeastern Illinois University, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at (773) 442-4890.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440

Northeastern Illinois University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit April 17-18, 2017, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Northeastern Illinois University has been accredited by HLC since 1961. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to the following address:

Public Comment on Northeastern Illinois University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by March 17, 2017.

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