National Report Shows Northeastern Illinois University is a Top Producer of Ethnically Diverse Graduates
CHICAGO - Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is among the top universities in the United States in the number of bachelor's and master's degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, according to Diverse - Issues in Higher Education's annual publication of the "Top Degree Producers 2012."
Northeastern Illinois University values the inclusion of a broad spectrum of students, staff and faculty in the life of the University. NEIU is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest, and the University is a federally designated Hispanic serving institution.
"We encourage the open and respectful expression of ideas and differences in thoughts, experiences and opinions," Northeastern Illinois University President Sharon Hahs explained.
The University's undergraduate programs are ranked in 14 categories, while the graduate programs hold the number one spot in three categories.
Northeastern Illinois University's national rankings, provided by 2010-2011 preliminary U.S. Department of Education data, are as follows:
|16||Hispanic||Public Administration and Social Service Professions|
|27||Hispanic||Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies and Humanities|
|31||Hispanic||Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics|
|32||Total Minority||Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies and Humanities|
|32||Hispanic||Accounting and Related Services|
|34||Total Minority||Public Administration and Social Service Professions|
|37||African American||Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies and Humanities|
|44||Hispanic||Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services|
|71||Hispanic||All Disciplines Combined|
|1||African American||Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies|
|1||Total Minority||Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies|
|1||African American||Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics|
|3||Hispanic||Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies|
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the nation and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.