El Centro is one of Northeastern’s four locations in the Chicago area. Founded in the 1960s, it has evolved into a comprehensive center serving our students and the community. El Centro offers an array of academic course offerings, recruitment and admission programs, academic support and co-curricular programs for students, and outreach initiatives for the neighboring community.
Access to Opportunity
Northeastern is aware of the growing needs of our students and the community. The University has worked to meet those needs through El Centro's new location in the Avondale neighborhood.
Expanding El Centro's academic and community programming
El Centro's modern facility includes:
- technology-enhanced classrooms
- state-of-the-art laboratories
- inviting student lounge and study spaces
- a computer lab
- Library Resource Center
- comfortable meeting rooms and gathering spaces
- faculty and staff offices an outdoor, third-floor terrace
Empowerment Through Learning
At El Centro, students can take classes during the day, evening and weekend. In addition to the general education program, students can work on obtaining their bachelor's degree on any of the following majors through a flexible schedule.
El Centro serves the community through instruction and outreach programs. English as a Second Language and computer literacy workshops are offered to the community as well as seminars on education, health, housing and technology.
In collaboration with community-based organizations, El Centro seeks to improve the lives of Latinos living in the Avondale, Hermosa, Humboldt Park and Logan square communities, and surrounding neighborhoods.