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New degrees or professional credentials are closer – and more convenient – than ever!

Looking for educational opportunities close to home? Northern Illinois University offers a wide variety of academic programs, undergraduate and graduate, which are delivered online, at our state-of-the-art NIU Outreach Centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville and Rockford, and other locations across the northern Illinois region.

Whether you’re looking for certificate programs, bachelor’s degree-completion opportunities, or full graduate degrees, NIU’s off-campus offerings deliver the affordable, high quality courses you’ve come to expect and trust.

Working professionals searching for new credentials should check out NIU’s off-campus professional development programs. Certifications and CEUs in your chosen field might be the ticket to career advancement!

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If you have questions regarding NIU's Online or Regional courses, degrees or certificates, please contact Andrew Kopecky.

Andrew Kopecky
Credit Program Coordinator
(815) 753-8788

If you need help getting reacquainted with the academic world or identifying strategies to integrate studies with work and life responsibilities, please contact Mandy Wescott.

Mandy Wescott
Student Success Specialist
(815) 753-5891