FINANCIAL AID RATE100%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO14:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE2
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$22,298
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
North Central College (NCC)
8057 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, IL
North Central College, located in Naperville, Illinois, is a private liberal arts college founded in 1861 and originally known as Plainfield College. The school has had two name and location changes over the years, with the final one taking place in 1926. The school is located the a 19th century settlement that is considered among the best places to live in America. The picturesque backdrop provides a quaint atmosphere for students while maintaining and active downtown city life through family owned shops and fine dining establishments. The school is dedicated to educating its students so that may become informed and productive members of society.
North Central College provides students with a liberal arts education that allows students to choose from one of 55 offered majors. Such programs take approximately four years to complete and blend a mix of elective, general education, and lower and upper division courses to form a curriculum. Students may also choose to take on additional courses and earn a minor degree in an additional area of study. Minor degrees are useful for exploring secondary interests or studying an area that augments one's major. Graduate level programs are also available.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at North Central are encouraged to visit the campus and meet with an advisor prior to submitting an application for admission. Students may submit a physical or digital copy of the application, and the information provided, along with transcripts and tests scores, will be used to determine if a student will be admitted for the following fall semester.
Students will also participate in an admissions interview, the substance of which will also be taken into consideration when determining enrollment. Application are reviewed and responded to as promptly as possible, with admitted students receiving confirmation and additional information to start their academic careers. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarship. Student in need of financial assistance must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the start of each academic year in order to be considered.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates NCC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at North Central College is around 2,900 students, with undergraduate students making up about 92% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $40,000-$48,000 per year
- Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$24,670|
|Receiving Student Loans||68%||$7,409|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, North Central College may offer services to students like:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
North Central College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (College Conference of Illinois and Wisc)
- Basketball (College Conference of Illinois and Wisc)
- Football (College Conference of Illinois and Wisc)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
- Other Sports
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by North Central College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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