Graduates earn 5,283 degrees, certificates from Northern Illinois University

About 18.3 percent of the 5,283 degrees and certificates handed out by the Northern Illinois University in 2016-17 were to students in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services programs, making them the most popular programs that yea


About 18.3 percent of the 5,283 degrees and certificates handed out by the Northern Illinois University in 2016-17 were to students in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Dekalb conferred 614 bachelor's degrees and 355 master's degrees in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication and Rhetoric. Data shows the school gave out 235 bachelor's degrees in Speech Communication and Rhetoric, followed by 215 master's degrees in Business Administration and Management, General and 211 bachelor's degrees in Psychology, General.

The university enrolled 19,015 students for 2016-17, including 14,079 in undergraduate programs and 4,936 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Accounting
195
116
-
311
Business Administration and Management, General
64
215
-
279
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
126
-
-
126
Finance, General
83
-
-
83
Management Science
77
-
-
77
Operations Management and Supervision
69
-
-
69
Taxation
-
24
-
24
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
614
355
-
969
18.3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
191
-
-
191
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
177
-
-
177
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
100
-
-
100
Dietetics/Dietitian
59
13
-
72
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
49
19
-
68
Nursing Science
-
53
-
53
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
32
-
32
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
29
-
-
29
Public Health, General
-
18
-
18
Audiology/Audiologist
-
8
-
8
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
-
1
-
1
Health Professions and Related Programs total
605
144
-
749
14.2
Special Education and Teaching, General
46
49
-
95
Elementary Education and Teaching
91
1
-
92
Reading Teacher Education
-
63
-
63
Educational/Instructional Technology
-
57
-
57
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
36
20
56
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
22
25
-
47
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
-
42
-
42
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
41
-
41
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
18
9
-
27
Curriculum and Instruction
-
25
-
25
Education, General
-
15
-
15
Art Teacher Education
12
2
-
14
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
-
13
-
13
Educational Evaluation and Research
-
8
-
8
Health Teacher Education
5
-
-
5
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
-
2
-
2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
-
1
-
1
Education total
194
389
20
603
11.4
Mechanical Engineering
118
53
-
171
Industrial Engineering
37
82
-
119
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
64
16
-
80
Engineering total
219
151
-
370
7
Computer Science
109
102
-
211
Information Technology
-
130
-
130
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
109
232
-
341
6.5
Political Science and Government, General
83
8
-
91
Sociology
81
7
-
88
Economics, General
51
7
-
58
Anthropology
18
16
-
34
Geography
14
9
-
23
Social Sciences total
247
47
-
294
5.6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
235
14
-
249
Journalism
31
-
-
31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
266
14
-
280
5.3
Psychology, General
211
37
-
248
Educational Psychology
-
5
-
5
Psychology total
211
42
-
253
4.8
Fine/Studio Arts, General
57
9
-
66
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
35
3
-
38
Music Performance, General
30
1
6
37
Music, General
3
31
-
34
Art/Art Studies, General
19
1
-
20
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
-
2
-
2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
1
-
-
1
Visual and Performing Arts total
145
47
6
198
3.8
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
116
-
-
116
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
-
31
-
31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
116
31
-
147
2.8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
116
27
-
143
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
116
27
-
143
2.7
Human Development and Family Studies, General
114
6
-
120
Apparel and Textiles, General
9
-
-
9
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
123
6
-
129
2.4
Chemistry, General
39
13
-
52
Geology/Earth Science, General
17
18
-
35
Physics, General
9
10
-
19
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
13
-
-
13
Physical Sciences total
78
41
-
119
2.2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
111
-
-
111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
111
-
-
111
2.1
English Language and Literature, General
76
28
-
104
English Language and Literature/Letters total
76
28
-
104
2
Engineering Technology, General
84
-
-
84
Engineering/Industrial Management
-
12
-
12
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
84
12
-
96
1.8
Mathematics, General
54
18
-
72
Statistics, General
-
11
-
11
Mathematics and Statistics total
54
29
-
83
1.6
Law
-
70
-
70
Legal Professions and Studies total
-
70
-
70
1.3
Public Administration
-
44
-
44
Human Services, General
21
-
-
21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
21
44
-
65
1.2
History, General
48
10
-
58
History total
48
10
-
58
1.1
Spanish Language and Literature
26
-
-
26
French Language and Literature
8
2
-
10
German Language and Literature
4
-
-
4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
38
2
-
40
0.8
Environmental Studies
36
-
-
36
Natural Resources and Conservation total
36
-
-
36
0.7
Philosophy
6
14
-
20
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
6
14
-
20
0.4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
5
-
-
5
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
5
-
-
5
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