North Central College

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General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 3063

Naperville, IL 60566-7063

(630) 637-5800

(800) 411-1861

Fax: (630) 637-5819

Contact: Martin Sauer

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Main Address

PO Box 3063

Naperville, IL 60566-7063

(630) 637-5100

Total undergrads: 2,388

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 529

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,302

Graduate enrollment: 338


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

East Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Interactive media: graphic arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Musical theater B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Small Business Administration B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Organizational Communication B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Japanese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear Medical Technology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Interactive media B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

North Central College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (630) 637-5100
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,888
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,622 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $40,040
Out-of-state Tuition: $40,040
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $25,870

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

North Central College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at North Central College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 94
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Education 152
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
Health Professions and Related Programs 4
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 32
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 7
Grand total 16810

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at North Central College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $40,040
Out-of-state $40,040
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,822
Out-of-state $15,822

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 548 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 548 100% $25,870
Student loan aid 386 70% $7,831

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,612 97% $23,575
Federal student loans 1,736 65% $6,685

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for North Central College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled North Central College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,847 2,871 3,976
Percent admitted 100% 53% 54%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 10% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

North Central College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,888
Undergraduate enrollment 2,615
Graduate enrollment 273

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

North Central College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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