• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Research
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: >10,000

2021 Recognition Categories

  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • Faculty Experience
  • Shared Governance

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

The current senior leadership have made a huge leap forwards in addressing issues of gender-based salary compression, maternity leave, and sexual/gender-based harassment.

President's Statement

At Northern Illinois University, we believe a life-changing education should be accessible to all students. Our outstanding faculty and staff are deeply and tangibly committed to advancing student success and social mobility, creating knowledge and works of art, engaging with our community and preparing society for a century of change. Our caring, welcoming community values and is driven by diversity, equity, inclusion and a commitment to freedom of expression.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 179
  • Fulltime Eps: 824
  • Fulltime Faculty: 890
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 861
  • Adjunct Count: 286

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $65,861
  • Administration: $141,990
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $62,336
  • Non-exempt Staff: $42,138

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 2%
  • Adjunct/Part-time Faculty: 10%
  • 1 Years Recognized

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