NLU Academics


For more than 125 years, National Louis University has helped people just like you earn a degree. We offer more than 60 career-focused programs in fields like education, business and social services. Whether you are a first-time college student or a working adult, our academic programs are designed to meet your busy schedule and your professional goals.

NLU Degree Programs








NLU Colleges

NLU degree programs are offered through two colleges, each with its own academic focus:

  • National College of Education – One of the largest educators of teachers in Illinois and an active partner with Chicago-area schools.
  • College of Professional Studies and Advancement – Offers degree programs in a wide variety of fields through its three schools: the School of Business and Management, the School of Health and Human Services, and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Harrison Professional Pathways Program

This innovative new program is designed for full-time freshmen with 15 or fewer transfer credits. Students can complete any of NLU's bachelor programs in the areas of business, education, healthcare, social and behavioral sciences and more! The program is designed with a high level of student support to help ensure your personal, academic and professional success. The entire program is being offered at a significantly reduced tuition rate and fits within your busy life with a combination of face-to-face and online coursework. Learn more.

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NLU was created for people just like you: goal-oriented college students and working adults who are ready to take the next step in their personal and professional development.

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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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