NLU recognized as a top college for return on investment and personal attention
The College Database announced its list of the top Illinois colleges with the highest financial return on investment, and National Louis University was recognized for providing high quality education at an affordable price. The university also was recognized as a top Illinois college with the best student-teacher ratios.
College Database, a free, non-commercial website, used a 20-40 metric to determine the distinction of providing high quality education at an affordable price. The website researched Illinois colleges and universities with annual tuition of less than $20,000, and whose new graduates’ average starting salary was more than $40,000. They found that National Louis students enter the workforce earning an estimated $43,000 per year after graduation, ranking it among the top five of all Illinois post-secondary schools.
National Louis also was listed as one of the top colleges in Illinois with the best student-teacher ratios. The criteria for the recognition were that each college or university on the list had a total enrollment exceeding 5,000, with averages less than 20 students per faculty member. National Louis ranked #3 in Illinois, with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1.
“For more than 125 years, National Louis has been dedicated to providing quality, affordable and personalized education to adult learners – many of whom might not otherwise be able to afford higher education,” said Nivine Megahed, National Louis president. “We are pleased to earn this recognition and continue to offer our students an exceptional education that gives them a learning atmosphere dedicated to personal attention and success.”
According to its website, the College Database is dedicated to providing current and future post-secondary students and their families with accurate and valuable college- and career-related information. They use the most highly respected, authoritative data sets from the federal government and the Carnegie Foundation. Their primary sources and partners also include the National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated PostSecondary Education Data System.