Click here to go back to the home page Click on this link to view the screenreader friendly and text only version of this website

NLU recognized as a top college for return on investment and personal attention

August 27, 2013

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 130 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.


    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
    Info » | Directions »

    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
    Info » | Directions »

    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
    Info » | Directions »

    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
    Info » | Directions »

    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
    Info » | Directions »

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
    Info » | Directions »