North Central College

Naperville, IL
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North Central College Review

Naperville, IL, 30 N Brainard St
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A
A-
Excellent

North Central College is a small, private, four-year university enrolling 2,962 students and offering 68 degrees in Naperville, IL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at North Central College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
287 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
32
Business Administration and Management
40
Business Administration, Management and Operations
47
Economics
27
Finance
24
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
19
International Business
17
6
Marketing/marketing Management
53
Organizational Communication
14
Small Business Administration/management
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
245 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
East Asian Studies
1
History
14
International/global Studies
8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
24
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
8
Philosophy
6
Political Science
17
Psychology
111
Religion/religious Studies
6
Social Sciences
10
Sociology
38
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
164 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
2
Art Studies
8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
3
Art Teacher Education
0
Creative Writing
16
Curriculum and Instruction
5
Educational Leadership and Administration
10
0
Elementary Education and Teaching
31
English Language and Literature
10
French Language and Literature
2
German Language and Literature
6
Japanese Language and Literature
6
Liberal Arts
2
12
Music Teacher Education
8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
5
Spanish Language and Literature
7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
4
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
27
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
86 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
6
Analytical Chemistry
1
Biochemistry
12
Biological and Physical Sciences
0
Biology
30
Chemistry
6
Mathematics
13
Physics
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Art and Design
69 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
22
Graphic Design
28
Music
10
Musical Theatre
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
68 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
54
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
29 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
5
Computer Science
18
0
Management Information Systems
2
1
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
23 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
10
Radio and Television
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Engineering
1 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (The Feinberg School of Medicine - Chicago, IL) National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
BA in Music, BA in Theatre, Class of 2015

Career development office--very helpful; alumni network that spans the country; majors/minors in business, leadership, ethics, masters degrees in business and technology (and others)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology & Religion , Class of 2000

There is a career center there but I have no clue what tools they have.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1996

Close contact with faculty, student resource center

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2013

I majored in Sociology because it is a subject that interests me, not because it was a career choice. I want to be a zookeeper. I just wanted to graduate.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Communications, Class of 1991

Diverse student body. High turn-over in staff.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Music, BA in Theatre, Class of 2015

Small liberal arts college near Chicago--a mix of very rich and very poor, but all very in love with the school. A tight-knit community of students and alums.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology & Religion , Class of 2000

Liberal arts majors with lots of drama, music, and art studies.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1996

Mostly residential, traditional age students, culture fairly studious and service based

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2013

It was very preppy, a lot of more wealthy kids. Most kids were from the surrounding suburbs so it was easier to live at home and save money.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
BA in Music, BA in Theatre, Class of 2015

Constantly building new dorms, in the process of a complete overhaul of academic buildings--new science center, revamped classroom buildings. Music building was built purely for fundraising...gorgeous concert hall, no practice rooms, studios, or locker rooms. dorms ranged from brand new to severely beaten and old. Dining hall was literally the worst.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology & Religion , Class of 2000

The computer lab was awesome when I attended, but I don't know how they are now. The dorms are fine; they get better the further along you get in your college years. The dining hall was pretty horrible when I attended, but it now has top notch chefs. The classrooms were average.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 1996

A lot of renovation and new development has occurred, things are very modern

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2013

The buildings at the school were pretty old, so there were limits to what could be done in some of the buildings. However, they had very good facilities!

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
BA in Music, BA in Theatre, Class of 2015

Division 3 marching band (!!!), Focus (the Christian worship group), union activities board. Big events were homecoming, block parties, spring fest.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology & Religion , Class of 2000

I would say the community involvement is unique. Naperville offers so many cool opportunities for students to pair up with hospitals, museums, labs, and grade schools for real world studies. I did three independent studies in my four years involving following a local band and ended up married to the radio show DJ from the college station that introduced me to the band members. We are going to see the band at House of Blues this weekend,my husband still uses his promotion skills he learned in his career, and I support our North Central by attending ask any of the performances they offer through the recently expanded theater program.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology, Class of 2013

I have no idea I'm not much of a joiner!

Rated January 2016
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