Northwestern College (NC) is a private, institution of higher education founded in 1902 by J.F. Fish to support Chicago’s rapidly developing business community through the provision of specialized training to men and women interested in a career in business. With three campuses located in the greater Chicago area, NU is able to service the business education needs of a great number of students who are able to earn their certificates or degrees in as short a time as one to two years.

Apart from its three campuses, NC also maintains a virtual campus or an online learning facility that provides distance education and allows students to earn their degrees wherever they are by taking classes online via the Internet.

Maintaining the same high quality of education and teaching that its on-campus classes are known for, NC’s online programs are also committed to providing cutting-edge associate degrees to busy working students who desire a better career for themselves. Associate degrees available online include Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration; Associate degree in Criminal Justice; and Associate degree in Health Information Technology (HIT).

All classes are developed in a flexible online format that will allow students to access their coursework anywhere they are. Students can complete their studies and earn their degree whether they are at home, at work, or even while on vacation, for as long as they have access to an Internet connection.
Depending on the degree program chosen, tuition rate ranges from US$410 to US$710 per credit hour. Every student is charged a quarterly resource fee of US$65. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.

Northwestern College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.