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At National Louis University, we help busy adults succeed in their careers and serve in their communities. It’s why TIME MONEY Magazine lists us among the Top 10 Universities Whose Graduates Make the World a Better Place.*

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Helping Students Gain Professionally and Grow Personally Since 1886

As one of the oldest private, nonprofit universities in Chicago, NLU offers a learning culture that instills confidence and challenges students to attain the highest levels of professional achievement and personal development. Whether you take classes online, on-campus, or a blend of both, you are able to collaborate easily with your instructors and fellow students as you work toward your degree—all at a pace that fits your busy lifestyle.

Victoria Villalpando

Victoria Villalpando ‘14
Grant Writer
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
Chicago, IL

“I hope to further my education by completing a master’s degree program. I also aspire to someday run for office. NLU has prepared me for these aspirations because my course of study taught me the value of community.”

Prior to earning her BA in Human Services, Victoria was uncertain of what university to attend or what career she wanted to pursue. Today, she works for a Chicago-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting education, civic engagement, leadership development, and research.

Moving Upward

NLU firmly believes in the equalizing and uplifting effect of adult higher education on families and communities.

Making a Difference

At NLU, we are proud of the 65,000 living alumni who are using their education to serve others and change lives.

Return on Investment

With mid-career graduate earnings averaging $71,300 a year, NLU was named a top “value-added” university by Brookings Institution.**

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Getting Your NLU Online Degree

As an online NLU student, you’ll progress through your program in an engaging, dynamic, centralized location where you can connect with peers and professors, complete assignments and quizzes, and find whatever else you need to succeed.

From Chicago to the World

Chicago has been NLU’s primary home since 1886, with our flagship downtown campus adjacent to Millennium Park. Five additional campuses in Chicagoland and Florida, plus a growing amount of online programs, allow NLU to help a greater number of busy adults access quality education and support while balancing life’s other priorities.

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