NIU’s Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development delivers credit and non-credit programs – both online and face-to-face – at convenient locations across the region. The Division also creates partnerships with community colleges and K-12 schools to create seamless educational transitions and grow the pipeline for high-demand careers.
Meeting the needs of working adults with off-campus classes throughout the region
Providing undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs off-campus
Expanding access to degree programs and credentialing through convenient learning technologies
Creating award winning online courses for NIU faculty and external clients
Creating partnerships that increase 4-year degree completion
Working with 2-year colleges to identify region's greatest educational needs
Enhancing careers with award-winning credentialing programs
Teaching middle and high school students how to develop video games while increasing STEM skills and providing a vision for future STEM careers.
Increasing the talent pool in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Reaching out to schools and families with innovative events and programming
Teaching educators how to enhance STEM classes
Meeting university goals for increasing off-campus enrollment
Developing and promoting high-demand degree completion programs