Northern Illinois University

Dist 428-NIU Partnership

The Partners

School District #428

School District #428 serves students from the DeKalb, Malta and Cortland communities. It is considered a “Large Unit” district, with a total enrollment in Fall 2002 of 5,282 students in eleven schools.

The student body in District #428 reflects the increasingly diverse community it serves. In Fall 2002, slightly more than one quarter of all district students were members of a minority group (African-American, Latino, Asian or Native American).

More than 338 certified educators teach in District #428 schools. More than half hold master’s degrees, and the average amount of classroom experience per teacher is more than 12 years.

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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University is a major, comprehensive teaching and research institution serving more than 25,000 students. Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, and with its main campus just one hour west of Chicago in DeKalb, Illinois, NIU also operates outreach centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon, Illinois.

Chartered in 1895 as a teacher’s college, NIU today is one of the nation’s largest and most highly-regarded public universities, with memberships in the prestigious National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), and the Universities Research Association (URA).

The university’s academic program consists of seven degree-granting colleges that together offer 51 undergraduate degree programs and 70 graduate degree programs, including 10 Ph.D. programs, doctoral degrees in Education and the Juris Doctorate (law degree).

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