Distributed Learning

Credit Hours Through Distributed Learning Modes

Distributed Learning Hours

Online Degree and Certificate Programs

NIU offers eight online degree programs, five of which meet the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) definition of distance education programs, but have not yet been formally approved.


2011 3-Year 5-Year By 2020
Increase in online certificate and degree programs 8 Add 3 - 5 Add 6 -12 Add 12 - 25
Total of 49 

For more details view the Regional Impact, Outreach, Engagement and Graduate Education (PDF) Working Group Report and the Academic Programming Working Group Report