Community College Partnerships

Programs Offered

Our community college partner agreements mean you can start your four-year degree at a community college near you and seamlessly transition into a Huskie before you graduate. Even if you don’t complete your associate’s degree at your community college, we have reverse transfer partnerships with 7 community colleges.


Elgin Community College

B.S.Ed. in elementary education with bilingual/ESL endorsement

Harper College

NIU Programs Offered at University Center at Harper College

Highland Community College

  • Nursing

Kishwaukee College

2 Degrees in 3 Years program

  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Elementary education
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Rock Valley College

University Center of Lake County

B.S. in applied management in instructional technology, training and evaluation


Elgin Community College

M.S. in education — special education

Waubonsee Community College

University Center of Lake County

  • Graduate certificate in postsecondary developmental literacy and language instruction
  • School business management licensure program (non-degree and expedited)
  • M.S.Ed. in school business management
  • M.S.Ed. in literacy education (Reading teacher/reading specialist)
  • M.S.Ed. in instructional technology (K-12 Library Info Specialist)
  • M.S. in educational research and evaluation
  • Ed.D. in community college leadership
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