Our center in Rockford offers programs to NIU students and the community. NIU Rockford is conveniently located near the intersection of I-90 and Rt. 39. We make it easy to take classes toward an NIU degree program, hold your business event or attend one of our community programs.
NIU Engineering @ RVC is a community-based, industry-integrated workforce development solution for the Rockford region. NIU joins with local higher education and manufacturing and aerospace industry partners to offer an NIU bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, taught by NIU faculty on the campus of RVC.
NIU EIGERlab, Small Business Development Center and SCORE
In Rockford, EIGERlab provides product development, business acceleration and co-working services to aspiring innovators and small business owners. Serving as a one-stop shop for small business, NIU also houses offices for the Small Business Development Center and SCORE, offering free counseling and support services for entrepreneurs.
Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
NIU supports social innovation though our strong partnership with NICNE, offering non-credit leadership development courses, capacity-building services, consulting for non-profit organizations and collaborating with regional partners on community change and social justice initiatives.