Future Students

Through our portfolio of industry-aligned degree programs in Charlotte, Northeastern brings over a century of experience and leadership to deliver transformative opportunities for our students and inspire them to delve deeper, sharpen their focus, and pursue greater academic challenges.

Northeastern has a history of forward thinking in adult professional education, which extends to best practices in flexibility and convenience of delivery. As a not-for-profit University, our unique hybrid curriculum of on-line and in-class experiential learning is what today’s professional is asking in a graduate education.

Northeastern’s worldwide network extends to more than 90 countries and includes more than 3,000 corporate partners with ties to Charlotte community and the world beyond.

Ranked as a top 50 national research university and a leader in providing career services to our students, Northeastern has been advancing career for over 100 years. Our graduates are well positioned to meet the diverse demands of careers in academia, industry, and the professions.


Northeastern University is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  Some degree programs also hold professional accreditations awarded by specialty agencies. To view the full list of programmatic accreditation click here.

Northeastern operates a campus in Charlotte, NC and has been issued a regular license by The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to offer graduate programs.  Licensure is granted to institutions meeting North Carolina Standards and includes specific guidelines and requirements related to faculty qualifications, delivery formats, resources and services, and other academic matters. Therefore, programs at Northeastern University-Charlotte may differ than those offered at other Northeastern campuses.  For example, some programs may only be offered in certain delivery formats, and students attending North Carolina-Charlotte may be subject to additional degree requirements.  For more information, please contact Northeastern University-Charlotte at 980.224.8468.

Active Military & Veterans

The service that military veterans provide to our nation is crucial to our way of life. At Northeastern University, we strive to answer that service with opportunity.

For nearly a century, Northeastern University has been dedicated to the education of our nation’s veterans and servicemembers. During both the first and second World Wars, the government implemented the Student Army Training Corps and the Army Specialized Training Program at Northeastern. Northeastern’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was created in 1951 and quickly became the largest such program in the nation, with more than 2,800 cadets. In the early 1960s, the university aligned with the Servicemember Opportunity College criteria necessary to serve a post-war influx of veterans seeking educational opportunities.

Northeastern offers a unique experiential education model in co-op, flexible learning opportunities on campus and online, and programs that help veteran students adjust to civilian life, obtain degrees, and find meaningful employment. Northeastern regularly graduates veterans who are the most highly skilled and sought-after employees in their fields, finding careers in finance, accounting, economics, infor­mation technology, international relations, security, and more. With our unique focus on sustain­ability, security, and health, our undergraduate and graduate degree programs concentrate in areas where veterans’ service and experience give them a distinct advantage.

Explore our Active Military & Veterans page.

Supportive Environment

Northeastern University understands that it takes a village to raise a graduate student and we work hard to create a supportive environment for all of our students—whether they take classes on-ground or online. We have resources to enrich your experience and tools to help you succeed such as, free online tutoring, mobile counseling from the writing center, and disability services; as a Northeastern University student and alumni you have lifetime access to the #1 career services office in America. For a complete listing of all resources and tools available to Northeastern University – Charlotte students visit our Current Students page.

In addition to these resources as a Northeastern University – Charlotte student you have a designated local advocate to help you navigate and best utilize university resources. Carlie Houchins, Director of Student Affairs and Faculty Services, serves as the main point of contact for regional students.

Hear first hand the student experience at Northeastern University – Charlotte in this short video.

Return on Investment

Education is the greatest investment one can make! Here are some facts about the return on investment for education:

  • Salary Increase: Our online students report a salary increase of 38%
  • Federal Reserve Analysis (2012): Individuals with advanced (e.g. graduate) degrees currently earn on average 30% more than those with only a bachelor’s.
  • U.S. Department of Labor 2013 Data: Unemployment rate for individuals holding a master’s degree was only 3.4% in 2013, compared to 6.1% for all workers.
  • Researchers such as Richard Florida, Enrico Moretti, and Edward Glaeser have continued to find that higher levels of education lead to greater civic engagement, societal well-being, longevity, health, and regional economic prosperity.

Georgetown Study: Center on Education & The Workforce: In 2002, a Bachelor’s degree-holder could expect to earn 75% more over a lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma. Today, that premium is 84%.  On average:

  • HS Graduate = $1.3 million over a lifetime.
  • Associates Degree = $1.7M
  • Bachelor’s Degree = $2.3M
  • Master’s degree = $2.7M ($500k more than bachelors)
  • Doctoral degree = $3.3M
  • Professional degree= $3.6M

Regional Dean and CEO, Dr. Cheryl Richards discusses the ROI on grad school in this short video.

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