2019 FACTS AND FIGURES

ABOUT NORTHEASTERN

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world. The university’s mission is to educate students for lives of fulfillment and accomplishment, and to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Northeastern in the top 50 U.S. universities for the past five years. Our ranking for 2018 is #40.

PRESIDENT

Joseph E. Aoun

BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR

Richard A. D’Amore, DMSB’76
Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners

ACADEMIC PLAN: NORTHEASTERN 2025

Northeastern 2025 expresses a vision for lifelong learning that will empower humans to be nimble learners, thinkers, and creators beyond the capacity of any intelligent machine.

Key themes include:

Building a diverse, inclusive, global network to share knowledge, skills, and ideas

Learning anytime, from anywhere, with anyone

Pursuing research free of geographic, disciplinary, cultural, and organizational silos

COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

College of Arts, Media and Design

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

College of Computer and Information Science

College of Engineering

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

School of Law

College of Professional Studies

College of Science

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT (FALL 2017)

  • 54,209 applications were received for 2,800 slots in the freshman class
  • 75% of freshmen ranked in the top 10% of their high school class, compared to 38% in fall 2006
  • 18,463 full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and 8,690 full-time, degree-seeking graduate students

DIVERSITY

  • 107% growth in enrollment by students of color since 2006
  • 8,708 full-time, degree-seeking international undergraduates and graduates from 139 countries

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID (2017–2018)

  • Tuition—$48,560; room and board—$15,600
  • Northeastern is providing $263.6 million in financial aid, not loans, for undergraduates. This increased investment has reduced the average debt among all students graduating by 40%.

RESEARCH

  • $140.7 million in external research funding in 2017, up from $48.7 million in 2006
  • 224 external research awards of $1 million or more since 2006

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • 317 active ventures at IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator
  • 1,478 patent applications filed by faculty and students (2006–2016)
  • 50 spinout companies formed by faculty and students since 2006

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND CAREER SUCCESS

  • Students pursued experiential opportunities in 136 countries, up from 60 in 2006–2007
  • Northeastern placed 11,095 students in co-ops, up from 6,301 in 2006–2007
  • The university has 3,153 co-op partners in the U.S. and globally
  • 92% of graduates employed full time or in graduate school within nine months of graduation
  • 54% of 2016 graduates received a job offer from a previous co-op employer

PHILANTHROPY

  • $1.4 billion raised during Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern (2013–2017)
  • 8% alumni participation rate

 

FINANCE (as of June 30, 2017)

  • $796 million endowment
  • $1.1 billion total annual operating expenses

TRADITIONS

  • Motto: Lux, Veritas, Virtus (Light, Truth, Virtue)
  • Mascot: Husky

CAMPUSES

  • More than 90 buildings over 70 acres, with 38 residence facilities and four athletic facilities
  • Regional campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle; Silicon Valley; and Toronto

TRADITIONS

  • Motto: Lux, Veritas, Virtus (Light, Truth, Virtue)
  • Mascot: Husky

CAMPUSES

  • More than 90 buildings over 70 acres, with 38 residence facilities and four athletic facilities
  • Regional campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle; Silicon Valley; and Toronto

FACULTY

  • Nearly 1,500 full-time faculty, with 610 tenured and tenure-track faculty hires since 2006
  • Student to faculty ratio is 14:1, with 67.1% of classes having fewer than 20 students

ALUMNI

  • More than 245,000 alumni in 164 countries
  • 25 domestic alumni communities and 14 international communities

ATHLETICS

  • The Huskies compete in 18 varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level
  • More than 3,000 students participate in 43 club sports and 32 intramural sports