Northwestern College (Illinois)

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Northwestern College (NC), formerly Northwestern Business College, is a private, for-profit institution of higher education offering associate in applied science degree programs and certificate programs. It has no affiliation with Northwestern University.

Campus locations[edit]


The Bridgeview campus, located at 7725 S. Harlem Avenue serves the southwest suburbs as well as those residing in the communities surrounding Midway Airport.


The Chicago campus is located at 4829 N. Lipps Ave in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the northwest side of the city.

Virtual Campus[edit]

The Virtual Campus is a form of distance education which allows students to earn their degrees while taking classes online.


The College consists of four academic schools:

  1. the School of Commerce & Technology offers associate degrees and certificates
  2. the School of Legal Studies offers associate degrees and certificates
  3. the School of Health Sciences offers associate degrees and certificates
  4. the School of Nursing offers an associate degree

NC offers associate degrees in the following programs:[1]

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Executive Accounting
  • Health Information Technology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal
  • Radiologic Technology

NC offers certificates in the following programs:[2]

  • Coding Specialist
  • Massage Therapy
  • Paralegal

Services to students[edit]

Northwestern College has resources available to support students from enrollment to graduation and even beyond. Among them are:

  • academic advising
  • financial assistance
  • financial planning
  • peer and professional tutors
  • counseling services
  • services for students with disabilities
  • clubs, organizations, and honors societies
  • new student orientation
  • lifetime employment assistance
  • library/resource center
  • college bookstore



  1. ^ Associate Degree Programs, Northwestern College. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  2. ^ Certificate Programs, Northwestern College. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
  3. ^ "Northwestern College". The Higher Learning Commission. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Study in the States". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

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