Lifetime Career Assistance

Our students are eligible for job placement assistance upon completion of their first quarter, but our efforts do not stop there. We also offer externship opportunities that provide real-world experience, allowing students to get a taste of their field and develop a list of professional contacts.

Additionally, students can take advantage of our articulation agreements with a number of 4-year colleges and universities within the Chicago area, applying the credits they earned toward additional degrees. Alternatively, if they want to enter the workforce immediately, we will help students land a rewarding job once they graduate, and advance into new positions long after their studies at Northwestern College have ended.

Regional Accreditation

“Don’t let the name mislead you – Regional Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation an online or brick-and-mortar institution can obtain, and is recognized throughout the country. Regional associations accredit mainly nonprofit, degree-granting institutions in specific geographic areas ( Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, or Western).”

— ClassesUsa

We are Regionally Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and are a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about our Accreditations and Approvals.

Convenient Online Degrees

We offer online degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Health Information Technology that allow you to complete your coursework at the time and place that is most convenient for you. Our Flexible Scheduling allows you to earn a degree while still maintaining your responsibilities.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We strive to make our educational programs as affordable as possible, in addition to offering a variety of financial aid packages. Each year, we make available approximately four million dollars in scholarship monies, in addition to grant and loan opportunities that help offset the cost of a college investment.

Towing & Roadside Assistance

What do you do when you’re in school and you need towing or roadside assistance?  Well, with our program, it’s not even a concern.  Simply call the towing company and tell them that you want your NWCollegeOnline discount.  Simple as that!  If they won’t give it to you, call another towing company.

Valuable Career Training

Northwestern College is constantly evaluating and adjusting curriculum to meet the needs of the current job market, providing education in fields with great opportunity for growth and advancement. We are committed to providing training in growing fields, in which there is a great need for qualified workers. We also strive to offer quality instruction; each of our available programs has earned accreditation or approval from a related professional organization.