Northeastern University, a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in the year 1898. It started its distance education program in 1974 and is now the best online college for non-traditional learners and working professionals. The University mascot is Paws, the Husky.
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Popular Programs and Degrees Online
Northeastern University Online offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate programs and doctorate degrees through its eight graduate schools, six undergraduate colleges and two part time divisions. It is a leader in urban engagement, experiential learning and interdisciplinary research.
NU offers various online programs through the various colleges affiliated with it. Some of the online undergraduate programs offered by this university are: Associate in Business Administration, Finance, Science, Human Resources Management, and Liberal Arts; Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Science and Technology, Management and Leadership, and Health and Health Care. Online Masters Degree programs offered by NU are: Master of Science in Communications, Education, Criminal Justice, Business, Engineering, Information Science and technology, Business, Management and Leadership, Liberal Arts and Nonprofit and Public Administration. Online Doctoral degrees offered by the university are Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Education.
Tuition fees are dependent on the degree program. Some programs might cost more than the others, but the average fees range from $16,000 to $47,000. However, financial aid is available through Yellow Ribbon funding, merit scholarships, endowed scholarships, and need based grants.
Awards and Recognition
- In 2002, the Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems was designated an Engineering Research Center by the National Science Foundation.
- Since 2002, Northeastern has received three major awards for design excellence including the 2005 Harleston Parker Medal from the Boston Society of Architects.
- In 2004, Northeastern was one of six institutions to be selected by the National Science Foundation as an engineering research center in nanotechnology.
- In 2008, Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science and was selected as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research by The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- In 2009, a team of NU College of Computer and Information Science students won the 2009 Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
- In 2009, a team of NU undergraduate business students took first place in the B-School Beanpot case competition (the school’s 10th win out of the last 13 competitions).
- In 2009, a team of NU undergraduate business students took first place in the Stockholm School of Economics International Case Competition.
- In 2009, a team of NU undergraduate engineering students took first place in the Chem-e-car competition.
- In 2010, a team of NU students took first place in both the 2010 Northeast Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and the 2010 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
- Nikesh Arora – SVP and Chief Business Officer, Google
- Biz Stone – Co-Founder of Twitter
- Jeff Clarke – former EVP, Hewlett-Packard; CEO, Travelport
- Shawn Fanning – founder, Napster
- Bob Graham- former EVP, Sun Microsystems
- Roger Marino – co-founder, EMC and former part-owner, Pittsburgh Penguins 
- Srinath Narayanan – principal, Canaccord Adams
- Bill Norman – founder and COO, Intellisis
- William O’Shea- EVP, Lucent Technologies
- David Ferriero – 10th Archivist of the United States
- Demetrius J. Atsalis – Member of the Mass. House of Representatives (served 1998 – present)
- Thomas Calter – Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (served 2007 – present)
- Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera – Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (served 1998 – present)
- Patrick Duddy – U.S. Ambassador
- Richard Egan – U.S. Ambassador
- James Franklin Jeffrey – U.S. Ambassador
- Lyndon LaRouche – Perennial presidential candidate
- John O. Pastore – Governor of Rhode Island
- Leslie Winner – North Carolina State Senator
- Margot Botsford – Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
- Linda Dalianis – Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court
- Dana Fabe – Chief Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
- Edward Hennessey – Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
- Peter T. Zarella- Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
- Gregory Jarvis – Astronaut
- Eugene F. Lally – Rocket scientist and inventor of digital photography
- Albert Sacco – Astronaut
- Hans R. Camenzind – Inventor of the 555 timer IC
- Mark P. Fitzgerald – Vice Admiral, and Director, Navy Staff for the United States Navy (previously served as the Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, from 2004 until 2006)
- Richard I. Neal – United States Marine Corps four star general (served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1996 to 1998)
- Eddie Andelman – Sports radio talk show host (MBA Degree)
- Michelle Bonner – ESPNEWS/Sports Center anchor
- Fred Cusick – Sportscaster
- Richard Daniels – former President, The Boston Globe
- Jane Curtin — movie actress and founding member of Saturday Night Live
- Patrice O’Neal — Comedian and actor
- William M. Fowler – Author, Professor, and Former Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society
- Marquis Cabrera – President and Founder, Foster Skills, Inc.
- Ed Barry – 1946–47 Boston Bruins, National Hockey League (NHL)
- Steven Langton – 2010 Olympian, Bobsled
- Reggie Lewis — Boston Celtics
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