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North Central College begins academic year with near-record number of students

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

North Central launches new mobile app for students, campus community

North Central has launched its first mobile app, North Central College Mobile, giving users on-the-go access to campus information and resources.

North Central College has launched its first mobile app, North Central College Mobile. Available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, the app places campus news, videos, maps and other resources at the fingertips of students and community members.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

North Central College student inspires fresh confidence in young students

Danara Barlow ’15 (center) with students in Project Better
Recipient of North Central’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Human Service, Danara Barlow ’15 created Project Better to inspire and prepare youth for college.

By giving hope to young residents of the Joliet neighborhood where she grew up, Danara Barlow ’15 has become a hometown hero.

As the recipient of North Central College’s 2014 Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Human Service, Barlow was awarded a budget of $2,500 to fund work in human rights and service. With her funds, she created Project Better, a program that focuses on inspiring youth and preparing them for college.

Alums share #NCCBucketList of experiences with first-year students

Some new members of the Class of 2018
Recent North Central College alumni have recommended a “bucket list” of experiences for the new Class of 2018 students to help them become Cardinals for Life.

Recent North Central College alumni have recommended some #NCCBucketList of experiences for the new Class of 2018 students to help them become Cardinals for Life.

Here are their recommendations:  

Prominent, bestselling authors coming to campus this fall

North Central College hosts several noted authors—some are also recognized actors, TV personalities and a musician—in partnership with Anderson’s Bookshops.

This fall, North Central College welcomes to campus several noted authors—some are also recognized actors and a musician—as part of the College’s partnership with Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville. The authors will discuss and sign copies of their latest books.

Here’s the lineup:

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2015

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition.” The guide surveys more than 130,000 college students nationwide to determine the top 15 percent of about 2,900 four-year institutions nationwide.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Registration underway for North Central’s fall noncredit courses

Noncredit computer course, taught by North Central's Kristina Bonn
Register now for North Central College’s fall noncredit courses, offered September to December on a variety of subjects and designed for children to adults.

Registration has started for North Central College’s fall Community Noncredit Program. Courses on a variety of subjects are offered from early September through December and designed for children to adults.

“It’s a great time to start planning for fall with our catalog now available in homes and online,” says Deanna Taylor, the College’s Community Education program director. “From one-day business workshops to ongoing classes with topics on computers, health, wellness, languages and lectures, you can find just about any topic of interest during the evening and weekends.”

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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