The Colleges

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Salzburg College

Salzburg College is a small, private institution in Salzburg, Austria, specialized in offering quality international education programs in the American university tradition. Since 1971 Salzburg College has welcomed over 10,000 students from around the world, primarily from the United States of America.

Salzburg College was originally founded as an extension campus for Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University and has since become an independent institution of higher education with over 150 partner colleges and universities in the United States.

2013 marked a milestone for Salzburg College with the decision to collaborate with the Intercultural College of the University of Salzburg to offer its first full degree programs in Intercultural Studies. In 2015 Salzburg College began offering its first own postgraduate certificate programs. The next milestone was the start of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Fall 2017.

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a public research university in DeKalb, Illinois. It was founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state’s system for producing college-educated teachers. In addition to the main campus in DeKalb, it has satellite centers in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford, and Oregon.

The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 240,000 alumni. Many of NIU’s programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. NIU is one of only three public universities in Illinois that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports, Division I. The university’s athletic teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Rankings
National:
· Forbes #621
· Times/WSJ #601-#800
· U.S. News & World Report #231-#300, 38 in Engineering Programs
· Washington Monthly #248
Global:
· U.S. News & World Report #671