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Northeastern University

Boston, MA

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How Colleges Spend Money

The graph below shows the Administrative Cost Per Student at Northeastern University. This is a measure of expenditures per student for day-today executive operations of the institution, not including student services or academic management.

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FIRE Speech Rating

Northeastern University earns a Red speech code rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).

A red light institution is one that has at least one policy both clearly and substantially restricting freedom of speech, or that bars public access to its speech-related policies by requiring a university login and password for access.

FIRE evaluates colleges and universities' "speech codes," or written free speech policies, for how well they protect students' freedom of speech. ACTA believes an institution's commitment to free expression correlates with its commitment to academic excellence, facilitated through the free exchange of ideas.

NOTE: mission statement is split for each college within the university. CoS mission: "Across a culture of respect and equity, we are solving the greatest challenges of our planet, with groundbreaking fundamental and applied research. Through innovative, research-linked, experiential education, our students are empowered to be confident, entrepreneurial, problem-solvers, with flexible skills for a vast set of careers." CoSSH mission: "Out students are global citizens creating and curating knowledge and shaping solutions to the world's most pressing problems." According to its gen ed mission, Northeastern University says, "The goal of NU Path is to develop in our students the knowledge and skills to be lifelong learners with success in many careers, to be thoughtful global citizens, and to be fulfilled human beings. It offers students the flexibility to integrate general education learning into their individual educational journeys while maintaining the rigor of high standards through defined learning outcomes, making NUpath a unique tool for personalized enrichment." [Source]

Curriculum last evaluated: 9/19/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.