Northeastern University is a private research university that consists of eight colleges, all of which are located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university was established in 1898 as the “Evening Institute for Younger Men”, a title that would go through a number of alterations until 1935 at which time Northeastern University became the official and permanent title. Northeastern is currently at the forefront of a number of academic disciplines including urban management and Interdisciplinary Studies. The institution is also well known for its number one ranked Cooperative Education programs. These programs allow students to spend semesters as paid interns in order to gain valuable work experience which will carry over to coursework. These programs are responsible for the university’s excellent reputation in combining real world experience with education. Northeastern also features a beautiful, award winning campus which covers an area of more than 70 acres. The university is currently ranked 80th in the nation by US News and World Report. Programs and Degrees Offered Northeastern University offers more than 65 programs online in Business, Science, Health, Communications, and Education. With that said the most popular choices follow the institution’s focus on business and entrepreneurship and are in Business Administration, Accounting, Information Technology, and Human Resources Management. Degrees and Certificates offered by the online university include Associate Degrees, Bachelors of Science degrees as well as 18 month fast track programs for Bachelor’s degrees in Health Management, Leadership, and Management. Master’s degrees and Graduate Certificates are offered in a wide range of disciplines while Doctoral degrees are offered only in Education and Physical Therapy. Accreditation Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Cost of Attendance Costs of attendance in Northeastern University’s online programs vary with college and degree program. For undergraduate degrees, the average cost of an Associate’s Degree for both colleges is $25,280 and the average price for a Bachelor’s Degree is $50,560. As for the post graduate degrees, the average price for Master’s Degree is $33,820 and Doctoral Degrees typically cost $21,690. Financial Aid Northeastern offers a number of grants and scholarships for students who show either academic merit and/or financial need. Grants are also available through state and federal channels. The university assists students in their location and acquisition of grants, scholarships, and loans should they be necessary. Student Satisfaction The vast majority of Northeastern University students find great satisfaction with their chosen degrees. Satisfaction is also expressed towards the online education systems as well with opportunities for internships and Cooperative education.