About
Since 1861, North Central has been a place where new ideas lead to unlimited possibilities. We’re an independent college dedicated to the power of the liberal arts and sciences to transform students into leaders both in their careers and communities. Our nearly 3,000 students study across more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, with their education made richer by supportive faculty and staff, world-class facilities and countless opportunities to learn beyond the classroom.

Mission
We are a diverse community of learners dedicated to preparing students to be curious, engaged, ethical, and purposeful citizens and leaders in local, national and global contexts.

Why has the enrollment of North Central College grown every year – to more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students?

Incoming students are attracted to North Central College's 59-acre campus for many reasons - its location in vibrant Naperville (IL), 30 miles by train from Chicago; its reputable majors in the fine arts, athletic training, biology, broadcast communications, business, education, English, Japanese, and psychology (to highlight just a few of 55 choices); and, its impressive new facilities for academics, the arts, athletics and residence life.

Students are inspired by faculty members so committed to undergraduate teaching that they rank among the top in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. Students find they can combine majors in ways usually discouraged by other schools. Founded in 1861, North Central College offers endless opportunities for study abroad and obtaining internships. Students find themselves conducting research side-by-side with their professors and attending professional conferences; they quickly realize the phrase "Be Central" is more than just words.