Company Overview

Our main campus is located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue. National Louis University was established over 130 years ago, and is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We feature a second campus in Tampa, Florida that was established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts. NLU’s Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida.

We offer more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five colleges: the National College of Education, the Graduate College of Business, the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, and the Undergraduate College. We are one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest, helping students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their personal and professional goals.

The NLU Mission

National Louis University is an inclusive, innovative community providing educational opportunities that inspire and empower all learners as they prepare for and advance in meaningful lives and productive careers.

NLU Values

  • Innovation: As we work to understand and address urgent educational challenges in a diverse and dynamic global era, we refuse to be bound by existing structures or traditional thinking. We apply research and evidence to create forward-looking, sustainable solutions to these challenges.
  • Access: From its founding, NLU has strived to expand access to higher education, especially for those who have historically encountered barriers due to geography, marginality, or economic status. We embrace and build upon the strength that comes from a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
  • Excellence: At NLU, we hold ourselves accountable to bringing each student to a high level of academic achievement and career success. This means we are committed to providing the highest quality academic experience and support services to each student. We continuously work to improve our processes and outcomes.
  • Equity: We believe everyone should have a fair and equal chance at succeeding. Therefore, we provide supports to ensure all of our students have the opportunity to achieve their professional goals and aspirations.


National Louis University is a private, non-profit, independent institution serving a diverse population of approximately 9,000 students from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. As one of the nation's most innovative institutions of higher education, NLU prepares leaders — predominantly adult learners — to address tomorrow's challenges in the context of increasing globalization. We are always looking for those who share our mission in providing quality higher education through teaching, scholarship, community engagement and service excellence. Join our team of faculty and staff and help us create opportunities for our students.

National Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Company Summary
National Louis University
Number of Employees
(847) 947-5490
1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL