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We want your North Central experience to work for you! That’s why we offer more than 90 majors, more than 60 minors, 19 graduate degree programs and six certificate programs—so you’ll have the best chance to find what fits. Our degree programs will help you open your mind, push yourself and get ready for what comes next. It’s all about you. Here, we will help you exceed your personal best!

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Meet current students and recent graduates who’ve had transformational experiences at North Central. They found inspiring faculty mentorship, eye-opening courses, unique learning and leadership opportunities outside the classroom, and more. Join our diverse community of learners!


During Women's History Month, we want to honor our women's wrestling program, which in just five years has become one of the most successful in the nation, attracting student-athletes from across the country. The Cardinals took second at the 2024 National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following their national title win in 2023. Amani Jones ‘25 earned national champion status in the 123-pound weight class. She and several other Cardinals now have their sights set on the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in April.

The North Central College women's wrestling team.
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