Aurora University Profile

Aurora University (AU) is a major regional provider of educators, nurses, social workers and business leaders. It established an evening program in 1947, one of the nation's first evening programs at a liberal-arts college.

AU has the following Colleges and Schools:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- George Williams College
- College of Education (School of Health and Physical Education)
- College of Professional Studies (including: Dunham School of Business; School of Nursing; School of Social Work)

Aurora University offers a variety of graduate programs including the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Master of Arts in Teaching with Certification (M.A.T.C.), Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (M.A.C.I.), Master of Science in Recreation Administration (M.S.), Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.), Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Doctoral Degree in Education (Ed.D.), etc. Undergraduate programs are offered in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Elementary Education, English, Finance, General Education, Organizational Management, Philosophy, and more.

Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree levels. The education programs are accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The B.S.N. program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The B.S. in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE). The B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Aurora graduates have gone on to study at some of the top ranked institutions such as DePaul University, Duke University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Aurora University is placed among Tier 2 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News & World Report (2011).