[ROSEMONT, IL] – Northwestern College, a career-focused two-year college in Illinois announced today that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has awarded the College itsComplaint Free Award for 2013. This honor is awarded exclusively to BBB Accredited Businesses. Northwestern College, which has been educating Chicagoland students now for over 111 years, maintains two campuses in the Chicagoland area including Bridgeview and Chicago (Jefferson Park), as well as NC Online. With nearly 1,500 students and 250 employees, the school has been a fixture in higher education in Illinois for both the twentieth and twenty first centuries, and a consistent recipient of this BBB award.
“I wish to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of our Board of Directors and staff for your support of marketplace integrity and self-regulation,” Steve J. Bernas, BBB President & CEO noted in the award letter.
Northwestern College has been family-owned since its inception in 1902. In 1958 it was purchased by Violet Schumacher who was both an alumnae in the late 1930’s and later an employee and administrator. The institution has remained in the Schumacher Family since that time. In 1978 Violet’s son Lawrence Schumacher was elevated to the position of President, a position he maintains still today.
“We are honored to once again receive the Better Business Bureau’s Complaint Free Award, this time for the year 2013,” commented Lawrence Schumacher, President. “For over 111 years Northwestern College has strived to prepare and empower our diverse student body to pursue their professional and educational goals. Today’s Better Business Bureau Complaint Free Award for 2013 is a remarkable testament to the commitment we have to our students.”
About Northwestern College:
Northwestern College (NC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, http://www.ncahlc.org. The college offers focused career-oriented associate degree and certificate programs with flexible schedules and a supportive faculty. Day, evening, weekend, online classes and online programs are available. More information can be found at www.northwesterncollege.edu or by calling toll-free (888) 205-2283.