Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a public state university located in Chicago, Illinois. Northeastern Illinois University serves approximately 9,500 students. NEIU has one of the longest running free form community radio stations. Northeastern Illinois University offers Undergraduate and master's degrees in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Management, and the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. Northeastern Illinois has an active participation in Athletics it competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for 20 years until joining the more high-profile National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1988. After a transitional season at the Division II level, NEIU moved its athletic program to Division I.