A credit union's ability to earn money affects its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, increasing its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Credit unions that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY scored 10 out of a possible 30, coming in below the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's outperforming its peers in this area.