12/12/12 - Northcentral University Expands Scottsdale Location

Grand Opening Ceremony of Scottsdale Academic and Administrative Center

Scottsdale, Ariz., December 12, 2012 – Northcentral University (NCU), a leading online graduate school, today announced the grand opening of its expanded Scottsdale, Ariz., Academic and Administrative Center. Northcentral University moved into its current location at 8667 E. Hartford Drive in Scottsdale in April of 2011, leasing 26,750 square feet of office space. Due to an increase in its student body over the past year, the University is doubling the size of its center to 54,215 square feet.

The grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, December 12, included a ribbon cutting attended by the Honorable Jim Lane, mayor of Scottsdale, as well as members of the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.

“This is an exciting time for Scottsdale, to have a premier online graduate school like Northcentral University, expanding its presence here. Northcentral University brings additional job growth to North Scottsdale as well as a deep commitment to becoming an engaged member of the community,” said Jim Lane, mayor of Scottsdale.

The Scottsdale campus is home to Northcentral University’s academic and business operations; 220 employee work at the location.

“Northcentral University provides its students with a unique online learning experience,” notes Dr. Scott Burrus, provost and chief academic officer. “Students have been attracted to our one-to-one teaching method based on the Oxford Tutorial Model, where they work directly with their faculty member and not in a team-based setting. Furthermore, 100 percent of our faculty, full-time and adjunct, hold doctoral degrees.”

Northcentral University has received several accolades, including the following rankings by U.S. News and World Report:

• Ranked #5 Business School in Faculty Credentials and Training
• Ranked #6 Education School in Faculty Credentials and Training

While Northcentral University offers bachelor’s degrees, 95 percent of the student body is enrolled in graduate programs.

About Northcentral University
Founded in 1996, Northcentral University is an accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university serving adult students globally. Northcentral University offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business and technology management, education, psychology as well as marriage and family therapy. Degree programs are customized to meet each student’s goals and interests. Courses are taught one-to-one by a member of NCU’s 100 percent doctoral faculty. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit www.ncu.edu or call (888) 628-2078. For program disclosures, please visit www.ncu.edu/GE.

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