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About NCU

Student Centric. Regionally Accredited. Nonprofit.

Northcentral University was founded in 1996 with the goal of offering higher education to working professionals around the world, and today is a proud affiliate of the private, nonprofit National University System based in La Jolla, California.

NCU delivers a premier online educational experience with doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy, technology and health sciences.

With no physical residency requirements and weekly start dates, courses are taught one-to-one by an NCU professor with a doctoral degree. NCU’s unique one-to-one learning model is founded on the proven power of mentoring, ensuring a rigorous academic environment that is both personalized and professionally relevant.

NCU is regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, NCU also has several programmatic accreditations. For complete details, visit Accreditations.

According to a 2018 Gallup study on NCU’s alumni, our graduates report that they are deeply interested in the work they do, tend to be more engaged in their workplace, and have overall stronger career outcomes. Many also become more involved in their communities by volunteering or participating in public service since completing their program. View the entire Gallup study

Interested in learning more? Contact one of our Enrollment Advisors at 866.776.0331 or request information.

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