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Press Releases

Northcentral University Health Sciences Dean Earns Esteemed Fellowship

Aug 7 2019

Scottsdale, Ariz.  July 30, 2019 – Dr. Laurie Shanderson, Founding Dean of Northcentral University’s School of Health Sciences, has earned a Fellow for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nations’ leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Earning fellow status, the highest standard of professional development, represents fulfilling many requirements, including academic and experiential criteria, continuing education, professional/community involvement, and passing a comprehensive examination.

NCU Announces Ilyasah Shabazz as 2019 Commencement Speaker

Jul 24 2019

The Social Activist and Author Will Herald in NCUs’ Newest Class of Graduates

Scottsdale, Ariz. (July 24, 2019) – Northcentral University and President Dr. David Harpool are thrilled to announce Ilyasah Shabazz as the university’s 2019 Commencement Speaker.

Gallup Study: Northcentral University Alumni Report Superior Outcomes

Mar 18 2019

Research indicates that alumni succeed personally, professionally, and as leaders in their communities

Northcentral University, a Leader in Online Graduate and Doctoral Degrees, Joins the National University System

Jan 7 2019

The National University System welcomes NCU and its innovative online “one-to-one” teaching model as a nonprofit institution; NCU’s programs align with the System’s creation of academic pathways that address workforce needs of quality, accessible programs up to the doctoral level

Northcentral University Launches New Nursing Administration Programs

Dec 4 2018

Two new graduate-level degrees will prepare nurses for leadership roles in the field

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 4, 2018) – Northcentral University (NCU) has today announced the launch of two new graduate programs focused on the field of nursing. Available starting today and on a weekly rolling basis to registered nurses, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership (DNP) will prepare degree candidates to become leaders in the high-demand field.

NCU Launches Daily, Weekly Scholarship Program to Help Aspiring Students Achieve Education Goals

Nov 6 2018

November marks the launch of Give. Receive. Grow. initiative

SAN DIEGO (DATE) – Today, Northcentral University launched a month-long initiative – “Give. Receive. Grow.” – to provide daily and weekly scholarship awards to new students. The program will award a new student a scholarship every weekday, excluding holidays, beginning November 6 of this year. The program will culminate in the announcement of a full-tuition scholarship to be awarded on Dec. 5, 2018.

Northcentral University Launches Four New Graduate Degree Programs in October

Oct 2 2018

School of Business is set to expand, offer more options to new students

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 2)– Beginning this month, Northcentral University (NCU) is expanding its unique, one-hundred percent online curriculum and 1:1 teaching model to include four new graduate degree programs within its School of Business. Designed for professionals interested in growing in their current careers, or shifting into a new field, each program is structured to ensure flexibility and accessibility for nontraditional students. 

NCU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Expands With New Graduate Degree Programs in Social Work and Educational Psychology

Aug 8 2018

August marks the launch of two new master’s degree programs targeted at growth sectors in the global labor market

SAN DIEGO, CA (AUGUST 8) – Social workers and educators face some of society’s most difficult challenges, and as a result, both fields must constantly evolve. From integrated care models to new psychological research on learning, cutting-edge techniques and positive labor trends are driving forces in the growth and increased job opportunities in these professions.

Nonprofit National University System to Acquire Northcentral University, a Leading Academic Provider of Online Graduate Degrees

Jul 17 2018

National University and Northcentral University

The National University System announces an agreement to acquire Northcentral University, known for its innovative online “one to one” teaching model with a focus on master’s and doctoral level degrees; NCU expected to become the System’s fourth university affiliate, expanding the System’s reach to 45,000 students across every state in the nation 


Jun 18 2018

Dr. Kelley Walters Promoted to Dean of School of Business

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 18, 2018) — Northcentral University (NCU), a global online graduate-focused university, is pleased to announce that Dr. Kelley Walters has been named the Dean of its School of Business.