Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and among the largest in the United States. The University offers approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs covering a wide variety of subjects.
Programs and information are available at campuses throughout California and Nevada. Students outside of those areas who are interested in pursuing a degree online can find program information, gain educational counseling, and apply for admission at National University locations in Georgia, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
More than 70 programs are available online, enabling you to pursue a National University education from anywhere in the world.
National University is a leader in online education. Online Education Database ranks our online undergraduate offerings first among U.S. institutions.
Since 1977, National University has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the same body that accredits all of the major universities and colleges in California, Hawaii, and Guam.
National University faculty members are recognized for their accomplishments in academia and the workplace.
23,000 full-time equivalent students are currently enrolled.
More than 130,000 graduates comprise an international alumni network.
National University has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine. The University provides reduced tuition for on-base courses for qualified military students.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs offer areas of study in:
- Business and Management
- Engineering, Technology and Media
- Health and Human Services
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Professional Studies