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Education Designed to Support the Whole You

  • Why Choose NU?

    National University offers a holistic approach to student support, well-being, and success, called “Whole Human Education.” It means we’ll be with you side-by-side, every step of the way, helping break any barriers you face in achieving your education.

    We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable, higher education to adult learners.

    Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 200,000 alumni worldwide.

    We customize education plans that include adaptive instruction, holistic student support, and competency-based credentialing. At NU, you’ll be better positioned to stay on track and accomplish your specific academic goals.

  • Our 5 Pillars of Support

    At NU we support the whole you so you can become the best you. Our support ecosystem encompasses these five aspects of well-being:

    • Financial
      • NU students have access to 1:1 assistance for navigating the financial aid process, plus access to scholarships, generous transfer credits, and more.  
    • Academic 
      • We support students with academic resources to help them excel in their studies. This includes individual coaching, time management support, and free tutoring.
    • Career 
      • From career counseling to resume and cover letter review to interview preparation, our career services, alumni mentoring network, and job portal are designed to help you succeed. 
    • Family & Community 
      • We understand the personal and family challenges faced by our students. That’s why we offer unique four-week course formats so that you can balance family, work, and school.
    • Social & Emotional
      • Our student wellness services provide free, on-demand remote mental health counseling, 1:1 solutions-focused counseling, and other resources that support social and emotional health.
  • Student Testimonials

    Here are some testimonials from graduates who have experienced success firsthand as a result of earning a degree from National University:

    “Earning my associate, bachelor’s, and master’s from NU has increased not only my writing abilities, knowledge, and professional network, but it allowed me to become more competitive for promotions.”
    LaGarian S.,
    Class of 2018, Military Servicemember

    “My education at National has opened up more opportunities that I didn’t have before. It has challenged me to complete assignments while still being employed full time.”
    Jasmine Q.,
    Class of 2019

    “I have successfully been hired by a company for my dream position.”
    Brittany S.,
    Class of 2019


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