• Address: 2488 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, California 92106

  • Phone Number: 866-776-0331

  • Website: https://www.ncu.edu/

About

Northcentral University was founded in the year 1996. The university focuses only on distance learning and it is striving hard to serve students with the quality education worldwide. Innovation, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability are said to be the four pillars of the university.

  • The vision of the university is to provide unprecedented access to the US regionally accredited higher education.

  • The university has an innovative and creative training system. It also encourages the students to seek solutions to the challenges which will improve the quality of the programs offered.

  • University acceptance rate is 66%. The student-faculty ratio of the university is 17:1.


Online Education at Northcentral University

The university has been helping the students worldwide by providing online education and helping them to achieve their goals. The coursework is updated and can be accessed at any time of the day.


Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below.

  • The teacher’s style of teaching is great. They continuously interact with the students and give feedback for their improvement. The course structure is new and updated.

  • The cost of online programs are higher than traditional on-campus colleges but it balances for not having to attend the classes on campus.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

San Diego, California

FAFSA/Federal School Code

038133

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Institutional Accreditation

WSCUC

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Programmatic Accreditation

ACBSP, COAMFTE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.ncu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Programmatic accreditations are as follows.

  • Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • Doctors and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE).

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 17: 1
Total Population 1,111
Student Population Full Time: 903 Part Time: 208
Gender Division Male: 43 % Female: 57 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 44 %

The College Monk

Female: 52 %

Total Graduation Rate: 48 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Northcentral University (NCU) offers 227 online programs across 13 Majors

Accounting

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Business Management

Offering 63 programs accross 5 degrees

Psychology

Offering 26 programs accross 5 degrees

Education

Offering 80 programs accross 5 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 10 programs accross 2 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 22 programs accross 4 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Northcentral University (NCU) Acceptance Rate is 66%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $25

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 799
Total Applicants Admitted 528
Applicants Enrolled 220
Full time Applicants Enrolled 218
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 2
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Northcentral University (NCU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 24
Number of students submitting ACT scores 198
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 11%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 89%
SAT Math 490 average 430 - 550 range
SAT Critical Reading 500 average 440 - 560 range
ACT Composite 22 average 19 - 25 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Northcentral University Admission ProcessNorthcentral University admission is the first and most important step that every student will take in order to achieve their academic goals. The University feels that the admission process should be comfortable and easy. Candidates have to carefully look into all the requirements and make sure they are ready before they apply for the program which suits them the best. The university offers both degree programs and nondegree programs. The admission process and requirements are mentioned below.

Non–Degree Admission

Candidates who wish to apply for an individual course and not seeking a degree can apply for this process. It is very important that the candidate have an email id in order to send and receive attached files and proper internet connection

Admission Process for Non – Degree courses

  • Students have to first complete the online application upon which a personal identification number will be generated
  • Candidates have to use their email address and the personal identification number for further purpose
  • Candidates should also send their official transcripts from previous schools attend with help of university’s transcript request form
  • All the international applicants should have a credential evaluation and should submit an English Proficiency exam score.
  • Once the application has been submitted and all the related transcripts, the university’s Enrollment Advisor will review the application and inform (via email) the candidates whether he/ she is eligible and the total number of credits awarded
  • Eligible candidates will receive an enrollment packet which consists of an official printable letter of acceptance or electronic enrollment agreement
  • Candidates will receive a proposed degree plan and also the candidates have to review the first and second courses
  • Candidates are also asked to make initial tuition payment either by eCheck or credit card
  • University starts offering courses every Monday and each student will be guided by Enrollment Specialist to get access to the student Web site and to schedule courses
  • An orientation will be held for the student which will give the details related to the internal message system, writing centre, library, bookstore, university documents and course syllabus. Academic Advisor is available for every student to help throughout the program.

Bachelor’s Degree Admissions

The University provides various bachelor’s degree programs for students to study. The university accepts International applicants and Military applicants for admissions provided the applicants submit all the necessary documents and transcripts.

Admission Process for Bachelor’s Degree courses

  • Students have to first complete the online application upon which a personal identification number will be generated
  • Candidates have to use their email address and the personal identification number for further purpose
  • Candidates should also send their official transcripts from previous schools attend with help of university’s transcript request form
  • All the international applicants should have a credential evaluation and should submit an English Proficiency exam score.
  • Once the application has been submitted and all the related transcripts, the university’s Enrollment Advisor will review the application and inform (via email) the candidates whether he/ she is eligible and the total number of credits awarded
  • Eligible candidates will receive an enrollment packet which consists of an official printable letter of acceptance or electronic enrollment agreement
  • Candidates will receive a proposed degree plan and also the candidates have to review the first and second courses
  • Candidates are also asked to make initial tuition payment either by eCheck or credit card
  • University starts offering courses every Monday and each student will be guided by Enrollment Specialist to get access to the student Web site and to schedule courses
  • An orientation will be held for the student which will give the details related to the internal message system, writing centre, library, bookstore, university documents and course syllabus. Academic Advisor is available for every student to help throughout the program.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Admissions

Candidates having a conferred bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution can apply for Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs. The university accepts International applicants and Military applicants for admissions provided the applicants submit all the necessary documents and transcripts.

Admission Process for Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs

  • Students have to first complete the online application upon which a personal identification number will be generated
  • Candidates have to use their email address and the personal identification number for further purpose
  • Candidates should also send their official transcripts from previous schools attend with help of university’s transcript request form
  • All the international applicants should have a credential evaluation and should submit an English Proficiency exam score.
  • Once the application has been submitted and all the related transcripts, the university’s Enrollment Advisor will review the application and inform (via email) the candidates whether he/ she is eligible and the total number of credits awarded
  • Eligible candidates will receive an enrollment packet which consists of an official printable letter of acceptance or electronic enrollment agreement
  • Candidates will receive a proposed degree plan and also the candidates have to review the first and second courses
  • Candidates are also asked to make initial tuition payment either by eCheck or credit card
  • University starts offering courses every Monday and each student will be guided by Enrollment Specialist to get access to the student Web site and to schedule courses
  • An orientation will be held for the student which will give the details related to the internal message system, writing centre, library, bookstore, university documents and course syllabus. Academic Advisor is available for every student to help throughout the program.

Master’s Degree Admissions

Candidates should have a conferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in order to apply for master’s degree programs. The University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the school of business has two options for admission. The two options are:

  • Direct Entry: Applicants can immediately start the Master of Business Administration (MBA) if the applicants have completed bachelor’s degree in business from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

  • Evaluation Track: Candidates can also start with their program even though the applicant has not met the direct entry requirements with the help of SKS5001-8 degree plan.

The university accepts International applicants and Military applicants for admissions provided the applicants submit all the necessary documents and transcripts.

Admission Process for Master’s Degree courses

  • Students have to first complete the online application upon which a personal identification number will be generated
  • Candidates have to use their email address and the personal identification number for further purpose
  • Candidates should also send their official transcripts from previous schools attend with help of university’s transcript request form
  • All the international applicants should have a credential evaluation and should submit an English Proficiency exam score.
  • Once the application has been submitted and all the related transcripts, the university’s Enrollment Advisor will review the application and inform (via email) the candidates whether he/ she is eligible and the total number of credits awarded
  • Eligible candidates will receive an enrollment packet which consists of an official printable letter of acceptance or electronic enrollment agreement
  • Candidates will receive a proposed degree plan and also the candidates have to review the first and second courses
  • Candidates are also asked to make initial tuition payment either by eCheck or credit card
  • University starts offering courses every Monday and each student will be guided by Enrollment Specialist to get access to the student Web site and to schedule courses
  • An orientation will be held for the student which will give the details related to the internal message system, writing centre, library, bookstore, university documents and course syllabus. Academic Advisor is available for every student to help throughout the program.

Post-Master’s Certificate Admissions

Candidates should have a conferred masters or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution. The university accepts International applicants and Military applicants for admissions provided the applicants submit all the necessary documents and transcripts.

Admission Process for Post Master’s certificate courses

  • Students have to first complete the online application upon which a personal identification number will be generated
  • Candidates have to use their email address and the personal identification number for further purpose
  • Candidates should also send their official transcripts from previous schools attend with help of university’s transcript request form
  • All the international applicants should have a credential evaluation and should submit an English Proficiency exam score.
  • Once the application has been submitted and all the related transcripts, the university’s Enrollment Advisor will review the application and inform (via email) the candidates whether he/ she is eligible and the total number of credits awarded
  • Eligible candidates will receive an enrollment packet which consists of an official printable letter of acceptance or electronic enrollment agreement
  • Candidates will receive a proposed degree plan and also the candidates have to review the first and second courses
  • Candidates are also asked to make initial tuition payment either by eCheck or credit card
  • University starts offering courses every Monday and each student will be guided by Enrollment Specialist to get access to the student Web site and to schedule courses
  • An orientation will be held for the student which will give the details related to the internal message system, writing centre, library, bookstore, university documents and course syllabus. Academic Advisor is available for every student to help throughout the program.

Doctoral Admissions

Candidates who wish take admissions for Doctoral degree programs under School of Education, School of Business, Department of Psychology, and Department of Marriage and Family Therapy under School of Social and Behavioral Science should have the determined master degree in the necessary fields.

Admission Process for Doctoral degree programs

  • Students have to first complete the online application upon which a personal identification number will be generated
  • Candidates have to use their email address and the personal identification number for further purpose
  • Candidates should also send their official transcripts from previous schools attend with help of university’s transcript request form
  • All the international applicants should have a credential evaluation and should submit an English Proficiency exam score.
  • Once the application has been submitted and all the related transcripts, the university’s Enrollment Advisor will review the application and inform (via email) the candidates whether he/ she is eligible and the total number of credits awarded
  • Eligible candidates will receive an enrollment packet which consists of an official printable letter of acceptance or electronic enrollment agreement
  • Candidates will receive a proposed degree plan and also the candidates have to review the first and second courses
  • Candidates are also asked to make initial tuition payment either by eCheck or credit card
  • University starts offering courses every Monday and each student will be guided by Enrollment Specialist to get access to the student Web site and to schedule courses
  • An orientation will be held for the student which will give the details related to the internal message system, writing centre, library, bookstore, university documents and course syllabus. Academic Advisor is available for every student to help throughout the program.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the university in the form of Scholarships, Grants, and loans.

Students looking for the financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form with the Northcentral University Federal School Code 002369.

The Several scholarship opportunities provided by the university include NCU's Unstoppable Scholarship, Celebrate Diversity Scholarship, Resolution Reboot Scholarship, Dream Big Scholarship, Spring Forward Scholarship and so on.

The Federal Aid include Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loans.

The Military Aid include Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program.

The Institutional Aid include Spring Forward Scholarship and No Limits Scholarship.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,488 An Undergraduate student. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $4,880 U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $4,880 U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans Varies U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Spring Forward Scholarship Varies Master’s or Doctoral degree program Scholarship essay, video or audio file April 30th, 2019
No Limits Scholarship $20,000 Master’s or Doctoral degree program Essay submission before deadline July 30th, 2019

Data Source: https://www.ncu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI BIll $7,506 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Graduate studies Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,174 Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.ncu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $14,974
$30,001 - $48,000 $16,097
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,641
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,903
Over $110,000 $20,989

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 37% $4,071
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $13,461
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 40% $4,226
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $10,202
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 78% $7,142
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 77% $5,711
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,827
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 22 $7,062
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 22 $7,062

Data Source: https://www.ncu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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