Northcentral University

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Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation Rates
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Noncredit education offered
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Faculty data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution National University.
Average tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Graduate student tuition and fees
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid14629%$159,829$3,475
Pell grants4629%$159,829$3,475
Federal student loans4528%$238,466$5,299
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Institution did not report non-degree/non-certificate-seeking undergraduate students in 2021-2022.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2021-2022, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment11,578
Undergraduate enrollment106
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment10
Graduate enrollment11,472
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 14%Part-time: 86%Undergraduate Student Gender:Male: 24%Female: 76%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%Asian: 2%Black or African American: 28%Hispanic/Latino: 10%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%White: 44%Two or more races: 5%Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 4%25 and over: 92%Age unknown: 4%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 100%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 45%Part-time: 55%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 100%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 0%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-10d40d238d204d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---24d0d
Organizational Leadership---33d12d
Category total-10d40d308d216d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General---12d5d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance---12d0d
Computer Science---17d1d
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician---13d2d
Information Technology---5d-
Category total---59d8d
Curriculum and Instruction---3d0d
Education, General-130d8d205d338d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-6d-31d38d
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship---0d-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels---3d-
Category total-136d8d242d376d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---4d0d
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-29d-181d29d
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor---0d-
Nursing Administration---3d-
Nursing Practice----0d
Category total-29d-188d29d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration----4d
Category total----4d
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence---10d-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal5d-11d--
Category total5d-11d10d8d
Applied Behavior Analysis---4d-
Developmental and Child Psychology---54d-
Educational Psychology---14d-
Forensic Psychology---69d-
Health/Medical Psychology---31d-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology---46d-
Performance and Sport Psychology----2d
Psychology, General-23d16d93d55d
Category total-23d16d311d57d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration---13d1d
Social Work---8d-
Category total---21d1d
Grand total5198751,139699
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (01/01/2003 - 10/19/2015)
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (06/19/2015)02/16/2029
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (02/08/2021)12/31/2026
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (02/08/2021)12/31/2026
 No Longer Recognized  Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programsAccredited since (06/25/2013)06/25/2018
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  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 4Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 502DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 19
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,349DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,293
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%0.9%4.1%
Number in default140182
Number in repayment4,3744,2814,358
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)