National University

National University

We’re proud to be San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university, founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Capt. David Chigos. Our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

Top reasons to study here

  • Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.
  • Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.
  • Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

About

History

National University is a San Diego-based nonprofit founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Chigos. As the largest private nonprofit university in San Diego, our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. A pioneer in the digital space, we’ve offered online classes for more than 20 years.

Education

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster. Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Research

Our mission is to build a culture of inquiry and foster data-informed decision making by providing research services, expertise, and coaching to the National University community in support of the college’s institutional effectiveness. The National University Office of Institutional Research conducts a variety of research activities in support of the college’s mission, strategic directions, and initiatives, and responds to ad hoc research and consultation requests from the campus community.

Career

The Career Services team offers quality career and internship resources to help students and alumni identify and fulfill their career goals. We will help you define your unique potential for success and foster lifelong professional and career development skills. You will benefit from our innovative workshops, exceptional support, expanded employment opportunities, and community partnerships.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

  • National University provides a wide range of services and resources to assist you in attaining your educational goals.
  • Student Concierge Services is your one-stop center for all of your questions about National University. Student advocates are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight Pacific. Live phone support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Library services

Find books, e-books, reference materials, and videos in the library catalog. Refine your results by material type, date, and more.

Medical services

At National University, we believe holistic wellness is integral to student learning and success. Wellness is a practice that’s cultivated over time.

Accreditation

Earn your degree from a private nonprofit that’s accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Student Reviews

Very passionate, curious, dynamic and social
N/A N/A rated 4 out of 5 stars

My student life was beautiful. Lucky me, i didn't have the pay the taxes of the university because I had high grades. I liked my university but not so much because i was expecting more interesting classes. Most of the classes were theoretical and the teachers didn't accept other opinions than in their books which were writed 20 years ago. I don't want to generalize. Few...

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Bel Guirao Segrelles rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good option if you want to combine it with work or internships.

A Privileged as a Civil Engineering Student
Jerry Jr. Catap rated 4 out of 5 stars

Knowing my university is included in the University Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the finest association in present, is such a privileged to study there. All of the facilities are ready and we have different buildings per program so students can't really overlap with each other. As a Civil Engineering student, I couldn't really ask for more on how the laboratory...

San Diego, California, United States

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