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National University

December 20, 2010

by Sarah Hikel

As a nonprofit, private university in California, National University employs a unique one-course-per-month program that provides students with a different educational experience than traditional post-secondary education. This allows for an accelerated program where students can take 12 courses per year, as opposed to the usual 9 courses.

With University headquarters in La Jolla, the institution boasts 27 campuses in California and Nevada, as well as 4 Online Information Centers. Classes take place on campus or online and are designed to fit busy schedules with weekend and evening classes. As a result, the University allows year-round registration for new courses beginning every month.

With enrollment of 22,000 students, National University offers 100 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through its School of Business and Management, School of Education, School of Engineering and Technology, School of Health and Human Services, School of Media and Communication, and College of Letters and Sciences. The University also offers more than 1,200 online courses.

Founded in 1971, National University has received a great deal of recognition for its unique programs that meet the needs of non-traditional learners. The University has received multiple awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and Military Advanced Education Magazine named it one of the Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges provided accreditation for the University, which also serves as a member of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.