Why Choose National University?
We’re proud to be the home of adult-focused education, with 50 years of experience in providing accessible, achievable higher education to students nationwide. Founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Capt. David Chigos, we are a private nonprofit university dedicated to putting our students first. Today, we educate students across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 175,000 alumni worldwide.
The Future Is Affordable
As part of our commitment to providing affordable higher education opportunities, National University offers multiple tuition scholarship opportunities designed to help you start sooner, finish faster, and focus on achieving your goals. Explore our scholarship opportunities today.
Home of the Help Industry
Nearly 20% of the U.S. population works in “helping” fields, such as nursing, health care, public safety, and education. At National University, 70% of our students work or study in these fields — which is why we’ve made it our mission to provide affordable, accessible education to hard-working adults in this critical sector.
At National University, we believe it’s not just about the degrees our students earn, but the degree to which they use them. Since 1971, we have supported working professionals who want to be a powerful force for positive change. That’s why we make education accessible to adults who live and work in the real world. It’s why we were the first to develop a flexible, one-class-per-month format. It’s why we offer more than 120 graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
And it’s why we will continue to innovate and leave a mark on people who will one day leave their mark on the world. We embrace diversity. Because it brings a new perspective to every industry. Our classes and faculty are made up of an eclectic mix of people who reflect our different communities and have the influence to shape where we’re headed.