Statement of Accreditation Status
National University

11355 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

011460
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

1975
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1977
Undergraduate FTE: 
6,575
Graduate FTE: 
8,889
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Multi-institution System
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Quarter
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Joseph Hoey Vice Provost for Academic Services jhoey [at] nu.edu
Board of Directors Chair E. Rice CEO and Medical Director, Lifewellness Institute lee [at] mylwi.com
Chief Academic Officer Gangaram Singh Executive Vice President & Provost gsingh [at] nu.edu
Chief Executive Officer David Andrews President dandrews [at] nu.edu
Chief Financial Officer Jen Keyes Chief Financial Officer jenkeyessd [at] gmail.com
Director Institutional Research Jonathon Chillas Associate Vice President of Data Analytics jchillas [at] nu.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
1146030 29 Palms 29 Palms Branch Campus Active
01146032 Bakersfield Bakersfield Branch Campus Active
CAOFF-06 One Circle Ventura Additional Active
01146018 COFF-031 - Footprints Behavioral Health Corporatio Santa Ana Additional Active
COFF-37 Creative Solutions for Hope Garden Grove Additional Active
01146018 Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Branch Campus Active
01146032 FOFF-017 - Porterville College Porterville Additional Active
01146021 FOFF-10 - Tulare City School District Tulare Additional Active
01146021 Fresno Fresno Branch Campus Active
01146040 Henderson Henderson Branch Campus Active
01146019 IOFF-3 - Los Angeles Sheriff 11515 S. Colima Whittier Additional Active
1146019 IOFF-32 + 34 - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Depart Monterey Park Additional Active
01146019 IOFF-58 - Santa Monica College Santa Monica Additional Active
1146019 IOFF-73 - City of Monterey Park Monterey Park Additional Active
IOFF-77 Cerritos Community College Location Norwalk Additional Active
01146019 Los Angeles Los Angeles Branch Campus Active
Military - Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Learning Center (Miramar) San Diego Additional Active
Military - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Learning Center Camp Pendleton Additional Active
Military - Marine Corps Recruit Depot Learning Center (MCRD) San Diego Additional Active
Military - Naval Base San Diego Learning Center (32nd Street) San Diego Additional Active
Military - Naval Medical Learning Center (Naval Hospital) San Diego Additional Active
01146000 National University La Jolla Main Campus Active
01146039 ONTOFF-7 - Jurupa Unified School District Mira Loma Additional Active
1146039 ONTOFF-8 Behavioral Autism Therapies Ontario Additional Active
ONTOFF-9 - San Bernardino City USD San Bernardino Additional Active
01146042 Oxnard Oxnard Branch Campus Active
01146012 Rancho Bernardo San Diego Branch Campus Active
01146025 Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova Branch Campus Active
01146031 Redding Redding Branch Campus Active
01146046 Riverside Riverside Branch Campus Active
01146031 ROFF-14 - Shasta County Office of Education Redding Additional Active
San Diego - La Mesa La Mesa Branch Campus Active
San Diego - South Bay Chula Vista Branch Campus Active
San Diego - Spectrum Business Park San Diego Branch Campus Active
San Diego - Technology and Health Sciences Center - Kearny Mesa San Diego Branch Campus Active
SDOF-57 + 58 San Diego District Attorney San Diego Additional Active
01146020 SHOFF-4 & SHOFF-12 - College of the Canyons Santa Clarita Additional Active
01146020 SHOFF-9 + SHOFF-13 A Change in Trajectory Van Nuys or Tarzana Additional Active
01146026 SJOF-22 + 24 Santa Clara County Office of Educatio San Jose Additional Active
SJOF-33 Sonoma County Office of Education Santa Rosa Additional Active
SOFF-15 Elk Grove Unified School District Elk Grove Additional Active
01146025 SOFF-27 Advance Kids Sacramento Additional Active
01146025 SOFF-30 - Sacramento County Office of Education Sacramento Additional Active
01146024 Stockton Stockton Branch Campus Active
01146020 WOFF-1 - Speech Language and Educational Associate Encino Additional Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Associate of Arts in General Education Associate 1991 On-Site
Associate of Arts in General Education Associate 2001 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Business Associate 2012 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Business Associate 2012 On-Site
Associate of Science in General Education Associate 2017 Distance Education
Associate of Science in Human Biology Associate 2012 On-Site
Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies Associate 2011 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Developement w/ITL Prelim Multiple Sub Cred Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Developement w/ITL Prelim Multiple Sub Cred Bachelors 2004 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in English w/SSMP & ITL Prelim SS Credential Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Bachelors 1978 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies Bachelors 1998 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing & Communication Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies w/Prelim MS Teaching Cred. Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Management Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Management Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law Studies Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science w/CA Prelim Single Subject Credential Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Psychology Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts Integrative Psychology Bachelors Distance Education
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors 1999 Distance Education
Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelors 1988 On-Site
Bachelor of Public Administration Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Public Administration Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Science Financial Management Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Bachelors 1996 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science Bachelors 2019 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Bachelors 2000 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Bachelors 1981 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Bachelors 2017 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Financial Management Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Bachelors 2011 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Bachelors 2012 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management Bachelors 2005 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Design Engineering Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Design Engineering Bachelors 2007 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Bachelors 2000 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated Post-Bachelor Degree) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Generic Entry) Bachelors 1999 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN Completion) Bachelors 2004 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN Completion) Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior Bachelors 2004 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior Bachelors 1998 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Bachelors 2005 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Bachelor Science in Cybersecurity Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Clear Administrative Services Credential Induction Program Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential Non-degree 2008 Distance Education
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Professional Doctorate 2019 On-Site
Early Childhood Special Education Add-On Authorization Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Ed.D. Organizational Innovation Professional Doctorate 2019 Distance Education
Education in Elementary Education with Nevada Licensure Masters 2006 Distance Education
Education in Secondary Education with Nevada Licensure Masters 2006 Distance Education
Educational Administration w/ NV endorsement as Administrator of School option Masters 2016 Distance Education
Elementary Education with Nevada Elementary Licensure Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Completion Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Graduate Certificate in Autism Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Banking Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Lab Science Didactic Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Add-On Authorization Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Forensic and Crime Scene Investigations Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy (Added Authorization) CA Only Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Credential and Intern Option Bachelors 2007 On-Site
Licensed Vocational Nurse Certificate Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Master of Accountancy Masters 2009 Distance Education
Master of Accountancy Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Masters 1978 On-Site
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Education Masters 2020 Distance Education
Master of Arts in English Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Film Studies Masters 2011 Distance Education
Master of Arts in History Masters 2009 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Human Behavior Masters 2006 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Human Behavior Masters 1982 On-Site
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Masters 2006 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Human Resource Management Masters 1983 On-Site
Master of Arts in Performance Psychology Masters 2011 Distance Education
Master of Arts in Performance Psychology Masters 2011 On-Site
Master of Arts in Strategic Communications Masters 2008 Distance Education
Master of Arts Special Education Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 2004 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration Masters 1974 On-Site
Master of Criminal Justice Masters 2012 Distance Education
Master of Early Childhood Education Masters 2018 Distance Education
Master of Education in Inspired Teaching & Learning w/Prelim Cred Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Education in Inspired Teaching & Learning w/Prelim Cred Masters 2006 Distance Education
Master of Education in Special Education w/Prelim Ed Spec Cred: Mild/Moderate Masters 2001 Distance Education
Master of Education in Special Education w/Prelim Ed Spec Cred: Mild/Moderate Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Education in Special Education w/Prelim Ed Spec Cred: Mod/Severe Masters 2006 Distance Education
Master of Education in Special Education w/Prelim Ed Spec Cred: Mod/Severe Masters 2001 On-Site
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting Masters 2009 Distance Education
Master of Healthcare Administration Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Healthcare Administration Masters 2011 Distance Education
Master of Public Administration Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Public Administration Masters 1979 On-Site
Master of Public Health Masters 2009 On-Site
Master of Public Health Masters 2012 Distance Education
Master of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Applied School Leadership Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Science in Computer Science Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Science in Computer Science Masters 2003 On-Site
Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Masters 2011 Distance Education
Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Masters 2000 On-Site
Master of Science in Data Science Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Science in Data Science Masters 2015 On-Site
Master of Science in Educational Administration w/Prelim Cred Option Masters 2001 Distance Education
Master of Science in Educational Administration w/Prelim Cred Option Masters 1987 On-Site
Master of Science in Educational and Instructional Technology Masters 2006 Distance Education
Master of Science in Educational Counseling Masters 1988 On-Site
Master of Science in Educational Counseling Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Science in Educational Counseling w/ PPSP Credential Masters 1999 On-Site
Master of Science in Educational Counseling w/ PPSP Credential Masters 2013 Distance Education
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Science in Engineering Management Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Science in Engineering Management Masters 2005 On-Site
Master of Science in Forensic Sciences Masters 2001 Distance Education
Master of Science in Forensic Sciences Masters 1980 On-Site
Master of Science in Health Informatics Masters 2012 Distance Education
Master of Science in Higher Education Administration Masters 2012 Distance Education
Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Science in Management Information Systems Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Science in Management Information Systems Masters 2017 On-Site
Master of Science in Marketing Masters 2019 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Masters 2012 On-Site
Master of Science in Nursing Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization Masters 2015 Distance Education
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Masters 2005 Distance Education
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Masters 2003 On-Site
Master of Science in School Psychology Masters 2014 Distance Education
Master of Science in School Psychology Masters 1999 On-Site
Master of Science in School Psychology w/PPSP Credential Masters 1999 On-Site
Master of Science in School Psychology w/PPSP Credential Masters 2013 Distance Education
Paralegal Specialist Certificate with Corporations Specialization Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Paralegal Specialist Certificate with Criminal Law Specialization Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Paralegal Specialist Certificate with Litigation Specialization Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Preliminary Administration Services Credential Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Professional Certificate in Marine Technology Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Secondary Education Major in English with Nevada Licensure Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Secondary Education with Nevada Licensure Masters 2006 On-Site
Undergraduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Banking Non-degree 2020 Distance Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration Non-degree 2010 Distance Education
University Internship for Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabil Non-degree 2010 On-Site
University Internship for Education Specialist Credential: Moderate/Severe Disab Non-degree 2010 On-Site
University Internship for Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseli Non-degree 2010 On-Site
University Internship Teaching Credential for Multiple Subject Non-degree 2010 On-Site
University Internship Teaching Credential for Single Subject Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2023 Special Visit
Spring 2025 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2029 Offsite Review
Fall 2029 Accreditation Visit

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