National University is the second-largest, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in California. Founded in 1971, National consists of five schools and one college, including the Schools of Business and Management; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and Media and Communication; and the College of Letters and Sciences.
National University is proud of its commitment to diversity. National provides more master's degrees in education to minority students than any other college or university in the nation, as well as more master's degrees in all disciplines combined to California's Hispanics and African Americans, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Annually, National also ranks in the Top 10 nationally in granting master's degrees to women.
In each of the past six years, National has prepared more credentialed teachers than any other single institution of higher education in the state, according to the Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
National University offers 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as 16 teacher credential and certificate programs. A leader in online education, National offers more than 40 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and over 300 courses online.
National is committed to accessibility and features 13 locations throughout San Diego County. Regional campuses are also located in Camarillo, Costa Mesa, Sacramento, Redding, San Jose, Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Orange and Twentynine Palms, as well as Henderson, Nevada.
National University is the flagship institution of the National University System, which was established in 2001 to meet the emerging demands for education in the 21st century. In addition to National University, the affiliates of the National University System are: the National Polytechnic College of Engineering and Oceaneering; Spectrum Pacific Learning Company LLC; National University Virtual High School; WestMed College; and National University International.
National University's administrative and academic headquarters are located in La Jolla, California.