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IPEDS ID: 444130
OPE ID: 03813300
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Northcentral University
All programs offered completely via Distance education
2488 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, California 92106
General information:  (888) 327-2877
Website:  www.ncu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  10,535 (70 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  1 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty80319
Instructional78319
Research and public service20
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$11,064
Fees$1,330
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$16,864
Fees$1,053
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid133$106,872$3,239
Pell grants33$106,872$3,239
Federal student loans39$257,956$6,614
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2018
Total enrollment10,535
Undergraduate enrollment70
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment15
Graduate enrollment10,465
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 14%
Part-time: 86%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 20%
Female: 80%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 46%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 19%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 4%
25 and over: 94%
Age unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 41%
Part-time: 59%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 52%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 93%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 34%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-0d--
Business Administration and Management, General7d275d385d43d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0d0d-
Organizational Leadership-30d0d-
Category total7d305d385d43d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-1d0d-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-0d--
Computer Science-0d0d-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician-0d0d-
Information Technology-0d--
Category total-1d0d-
Education
Curriculum and Instruction-0d0d-
Education, General4d275d462d169d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0d0d-
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship-0d--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-0d--
Category total4d275d462d169d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0d0d-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-130d9d32d
Nursing Administration-0d--
Nursing Practice--0d-
Category total-130d9d32d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--0d-
Category total--0d-
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-0d--
Category total-0d--
Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology-0d--
Educational Psychology-0d--
Forensic Psychology-3d--
Health/Medical Psychology-0d--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-0d--
Psychology, General21d143d69d22d
Category total21d146d69d22d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-0d0d-
Social Work-0d--
Category total-0d0d-
Grand total32857925266
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 3
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 553
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 80
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,602
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,603
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,472
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (01/01/2003 - 10/19/2015)
WASC Senior College and University Commission Accredited since (06/19/2015)06/26/2020
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programsAccredited since (06/25/2013)06/25/2018
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/172149.
2016 Crime Statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate5.4%5.3%5.6%
Number in default202206173
Number in repayment3,6893,8273,066
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)