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IPEDS ID: 444130
OPE ID: 03813300
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Northcentral University
All programs offered completely via Distance education
11355 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037
General information:  (888) 327-2877
Website:  www.ncu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  12,648 (158 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 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty103464
Instructional101464
Research and public service20
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$11,064
Fees$1,530
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$16,881
Fees$1,326
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid136$114,334$3,176
Pell grants36$114,334$3,176
Federal student loans46$239,808$5,213
  • 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 2020-2021, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2021
Total enrollment12,648
Undergraduate enrollment158
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment24
Graduate enrollment12,490
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 26%
Part-time: 74%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 36%
Female: 64%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 4%
25 and over: 92%
Age unknown: 4%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%
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, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 83%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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---13d-
Business Administration and Management, General-34d46d227d246d
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---10d0d
Organizational Leadership---48d13d
Category total-34d46d298d259d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General---14d10d
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance---10d-
Computer Science---8d4d
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician---9d2d
Information Technology---5d-
Category total---46d16d
Education
Curriculum and Instruction---7d0d
Education, General-147d9d189d361d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-6d-32d31d
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship---0d-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels---3d-
Category total-153d9d231d392d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---7d0d
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-26d-188d17d
Nursing Administration---0d-
Nursing Practice----0d
Category total-26d-195d17d
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---9d-
Law----8d
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2d-0d--
Category total2d-0d9d8d
Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology---38d-
Educational Psychology---5d-
Forensic Psychology---59d-
Health/Medical Psychology---24d-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology---24d-
Psychology, General-32d34d88d88d
Category total-32d34d238d88d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration---10d0d
Social Work---2d-
Category total---12d0d
Grand total2245891,029780
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 Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2020-2021
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: 545
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 31
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: $3,392
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,968
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,409
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. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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)02/16/2029
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (02/08/2021)12/31/2026
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (02/08/2021)12/31/2026
 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.
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate4.1%5.6%5.4%
Number in default182235202
Number in repayment4,3584,1803,689
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)