National University is a San Diego-based nonprofit founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander David Chigos. Our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners, offering four-week classes across over 100 online and on-campus programs.
Over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs
Classes offered online, on campus, and on a dozen military bases
Flexible four-week classes with year-round enrollment
Yellow Ribbon school with military tuition discounts
Top choice for California teachers
Financial aid opportunities available
Dedicated support from advisors, faculty, and student resources
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With a one-course-per-month format, flexible scheduling, and online or on-campus course options, you can earn a degree while still balancing a career and family. Start classes whenever you want, and even take a month off if needed. You'll receive a personalized experience, with access to student support services that are there whenever you need them.
As a private, nonprofit university, we are dedicated to students. We reinvest tuition into facilities, faculty, and advanced technologies to provide you with the high-quality, affordable, accessible education you expect. Plus, scholarships, financial aid, and grants are available to those who qualify.
National University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), meeting the highest standards for learning outcomes and quality academic programs. So when you come to National University, you can expect a quality education.
At National University, we proudly support those who have served, or are serving, in the armed forces. As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition assistance to help you get the most from your education benefits - plus plenty of personalized academic and emotional support to help you transition from military life to student life, through our Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.