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National University System Completes Purchase of Northcentral University

San Diego-based nonprofit National University System (NUS) purchased the  Northcentral University (NCU) that offers masters and doctoral degrees in high-demand fields and serves about 10,000 students through a “one-to-one” online learning experience.

The integration of NCU as the System’s fourth university affiliate will allow the National University System to offer a comprehensive suite of academic programs from the pre-college to the doctoral level and expand the System’s size to more than 45,000 students in all 50 states and 40 countries.

“The entire NCU faculty and staff are excited to join the private, nonprofit National University System as we have a shared vision of serving working professionals globally to pursue and obtain an advanced degree,” said Dr. David Harpool, NCU’s new president.

“Today’s announcement provides an exceptional opportunity for NCU to continue its commitment to providing a premier educational experience for students now and in the coming years.”

The University system announced the finalization of the agreement to acquire Northcentral back in July 2018.

“As a nonprofit network, the National University System is dedicated to investing in our students and lowering the cost of a quality college degree though innovative approaches aimed at supporting their academic and workforce goals,” said Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of the National University System.

The NUS was originally established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. It’s affiliates include National University; John F. Kennedy University; City University of Seattle; and the Division of Pre-College Programs.


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