About National University System

About National University System

Since the creation of the National University System, we continue to build on the foundation that National University laid in 1971 when it began its pioneering work serving adult learners in new and creative formats. Today, NUS is comprised of nonprofit university and education-related affiliates that have proven successful for over 45 years. System affiliates include:

National University: The founding institution, which continues to provide innovative educational solutions to adults and military veterans

John F. Kennedy University: Focuses on community and social justice, largely through differentiated graduate programs in psychology and law

City University of Seattle: Emphasizes master’s and doctoral degrees, while establishing choice through competency programs

The Division of Pre-College Programs: Caters to the success of the next generation of K-12 learners, through the National University Academy and the National University Virtual High School

WestMed College: Promotes education and training for high-demand careers in healthcare

History

07/16 – Dr. Gangaram Singh Named Provost of National University
06/16 – National University partners with CETYS University in Mexico
04/16 – Dr. David W. Andrews is named President of National University
02/16 – Debra Bean is named President at JFK University
10/15 – Dr. Lena T. Rodriguez named Endowed Director of National University's Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
06/14 – Debra Bean Named Provost of National University
06/14 – Dr. Gangaram Singh Joins National University as Associate Provost
10/13 – Dr. Michael R. Cunningham is named Chancellor of National University System
09/13 – Dr. Jerry C. Lee retires as Chancellor of National University System effective September 15, 2013
08/13 – Dr. Michael Cunningham is named Chief Operating Officer of National University System effective September 1, 2013
06/13 – Richard Carter is named President of City University of Seattle effective July 1, 2013
05/13 – Tracey Jensen is named President of WestMed College
05/13 – Dr. Charles "Mac" Powell is named President of John F. Kennedy University
05/13 – Dr. Michael R. Cunningham is named President of National University effective July 1, 2013
05/13 – City University of Seattle officially becomes the latest affiliate of National University System
04/13 – Randy Frisch is named Vice Chancellor for Business and Administration for National University System
04/13 – National University System announces that City University of Seattle will become the newest affiliate of National University System
07/12 – National University International opens an Online Information Center in Seattle, Washington
05/12 – National University opens an Online Information Center, in Arcadia, California
04/12 – National University opens new campuses in Rancho Cordova and Woodland Hills, California
04/12 – National University opens an Online Information Center in San Francisco, California
06/11 – National University opens an Online Information Center in Roseville, California
06/11 – National University International opens an Online Information Center in Dallas, Texas
05/11 – The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) reaffirms National University's accreditation through 2021
12/10 – National University opens an Online Information Center in Quantico, Virginia
10/10 – National University System Center for Performance Psychology is established
09/10 – National University System Center for Integrative Health launches Integrative Health Review
09/10 – National University Golf Academy opens a campus in Fresno, California
07/10 – National University named to 2010 Honor Roll in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" program
05/10 – NUI assumes responsibility for all international recruiting and student services for National University System
05/10 – National University Polytechnic Institute begins offering Marine Technology programs previously available at National Polytechnic College of Science
04/10 – National Polytechnic College of Science stops enrolling new students
09/09 – National University International opens an Online Information Center in Orlando, Florida
08/09 – National University Golf Academy opens at National University Carlsbad campus
04/09 – John F. Kennedy University becomes affiliate of National University System
02/09 – National Polytechnic College of Science moves into new floating campus "Discovery" in Port of Los Angeles
01/09 – National University System becomes new home of San Diego Institute for Policy Research, which results in National University System Institute for Policy Research
11/08 – National University International opens Online Information Center in Summerlin, Nevada
07/08 – Technology and Health Sciences Center opens in Kearny Mesa, becoming first facility designed specifically to host multiple National University System affiliates – National University and National Polytechnic College of Science
07/08 – National University System announces that John F. Kennedy University will become newest affiliate of National University System pending final approval from WASC
05/08 – National University Academy receives approval from California State Board of Education
04/08 – National University Academy receives approval from Lakeside Union School District
12/07 – Center for Integrative Health established
12/07 – Division of Pre-College Programs launched; NUVHS moves under Division
12/07 – National Polytechnic College of Engineering and Oceaneering becomes National Polytechnic College of Science
05/07 – NUVHS accredited by WASC, CITA
04/07 – National University System joins NASILP
02/07 – NUI launches foreign language programs
01/07 CMI absorbed by WestMed College
01/07 – WestMed College acquired
08/06 – National University International (NUI) launched
04/05 – CMI receives temporary approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Vocational Education
02/05 – NUVHS approved as a candidate by the Western Association of schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Schools
11/04 – NUVHS approved as candidate for accreditation by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA)
07/04 – California Medical Institute (CMI) launched
03/04 – Established National University Hawaii and National University Nevada
01/04 – College of Oceaneering restructured into National Polytechnic College of Engineering and Oceaneering
06/03 – Established National University Virtual High School (NUVHS}
02/02 – Established Spectrum Pacific Learning
01/02 – Acquired the College of Oceaneering
10/01 – Established National University System