National University System

Meeting the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century

Sydney H., Charles S., Norm D. CityU Class of 2018, 2021, 2018

4 Universities

NUS affiliates include National University, Northcentral University, John F. Kennedy University, and City University of Seattle.

3 Sanford Programs

Sanford Programs include Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire, and Sanford Institute of Philanthropy.

45,000 Students

National University System currently serves over 45,000 students nationwide and around the world.

250,000 Alumni

National University System has a network of over 250,000 alumni from around the world.

8M Children

Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire are impacting over 8.5 million Pre-K-12 students.

About National University System

Established in 2001, National University System (NUS) is comprised of accredited university and education-related affiliates and initiatives that, together, endeavor to provide an exceptional student experience to lifelong learners. The nonprofit system is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of a diverse population of lifelong learners, including Pre-K-12 students, and working professionals.

National University

NU, a veteran-founded nonprofit, provides accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners, offering on-campus and online programs with four-week classes.

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Northcentral University

NCU is an accredited online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally through a unique one-to-one online learning format.

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City University of Seattle

CityU offers flexible online, on-site, and performance-based programs, emphasizing master’s and doctoral degrees for working adults and transfer students.

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John F. Kennedy University

JFK University offers programs focused on community and social justice, plus self-paced online degree programs from JFKu Online, powered by FlexCourseSM.

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Sanford Programs

Sanford Programs provide innovative and inspirational educational programs to Pre-K-12 teachers and emerging and established fundraisers.

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Workforce Education Solutions

WES partners with industry leaders across the country to provide customized educational solutions for workforce development in high-demand fields.

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News and Highlights

National University Advances Support of Workforce Development Through...

Newly established partnership with the nation’s leading medical transportation company offers access to high-quality, affordable education to more than 29,000 AMR employees nationwide; Coordination through National University System’s Workforce Education Solutions reduces tuition costs to under $8,000 annually OCTOBER 14,... Read More

Decorated Runner and Olympic Medalist Joins National University...

National University President Dr. David W. Andrews (left) and National University System Chancellor Dr. Michael R. Cunningham (right) presenting National University Commencement keynote speaker Meb Keflezighi with an honorary doctorate degree. National University has teamed up with decorated runner, Olympian,... Read More