National University System

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

Sydney H., Jordan L., and Norm D. Class of 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

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Announces Launch of...

Based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, NSU joins a national network of Institutes supporting nonprofit fundraising through educational programs, created and led by the founding Institute at National University/National University System December 6, 2019 - San Diego,... Read More

University of Texas at Austin Joins Effort to...

The initiative, based out of the private, nonprofit National University System, now includes more than 20 universities that are expanding access to Sanford Inspire’s research-based professional development resources for teachers. UT Austin is the first university to participate as part... Read More