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

National University to Celebrate the Class of 2020...

For the first time in National University’s nearly 50-year history, the University will host a virtual Commencement Ceremony to celebrate its graduating class, which includes more than 5,700 graduates. Graduates and their loved ones, as well as all members of... Read More

An Important Message from National University System

National University previously announced it would be renamed to reflect the contributions of T. Denny Sanford to this institution. In light of recent developments, for the foreseeable future, National University will continue under its existing name. The Board of National... Read More