NCU Catalog - October 2017 
    Feb 08, 2023  
NCU Catalog - October 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation & Academic Alignment

  • NCU is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • NCU Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD-BA) programs in the School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • NCU offers the first primarily distance-based Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • NCU’s School of Education has received a 5-year initial accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for eight PK-12 specializations in the Master of Education (MEd) program
  • NCU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for the Project Management Institute (PMI ®) (PMI is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.)
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has recognized Northcentral’s Human Resources Management specializations for the BBA and MBA programs as fully aligning with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates

Facts & Figures

  • NCU was founded in 1996 in Prescott, AZ
  • NCU includes the following schools:
    • The School of Business
    • The School of Education
    • The School of Health Sciences
    • The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • The School of Technology
  • NCU offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees taught completely online; no physical residency is required
  • NCU has more than 5,500 alumni
  • NCU has nearly 10,000 students
  • Ninety-eight percent of NCU’s student body is graduate students; 69 percent of whom are completing their doctoral degree
  • Students from more than 58 countries, on six continents, attend NCU
  • All NCU faculty – full-time and adjunct – have a doctoral degree
  • NCU offers the first ever Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) Accredited distance based Marriage and Family Therapy program
  • NCU’s teaching method is based on a one-to-one learning model where students work directly with their faculty.
    • There are no team projects
  • Student support services include:
    • New student orientation provides students new to NCU with an online, interactive tour of the online NCUOne, library and Academic Success Center, as well as highlights methods for engaging with faculty and fellow students
    • NCU Library supports degree programs by making accessible thousands of scientific and academic publications through databases such as EBSCO Host, SAGE Journals Online, Wiley Online Library, ProQuest, and many others
    • The Academic Success Center provides support through written resources, Grammarly, APA Style CENTRAL, live chat, recorded coaching, live group coaching, and live one-to-one coaching
    • The Dissertation Center provides resources and tools for students in doctoral programs
    • The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes effective teaching and enhanced student learning by encouraging and supporting faculty efforts to explore the teaching and learning process
    • ePortfolio enables students to organize, store and display written documents, photos, spreadsheets, graphics and references
      • Students can also create online, password-protected portfolios

Institutional Learning Outcomes