NCU Catalog - November 2019 
    
    Jun 03, 2020  
NCU Catalog - November 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Facts & Figures


Facts & Figures

  • NCU was founded in 1996 in Prescott, AZ
  • NCU includes the following schools:
    • The School of Business
    • The School of Education
    • The Graduate School
    • 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 over 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 Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) program
  • NCU offers the first ever (and currently only) Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) Accredited distance based Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy (PhDMFT) program
  • NCU’s Master of Social Work program, has been granted  Candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education
  • 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
    • Great Start is a self-guided roadmap located in NCUOne that introduces students to the various academic and student support services available and helps students prepare themselves to be successful in their program.
    • The 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, Academic Writer, ASC 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