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National University Volume 86-2 Catalog - September 2023 
National University Volume 86-2 Catalog - September 2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the President

Dear Student,

On behalf of our entire community, welcome to National University. At NU you will be part of the Navigator family – a connected, engaged, and inspired community of students from across the country and around the globe. From day one you will have the support of your fellow students, alumni, faculty, and staff, all here to help you soar toward your education and professional goals.  

National University’s holistic approach to student support, well-being, and success – called Whole Human Education™ – is about supporting the entire student. Our “5 Pillars of Support” form the core of this approach, providing financial, academic, emotional, career, and family assistance needed for you to succeed in higher education, while you also fill many other important roles in your workplace and family. We understand how to meet students where they are and help them get on a pathway to possibility. We are committed to helping our students change their lives, improve the future of their families, and positively impact their communities. 

You have joined an institution that remains steadfast in its mission to provide current and future generations of diverse students the best opportunities for quality education through next-generation education and credential-rich education. NU achieves this promise to our students by offering convenient 4- and 8-week courses, year-round enrollment, flexible online classes, and career-focused programs designed for working adults – taught by professors with real-world experience. Further, innovative data and technology, proactive advising, free tutoring, and many other support resources of the university will provide the scaffolding you may need as you build toward your future, whether that is a new skill, a promotion at work, a more fulfilling career, or simply a sense of personal accomplishment. 

NU, one of the nation’s largest private nonprofit universities, comprises seven schools and colleges.  We offer more than 190+ online and on-campus programs, and we serve more than 40,000 students across the United States and abroad. NU boasts a growing global network of over 220,000 alumni. With over 50 years of educational excellence, we are proud to share that 25 percent of our students are affiliated with the U.S. military, we are the largest conferrer of graduate degrees to minority students in the U.S., and more than 50 percent of our graduates are women. As one of the largest Minority Serving Institutions in the U.S., two-thirds of NU’s graduates are racially diverse, approximately 40 percent of our learners are  first-generation college students, and 30 percent of our bachelor’s degree completers are Latino students. 

Again, welcome to the NU Navigator family. We will champion your success every step of the way, from your first class to your triumphant walk across the stage at commencement, to your future success as an NU alumni. Best wishes on your journey to future possibilities!  #NUFam, #WingsUpNU  

Mark D. Milliron, Ph.D.