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National University is a private graduate school in San Diego, California. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 9,195 graduate students. Of the 64 graduate programs offered at National University, 38 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at National University are Teaching, Special Education and Teaching, and Applied Behavior Analysis. 44% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
9,195
Part-Time Grad Students
4,045
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    39.4%
  • Hispanic
    26.7%
  • Unknown
    11.3%
  • African American
    9.1%
  • Asian
    6.8%
  • Multiracial
    3.9%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    1.7%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.8%
  • Native American
    0.4%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Driven
    43%
  • Down-to-earth
    4%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Intellectual
    9%
  • Organized
    4%
  • Unknown at this time
    13%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 23 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    22%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    4%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    22%
  • Applying
    4%
  • Career Broadening
    9%
  • Fast paced
    13%
  • Fast paced and independent
    17%

Professors

Poll
87%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.23 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.23 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 23 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    4%
  • $25K-$50K
    52%
  • <$25K
    43%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 23 responses
  • $100K-$125K
    9%
  • $50-$75K
    4%
  • Did not graduate yet
    87%
70%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.23 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$84,425
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,099
National
$949
Median Home Value
$583,191
National
$184,700
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I am attending National University for my Graduate degree and I love it. I love that I can focus on just one class a month and that I have great Professors and Classmates that make virtual learning feel great. Also when I started with National I was going to get my teaching credential, after several classes I realized that I wanted to pursue a different degree, and my advisor was so easy to communicate with. This Fall (2020) I got to begin my new program!
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I went to National for my Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The process was completely painless to apply and get started with my courses. I started in August of 2018 and was finished by March of 2019-and by June I had a job! I enjoyed the ability to do my work online from wherever I was as a working professional and full time mother of a child with a disability that requires significant micromanaging. My professors and peers were easy to work with and responsive, and the program lent itself well to my learning style. I am considering going back for the Clear Credential program as well.
I hope they will be rigorous and rewarding. I have been able to observe several courses over the shoulders of colleagues and am looking forward to taking courses this August! From what I have seen, the curriculum and classroom designs are well thought out and enriching. I think I made a wonderful choice to pursue my masters and additional teaching licenses with National.