National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA

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National University is a nonprofit private institution located in La Jolla, California and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. National University has a yearly student enrollment of around 16,000.

Students can select from many areas of study, including:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • English Language And Literature
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Services

The school has an open enrollment policy, accepting any applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and personal statements may be required for certain programs. More information from the admissions office can be found at

The cost of tuition is nearly $13,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants National University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

National University has a total student population of about 17,000. The student body is made up of 51% undergraduate students and 0.1% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $14,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $390 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid61%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships38%$4,524
Receiving Student Loans45%$10,645

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, National University may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment

Graduation Rates

National University has an overall graduation rate which is around 31%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: National University - Fresno

  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
    • * Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (since 2014)

Campus: National University

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2001)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2001)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (since 2013)

Campus: National University-Costa Mesa Campus

  • Radiation Therapist Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2014)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact National University for official up-to-date information.

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