Northcentral University Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(4.24 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 118 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and COAMFTE
  • Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 11,029 (168 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 1 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,171
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I strongly believe NCU was designed to ensure successful outcomes for all students. The instructors were well-versed in their craft and demonstrated a genuine interest in the student's performance and progress via providing detailed regular feedback. There is a multitude of resources available to assist with learning needs, i.e. all-access online library, one-on-one tutorial aid, writing center help, and 24/7 tech support. What mattered most to me was the instructor's availability and willingness to make arrangements for discussion segments to assist as needed with assignment clarifications. NCU made online schooling less stressful which I feel was the best choice I could have made for my master's degree program.
2.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Be prepared to write a lot of papers. Follow the feedback from your instructors.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Homeland Security
Graduation Year: 2018

I am writing about the PhD in homeland security policy and organization at Northcentral university. The programs are great and the professors are mostly interactive, we all ran across one or two that bugged us, but in general, it is a nice school that puts a lot of work into grading and teaching their students what they need to know. The financial aid is easy and the advisers are easy to get a hold of, just don't take stats 2 , the guy in that class is horrible, and doesn't care for his job.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2018

It is a wonderful educational experience and exceeded my expectations. The process is rigorous; NCU is not for the faint of heart. If one is not highly motivated, self-initiated, and willing to sacrifice to the demands of a PhD program, success will not be likely. I am currently in the Ed Leadership program I will be finished by next year 2018, with no less than a 40-hour per week commitment. Northcentral is providing me with an extremely challenging educational experience, but I expected nothing less for a terminal degree. I highly recommend this university, especially if you are continuing your education for a higher degree.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2020

Northcentral University offers such a wide range of programs that most of the students pursuing a degree might be able to find the right one that matches his or her interest. The system is structured in a way that allows students to continue with their activities while achieving their goals. Moreover, the starting point is whenever the student is ready. The university promotes discipline and commitment within their community through the different resources offered like the Commons and Academic Success Center. Furthermore, NCU proposes a curriculum aligned with the community's needs and a content that generates social awareness. Finally, the institution integrates a team that support students until graduation such as instructors, financial and academic advisors, and coaches.
4.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2019

I really enjoyed my course work for this university. The staff is knowledgeable, understanding, and incredibly helpful all from the advisers to the mentors in the course curriculum. The financial officers as well as my advisers are very diligent with any requests or issues that may arise and the professors have always responded to any questions or emails in a timely fashion. In addition, the course work is challenging, and enjoyable. The knowledge and information learned in my courses have helped me become better in my profession. I am currently working on my doctorate program here, and I am on the dissertation portion of my program. The support throughout this part of the program is incredibly amazing. I recommend this university for any future student interesting in following a degree program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

I spent a lot of researching on the school I wanted to attend. I tried a few other courses in my chosen field but they did not meet all of the standards I set for myself. After months of research I found Northcentral University and within three hours I knew I found the perfect school for me. They helped me with everything I need to start working on my Master's degree. I am thrilled with the program I am in, the help I received form the entire enrollment staff, and the genuine interest that Northcentral University had in getting me set up to succeed.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Returning to school to complete a graduate degree has been a personal goal I've held for many years. Northcentral University has played such an instrumental role in helping me actualize that dream. The demand on my available time and resources as the principle bread-winner of my household and caregiver of an aging parent made enrolling in school seem unrealistic. However, Northcentral's 100% online format coupled with it's one-on-one feedback paradigm has allowed me to be flexible in when and where I study. The cloud based university Commons provides a channel where I am able to interact with other learners and the 100% online library gives me access to the primary sources at the heart of my studies. I would recommend Northcentral University to anyone thinking about returning to graduate school. It has been such a victory for me. It can be for you as well.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a firm believer of online schools. I work full time and taking classes on a campus is not easy. Northcentral university makes it easy for me to have a home life and school life. The teachers are kind and always willing to help answer any question or concerns as well the academic advisors of the school.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2022

Currently enrolled in my first course with NCU. It is the first and only online/distance COAMFTE accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program available. That being said, it must meet very high and rigorous standards to achieve and maintain this national accreditation. The online learning format for NCU is very user-friendly and there are a wealth of resources for students to access. The learning format is a 1:1 ratio of student/faculty, which are all doctoral level scholars/practitioners. Students must be self-motivated and independent learners to be successful in this program.
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