Northcentral University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 114 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and COAMFTE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 10,916 (133 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 1 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 53% part-time, 47% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,526
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4.2 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I had an excellent experience with Northcentral University. They have a very flexible schedule that allowed me to work my degree at my pace and timetable. Their courses require you to be self-motivated and disciplined. However, if you need "hand holding" learning style, then this university isn't for you.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended Northcentral University online. I was very happy to find an accredited university for Marriage and Family Therapy available online. The program was flexible and professors were easy to contact and helpful.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

NorthCentral University is a great place to gain the necessary knowledge to move any career forward. The advisors and professors are all there to help with any and all concerns. It is the goal of the university that every student is successful and they strive to make sure it happens.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Northcentral University is a 100 percent online. All instructors have doctorate degrees and are very knowledgeable in their field. This unique University allows one to one mentoring. Classes began every Monday so there is no wait time. Apply on
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