Northcentral University Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(4.17 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 113 respondents

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School Information

  • 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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

This is an awesome school to attend. The educators and advisors are extremely helpful. I would recommend this school to anyone who is seeking an doctoral degree.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

The school staff as well as faculty are dedicated to student's success. They ensure that student is following curriculum as well as attending classes while learning skills to meet graduation requirements. Staff is very thorough in ensuring students keep their engagements as well as their responsibilities and that speaks volume when it comes to the value of their degrees.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I like the fact that it is online. I do like the fact that my admissions/retention advisor contacts me on a regular basis to check up. I wish there was more ancillaries for the students (i.e., voice over powerpoints), worksheets, etcetera. Some work was just busy work. It would not benefit me to know how to calculate standard deviation by hand. I rather want to know why this is significant...what it means.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

I appreciate the academic rigor, challenge and professionalism I receive as a doctoral student at Northcentral University. The program affords me the flexibility to earn my graduate education and still meet the demands of a busy executive level professional and mother.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The courses at NCU are challenging and meet my expectations with graduate level demands.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Northcentral University online is a self-teaching environment, in which the student's only interaction is with the person who grades the assignments. There is no interaction with other students in a classroom environment. The mentor/instructor who oversees the student's activities communicates through comments on the graded assignments. Most mentor/instructors are available by e-mail or phone but e-mail reply times can vary. This means questions a student has may not be answered in time for the next assignment. Northcentral does offer a graduate specialization in Gender Diversity, unlike many other educational institutes, but the program information is unclear on whether additional courses must be taken for certification in this specialization. Prospective students should be aware that they are completely on their own when it comes to their education. Students can only get as much from their classes as they teach themselves. This can be a drawback for students who need or want to hear what classmates and instructors have to add to their learning experience because there are no discussion threads or learning teams. The academic advisors and financial advisors at Northcentral University are capable and knowledgeable, in most instances. The cost of classes at Northcentral University is comparable, overall, to other similar online universities. Northcentral University online does not offer their own scholarships, which should be a consideration for students needing financial assistance. Overall, I would suggest prospective students evaluate their learning style before committing to a self-taught university. If a student wants to interact with other students and instructors, Northcentral University is probably not right for them.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program is an excellent program. The mentorship style of learning is great. The professors are accessible and encouraging. It is top notch and the best online program which I have ever been involved.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

This program is totally online, so some of these questions were non-applicable, but I gave the 10 stars, because without a grade in the non-applicable areas- it would not accurately reflect my estimation of Northcentral U. overall.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel that online learning is the wave of the future. It's easy and practical for those that already have other committments. Northcentral makes it easy.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Not having instant access to speak with my professor if I'm having an issue with the assignment.
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