Northcentral University Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 112 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

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The advisors and instructors are available to assist as well as the staff.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the graduate program is being able to study at my own pace without being bogged down with group assignments. No cons at this time
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

The biggest pro is that this particular program does not require a residency which is difficult for full-time employees with a family. It allows the student to completely work online through every aspect. The biggest con for this program is that while there are mentors, those mentors are not teaching they are simply grading papers from their perspective and if a student does not give the mentor what they are looking for the grade subsequently reflects poorly regardless of the paper being well written or not.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Great staff and faculty. Need a better rubric system.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Entering into a fully-online graduate program, I was nervous that I would not have the support or accessibility to my professors and advisors that I would have at a brick and mortar institution. Luckily, the faculty and administration is very supportive and communicative with students. I am only just starting on this journey, but I am confident that with hard work, determination, and the ongoing support of my professors and peers, I will be very successful at Northcentral.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

The school does not offer student email accessible outside the school system. This is inconvenient when attempting to apply for scholarships or other student affiliated programs.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Participating in an online program is very good. Some of the responses do not actually apply to online learning, such as social life, transportation, affordability of living and campus safety. However, the information provided by the University gives a potential student a good sense of these areas.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The program is great and the one to one model which they use to provide education is much better than any other online university I have attended. Plus they have very few discussion boards and group projects.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I entered Northcentral's EDD program in 2013, as soon as I finished my Masters in Education from Ottawa University. So far I am very impressed with the education that I am getting. The faculty and ad- visors are knowledgeable and helpful.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of the NCU grad program are (1) the program is online so you can work full time and go to school. (2) the classes all have a standard for assignments and time frames, the classes are 8 weeks long and there are 8 assignments, 1 assignment per week (3) the mentors, advisors and faculty are very helpful and give you personalized service, I have never been on hold and the staff always returns my calls (4) the mentors are very supportive and very helpful and give lots of feedback for improvement The cons of my graduate program is that it is for profit which comes with an unfortunate (and undeserved) reputation. I think that NCU is like any other college; I get out of it what I put into it.
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