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Introducing The Cause Research Institute
NU offers faculty and students a unique opportunity to become a positive force for good. The University’s new Cause Research Institute (CRI) is a modern research hub to help scholars solve critical complex challenges in their communities and beyond. Here, they’ll receive the support and structure to navigate the world of academic research — taking their topics from ideas to impact in order to make a real difference in the world.
Why Choose NU?
We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable, higher education to adult learners.
Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 220,000 alumni worldwide.
We customize education plans that include adaptive instruction, holistic student support, and competency-based credentialing. At NU, you’ll be better positioned to stay on track and accomplish your specific academic goals.
National University – Come Grow With Us
Education designed to support the whole you.
National University offers a holistic approach to student support, well-being, and success, called “Whole Human Education.” It means we’ll be with you side-by-side, every step of the way, helping break any barriers you face in achieving your education.
Our 5 Pillars of Support
“The best investment I ever made, was in myself.”
— Nadia L., Class of 2020
At National University, you’ll be part of a family — a connected, engaged, and inspired community of students from across the country and around the globe. From the day you start your first class, you’ll have the support of your fellow students and alumni, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to helping you reach your educational and professional goals.
You’ll join our network of over 220,000 accomplished alumni.
At National University, our financial aid team is ready to help you understand the cost of your education and secure the resources you need to pay for college.
National University is proud to support student clubs and organizations. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people and enhance your leadership and teamwork skills, as well as gain a support network that could last far beyond graduation. Whether meetings are in person, online, or both, we have a place for you. Participating in a club could also help you expand your ePortfolio or earn an Effective Leadership Certificate.