Higher Ed.

Ask an Expert: What Kind of Accreditation Should a College Have?

If you’re searching for the best school or academic program for you, you’ve probably heard that you should only consider accredited colleges or accredited online degrees. But it’s also important to understand that accreditation alone isn’t enough. The type of accreditation and who’s doing the accrediting matters.

What Is an Accredited University?

When evaluating post-secondary educational options, you’ve probably looked at academic programs, cost, campus life, career opportunities, student support services, and faculty reputation. These are certainly important considerations in determining the school best suited for you and your goals. Looking more broadly, however, there’s a specific factor you’ll also want to consider: Is the institution accredited …

Ask an Expert: Who Accredits Colleges?

Accreditation ensures higher education institutions are delivering quality academic programs and support services to students. But just who accredits colleges and universities? We asked Dr. Joseph Hoey, vice provost of academic services at National University, about the organizations behind college accreditation.

San Diego Universities: Options for Adult Learners

Henry Ford once said: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” The fact is, it’s never too late to return to education. National University is dedicated to delivering lifelong learning opportunities for adult learners who want to pursue their education. But, we also understand how …

Grad School Requirements: Options for Busy Adults

Whether you’re looking to move up in your current career or to transition into a new field, a graduate degree could help you achieve your goal. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by almost 17 percent through 2026, the fastest of any education level. …

How Much Does A Masters Degree Cost

If you’ve decided to pursue your master’s degree education at National University, choosing the program is just one part of the equation. As you’re making plans, you’ll probably need an answer to an important question: “How much does a master’s degree cost?” or more importantly, “What will a master’s degree cost you?” Figuring out that …

How To Go Back To School As A Single Mom

In 2014, Cassie Olinski found herself in a difficult position. She was facing an unexpected divorce, and as a soon-to-be-single mother to an 8-year-old son with special needs, she knew it would be difficult for her to make ends meet with no degree and limited job options. After some hunting, she managed to find a …

Universities in Southern California: Online Degrees at National University

Need a flexible way to take your career to the next level? It’s time to start thinking about online degrees. Among universities in Southern California, La Jolla-based National University is consistently ranked in the top five online colleges. Given the increasing demand for online education, National University has been at the forefront for 20 years, …

What Is A Bachelor Of Arts Degree

A bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate college degree that can open doors for your career, deepen your knowledge in an area of study, such as psychology, business, and many other fields, or be a stepping stone to furthering your education in a graduate school program. You’ve probably already noticed that you need a four-year BA, …