National University Partners with San Diego City College

  • Partnership will ease transition from an associate’s to a bachelor’s degree for thousands of local students
  • National University will offer bachelor’s degree programs to San Diego City College students at the College’s location in downtown San Diego
  • Agreement also includes access to scholarship programs and discounted tuition

San Diego, Calif.National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California, and San Diego City College, the oldest community college in San Diego, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that will ease the transition from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree at National University for thousands of local students, both schools announced today. The new Baccalaureate degree program at City College will be in Information Technology Management.

The Agreement will make it easier for students of San Diego City College to pursue a bachelor’s degree, to enroll in courses at National University concurrently with their enrollment at San Diego City College, or to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program following completion of a certificate or associate’s degree program at San Diego City College.

“Since its foundation in 1971, National University has been dedicated to making educational opportunities available to lifelong learners,” said Patricia Potter, Interim President of National University. “As a San Diego-based institution, this agreement with San Diego City College is a logical and natural partnership that will allow both institutions to better serve their students.”

“With its nearly 100 years in the community, City College is preparing students for the next century, and sees this partnership with National University as another resource to prepare our students in high-demand career fields like Information Technology,” said Dr. Terry Burgess, President of San Diego City College.

The agreement between the two schools includes numerous benefits for students, including an extension of the National University Transfer to Triumph scholarship program, established under the Memorandum of Understanding between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and National University, and National University’s Promising Scholar scholarship to transfer students from San Diego College. City College students, employees, and alumni will be eligible to receive a ten percent (10%) discount on the cost of tuition for all National University courses taken onsite at City College, which is located at 1313 Park Boulevard in downtown San Diego.

For more information about National University, contact David Neville at (858) 642-8163 or visit For more information about San Diego City College, contact Heidi Bunkowske at (619) 388-3911 or visit

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California with 22,000 full-time students and 230,000 alumni. The flagship institution of the National University System, National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging and relevant to a diverse population of students. Four schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; and the School of Health and Human Services – offer 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials at more than 30 locations throughout California and in Henderson, Nevada. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 60 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit

About San Diego City College
Founded in 1914, San Diego City College serves as the educational cornerstone of downtown San Diego to more than 18,000 students. City College has been named a President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll member, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. City College offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, and 1,500 day, evening, weekend, and online courses.

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