Discover the System
National University System (NUS) was established in 2001 to meet the emerging demands and challenges for education in the 21st century. The nonprofit system is comprised of university and education-related affiliates that, together, endeavor to provide an exceptional student experience to lifelong learners. National University, the flagship institution in the System, has pioneered new approaches to serving adults and veterans since its inception in 1971.
With programs available online or at on-site locations, NUS is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of a diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.
NUS affiliates include:
National University: An accredited private nonprofit university with unique four-week classes offered online or on-site and over 75 certificate, credential, and degree programs
City University of Seattle: An accredited private nonprofit university offering doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degree programs delivered onsite and online
National University Virtual High School: An accredited online high school offering Advanced Placement and UC "a-g" approved courses in a flexible, student-centered format
National University Academy: Tuition-free K-12 public charter schools offering a dynamic, innovative learning environment