National University Nursing Programs
National University is a private not-for-profit institution located in La Jolla, California. The location of National University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
National University Rankings
National University is ranked #116 out of 1,284 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
National University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at National University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards National University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is National University?
Contact details for National University are given below.
|Address:||11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037-1011|
How Do I Get Into National University?
You can apply to National University online at: www.nu.edu/Admissions/ApplyOnline.html
Can I Afford National University?
The student loan default rate at National University is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
National University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 9,314 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,856 full-time undergraduates at National University, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of National University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||230|
|Hispanic or Latino||766|
California students aren't the only ones who study at National University. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at National University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Germany, and Thailand.
Online Learning at National University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at National University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of National University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at National University was -7.7%. This is the #1,783 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at National University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of National University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at National University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at National University.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
National University Nursing Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||3||0||0||0||3|
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training||0||1||1||0||2|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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