National University

La Jolla, CA 92037

National University is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in La Jolla, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of National University System that operates 3 campuses in La Jolla, Pleasant Hill, Seattle, WA.

National University has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. RN to BSN
  2. ADN
  3. BSN

    The National University Department of Nursing is intended to prepare nurses for the growing field of nursing. The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

    The program allows options designed to meet the variegated needs of students. These options include tracks that allow applicants new to nursing or Licensed Vocational Nurses can join the ASN or BSN tracks. Registered Nurses can attain their Bachelor’s Degree thorough the track offering RN completion.

    Programs Include:

    1. Generic Entry (BSN)
    2. Accelerated Post-Bachelor Degree (BSN)
    3. RN Completion (BSN)
    4. LVN-to-BSN

    Admissions Requirements:

    1. Application to the university
    2. Obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 from an accredited institution
    3. Submit a separate application for admission into a particular nursing track
    4. Test of Essential Academic Skills Score
    5. Proctored essay

    Applicants should attend a Pre-Nursing Program Information Forum and arrange for a meeting with an Admissions Advisor to best describe the application and admissions procedures to the Nursing program.

    Each application will be evaluated thorough a Calculation Worksheet by the admissions committee of the nursing department. The application packet of prospective students will be ranked in comparison with other applicants for that application period.


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Pre-Nursing Studies Associate's degree 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 1
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 0
Pre-Nursing Studies Bachelor's degree 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 321
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Bachelor's degree 20
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 8
Nursing Practice Master's degree 0

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from National University

University of San Diego
10.06 miles away
Point Loma Nazarene University
13.55 miles away
Brandman University
59.75 miles away
Concordia University-Irvine
60.89 miles away
Vanguard University of Southern California
64.35 miles away
California Baptist University
71.14 miles away
Loma Linda University
78.82 miles away
Biola University
81.9 miles away
Western University of Health Sciences
84.44 miles away
Homestead Schools
88.99 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
09/01/1974 - Current
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
02/28/1977 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2001 - 05/01/2003
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
05/30/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$22,459
30k to 48k$22,752
48k to 75k$22,386
75k to 110k$25,045
Over 110k--
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $362.00 $362.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $416.00 $416.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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National University
11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

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