Accreditation: The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Reivew Averages: 6.0 out of 10 (242 reviews)
Northcentral University Reviews:
39 of 48 people found the following review helpful
NCU- A Quality Institution
November 9, 2012
Northcentral University is a quality academic institution. This university is highly competitive in obtaining a doctoral degree as it should be. The graduate curriculum is absolutely more rigorous than the graduate programs at some of the more traditional bricks and mortar schools. I am speaking from experience. When I sat for my licensure examination, I passed first time around while others from traditional universities had failed it. The pass rate of the examination was 48% ... [Read more]
32 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic -- IF you are serious
June 27, 2012
If you are interested in online education, ignore all of these "it's a scam" posts. I am nearly complete with my doctorate program and have found it to be an incredibly rewarding and worthwhile experience. The faculty is helpful, the quality of the education is top notch. Of course, YOU MUST BE SERIOUS ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN EDUCATION. If you are just going to sit back and hope that a teacher holds your ... [Read more]
31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
No Issues with NCU Program
December 19, 2012
I've just successfully finished 6 years working on my Ph.D. at NCU. I'm a professional already working in the field and just needed the letters after my name. The PROS: no residency (perfect for a full time career & family), locked-in tuition rates, flexible teachers, set expectations in course requirements. If you can synthesize materials and write well, you'll do fine. My mentor was great, my teachers were responsive and thoughtful. I never had an ... [Read more]
31 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Run Away as Fast as You Can!
August 12, 2012
I am a doctoral student at NCU and I wish I had transferred when I became concerned about NCU's bad business practices and ethics. I have been stuck in the CP stage for months for very questionable reasons. Each time there is a rejection another course must be paid for. The new full-time dissertation chair model is a joke and has only been done to support the upcoming accreditation. Doctoral students are stuck because no ... [Read more]
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Current Employees' Perspective
June 26, 2013
As a purely online university, NCU is not the worst in private education. That said, their main objective is to drive up enrollment, revenues, and profits to elevate valuation the company in order to sell to the highest bidder within the next 2 to 3 years. The university is owned by a couple of private equity firms (Rockbridge and Falcon) wanting to cash in on their rapid growth over the past 4 years. Several of ... [Read more]
28 of 38 people found the following review helpful
NCU is not for those who request the motto "Student First
June 21, 2012
I searched for several months to find a university that did not require residency. I also was attracted to offering Doctoral students the opportunity to present your dissertation over the phone. I recently began my Ed. Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Specialization. My initial mentor was great, met institutional requirements of grading assignments within 3-day turn-around. Was able to pick up the phone and communicate with the mentor anyday, anytime. My grievance with the institution did ... [Read more]
28 of 40 people found the following review helpful
June 12, 2012
I only go after jobs posted on the Chroncle of Higher Education site these days, and my last three jobs are from there. I have an NCU PhD BA, plus other quals, and work FT at a foreign ACBSP Accredited school. My compensation exceeds 130K USD per annum. [Read more]
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