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National University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on National University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors National University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is National University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

National University was awarded 52 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, National University is ranked #1,351 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 116 colleges in California, National University is ranked at #102.

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Is It Hard to Get Into National University?

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National University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At National University, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at National University is 22%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  22 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at National University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At National University this rate is 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at National University is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at National University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,877 undergraduates at National University with 2,899 being full-time and 4,978 being part-time.

National University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

National University scored 54.54 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  54.54 out of 100
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How Much Does National University Cost?

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At National University, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $2,038 a year. That adds up to $8,152 over four years for those students.

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.

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How Much Money Do National University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from National University make around $59,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future National University graduates since it is 49% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of National University

Located in La Jolla, California, National University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of National University

Contact details for National University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037-1011
Phone: 800-628-8648

National University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 71 majors graduated from National University. Of these students, 1,968 received undergraduate degrees and 3,408 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 338 $81,100
Business Administration & Management 307 $51,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 185 $35,100
General Psychology 120 $37,300
Criminal Justice & Corrections 95 $43,800
Public Health 76 $38,400
Interdisciplinary Studies 67 NA
Homeland Security 57 NA
Information Technology 51 $50,400
Health & Medical Administrative Services 39 $41,000

Learn more about the majors offered at National University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at National University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 10,312 students took at least one online class at National University. This is a decrease from the 13,240 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,312 7,627
2016-2017 13,240 11,742
2015-2016 13,168 11,599
2014-2015 12,116 10,468
2013-2014 13,293 11,341

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