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National University College Overview

National University College is a private for-profit institution situated in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is National University College Known For?

2,798 Undergraduate Awards
59% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at National University College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 24% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average National University College student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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National University College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

National University College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#58 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#107 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#207 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at National University College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Computer Systems Networking Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Electronics Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is National University College?

Location of National University College

Contact details for National University College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Carr. #2 Edificio National College Plaza, Bayamon, PR 00960
Phone: 787-982-3000
Website: www.nuc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationaluniversitycollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NUCPR

How Do I Get Into National University College?

You can apply to National University College online at: www.nuc.edu

Admission Requirements for National University College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into National University College?

59% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at National University College is 59%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.

Can I Afford National University College?

26% Take Out Loans
16.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At National University College, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,999 a year. That adds up to $19,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at National University College is 16.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

National University College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,569 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
99% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,244 undergraduate students at National University College, with 4,569 being full-time and 6,675 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  National University College

There are also 1,225 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,569 full-time undergraduates at National University College, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  National University College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of National University College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of National University College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 4,501
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 59

Geographic Diversity

Puerto Rico students aren't the only ones who study at National University College. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at National University College

3,364 Took All Classes Online
5,651 Took At Least One Class Online
5.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 14 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at National University College. In 2017-2018, 5,651 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at National University College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Puerto Rico 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 College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at National University College was 5.7%. This is the #1,613 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at National University College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of National University College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 19%
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 27%
Computer & Information Sciences 1%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6%
Electronics Engineering Technology 47%
Engineering Technologies 47%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 38%
Health Professions 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%
Human Resource Management 68%
Marketing 38%
Nursing 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at National University College 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 College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Entrepreneurial Studies #51
Business Support & Assistant Services #86
Marketing #89
Computer Information Systems #119
Accounting #184
Teacher Education Grade Specific #191
Health & Medical Administrative Services #231
Computer & Information Sciences #270
Criminal Justice & Corrections #284
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #323
Nursing #351
Education #454

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 College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 441 1,038 173 1,652
Criminal Justice & Corrections 78 238 1 317
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 312 0 0 312
Business Administration & Management 28 78 107 213
Health & Medical Administrative Services 177 14 0 191
Dental Support Services 109 0 0 109
Marketing 0 0 85 85
Accounting 19 64 0 83
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 1 66 67
Human Resource Management 0 2 54 56
Computer Systems Networking 0 51 0 51
Allied Health Professions 49 0 0 49
Electronics Engineering Technology 43 0 0 43
Entrepreneurial Studies 19 0 0 19
Computer Information Systems 18 0 0 18
Information Technology 0 12 0 12
Computer Programming 0 4 0 4
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 0 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 3 3
Educational Assessment 0 0 3 3
TOTAL 1,293 1,505 492 3,290

References

*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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