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Northcentral University

267 Reviews

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54% of 267 students said this degree improved their career prospects
48% of 267 students said they would recommend this school to others
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/6/2023



Fast Facts

Accreditation: Northcentral University is acredited by 6 agencies

Salary Score for Online Degrees at Northcentral University

Master's Degrees

Psychology, General $41,000 $43,592 47
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions $54,661 $41,105 40
Education, General $34,273 $44,018 22
Business Administration, Management and Operations $38,500 $48,562 15

Doctoral Degrees

Psychology, General $77,675 $69,049 64
Business Administration, Management and Operations $76,087 $85,603 37
Education, General $71,940 $67,064 34

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Reviewed: 2/27/2023

Degree: Business

Worst experience of my life. The rules in place for students are broken by staff when it’s convenient. I applied for a grade and never got a response. Weeks went by without review of weekly assignments. No accountability. Do not attend this money sucking university.

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Reviewed: 1/9/2023

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

Do not transfer to this school, and I almost lost an entire year by doing that. I'm supposed to start clinical, and I can't meet with an advisor for five weeks which is ridiculous. The practicum is so confusing they don't help you in any way just confuse you more by giving different information depending on which Clinical Team member you talk to. I 100% regret coming to this school halfway through my education which I would have finished if I hadn't. They lied to me about the timeline and added three... Read More

Rodney Jackson

Reviewed: 1/5/2023

Degree: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

I have read a lot of complaints about NCU, but their experience has not been mine. The online program is for people who are self-motivated to learn. Yes, I wish I had more contact with classmates, but it's not mandatory. I get my assignments, I do them, I get my grades, and I move on to the next class. I have had at least 10 classes in my program, and my teachers are very responsive to my questions and needs. I don't know the impact of NCU having been bought by National U, but I have no complaints,... Read More


Reviewed: 11/19/2022

Degree: Business Administration

I am currently on my fifth course and it has been a great experience so far. My lecturers are accessible if I have any questions, also it has been very easy to get in touch with IT when I am having technical issues. I would recommend this program if you are motivated and can work independently for the most part.

Kat, PhD

Reviewed: 10/30/2022

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

NCU is an exemplar of online higher education. NCU is regionally accredited by WASC, the same accreditation commission that scrutinizes degree programs at many well-known, reputable, brick and mortar universities (look it up). NCU professors are expert-scholars. Curriculum is rigorous. Standards are high for student performance. So, if you think you can skate by with mediocrity and still earn a degree think again. At NCU, you EARN your degree. Do not expect it to be handed to you without serious... Read More


Reviewed: 10/14/2022

Degree: Education

Northcentral University gives you seven days to drop a course, but makes it hard to do so. If you want drop a course their website states to call or email your desire to drop the course but when you call them it goes to voicemail and they don’t call you back and when they do you are told per their investigation you did not leave a voicemail, and since you did not drop in time you own us money. It’s incompetent for a university to that answer their phone, investigate themselves, and them pass judgement... Read More

Hopeful Immigrant

Reviewed: 10/1/2022

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

I have experience with other universities and never experienced a cluster like NCU. NCU is COAMFT and has strict policies to follow APA standards and a 1:1 student/teacher ratio. None of that matters. The recruiters are great deceivers by telling people it is possible to graduate in two years. Advisors have a revolving door and students like me get a new advisor every 6-9 weeks. The advisors are incompetent and make changes to students' schedules without informing them of the impact. For example,... Read More

Dr. Viranda Fason

Reviewed: 9/28/2022

Degree: Education

The professors at Northcentral University really care about your academic success. They will mold you into the person you desire to become. There are no handouts. You must be okay with constructive criticism. If you cannot handle constructive criticism, this is not the university for you. Trust that you will not be given a degree, you will work hard to attain your doctoral degree. Northcentral University has some of the best people working together to ensure your success. However, you as a person... Read More

Shameka J.

Reviewed: 9/20/2022

Degree: Business

The absolute worst experience EVER! Don't waste your time nor money. I'm over $100,000 in debt and still no degree....on top of the fact they they target black and brown by keeping them from graduating. The professors aren't knowledgeable and they switch staff like there's no tomorrow. A HUGE WASTE OF TIME!


Reviewed: 9/13/2022

Degree: Educational Leadership

I've attended classes in an online format before but have never had so little support. This school only wants money. For the past 3 months I've been waiting for the survey for my dissertation to hit the target number and have had to stay "enrolled" in a supplemental course every 8 weeks only to tell my professor how many surveys I'm up to and have him say thanks for the update. This IS NOT worth nearly 3k every 8 weeks. I should not have to enroll in a course while my survey is collecting. Some professors... Read More