Northcentral University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Proprietary
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) Continuous enrollment; weekly course starts; 8 week courses; one assignment per week
First year of program 1997-1998

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 3
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 135
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate 3
Part-time faculty with doctorate 135
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty N/A
Average class size 1
Maximum class size 1

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 3
Online courses 128
Five most popular majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 46%
Psychology, General 12%
Education, General 12%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 9%
Accounting 7%
All majors
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Northcentral delivers online graduate and undergraduate programs with focused specializations that allow you to tailor your education to your personal and professional interests. Understanding that the pedagogy of educating adult learners is uniquely challenging, we’ve adopted a One-to-One teaching model, partnering you with a member of our 100% doctoral faculty. Through applied experiential learning, you receive the feedback you need to advance your education online and achieve your goals.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students None
Class participation graded Yes
Exams No
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Northcentral University is committed to compliance with intellectual property law and the preservation of the rights of copyright owners and users of copyrighted materials as stated in University Policy, the Student Catalog and Faculty Mentor Guide.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Priorities Survey for Online Learners (Noel Levitz) Yes
Priorities Survey for Online Learners results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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