Graduate Programs Overview

National University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in La Jolla, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $15,480 in average for all students.

It offers seventy-one graduate programs: 52 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 8 Post-Bachelor's, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 3,929 students have been conferred Master's degree and 381 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNational University
Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Address11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Graduate School Students9,629 students
3,311 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$15,480
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 71 Graduate Programs
52 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 11 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at National University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $15,480 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $430.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$430
Books & Supplies$1,125
Room & Board$17,253 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,761 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$38,619
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$14,976$15,480$15,480$15,480$15,480

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

National University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 71 major areas - 51 Master's (45 online programs), 3 Doctorate (2 online programs), 7 Post-Bachelor'(7 online programs), 2 Post-Master'(2 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 18,070 students enrolled in National University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 9,629 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 2,991 male and 6,638 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 5,915 full-time and 3,714 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,311 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,353 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students2,991
Women Students6,638
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students5,915
Part-time Students3,714
By race/ethnicity 3,430 White, 837 Black, and 0 Asian students are attending at National University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races286
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At National University, 3,311 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,353 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment9,629
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,311
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,353
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses4,965
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,311
California Resident2,856
Other State In U.S.442
Outside of U.S.13

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