Wall Street Journal
Seattle U was ranked in in Top 15 percent of all universities in the nation and #21 of 122 universities in the West.
For 17 years running, Seattle U has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation.
U.S. News Best Colleges
Seattle U was included in the national university category for the first time and tied for #139 among all national universities.
What Sets Us Apart
All NCS courses are delivered either fully online or in a blended format that combines the best features of online delivery and face-to-face teaching. All our courses are designed in collaboration with Seattle University’s cutting-edge Center for Digital Learning and Innovation and are innovative, interactive, and engaging. You’ll get to know your professor and fellow students well because we’re not just about building courses, we’re about building community. And our rolling admissions policy allows you to apply, be admitted, and begin your studies year-round.
NCS courses are offered at a reduced cost ($400 per credit hour) for adult students. That’s less than half the cost of standard SU tuition. All of our baccalaureate and certificate programs are fully accredited and qualify for Federal Student Aid and VA educational benefits. NCS has a generous transfer credit policy and also offers credit for prior learning experience gained through previous courses, military and corporate training, and proficiency tests.
Seattle University is a world-class institution that has been recognized for academic excellence, community service, and value. In 2019, we were honored to be included in the top 15% in the nation by US News and World Report. When you attend Seattle University, you become part of a learning community that is respected by academics and employers worldwide. NCS faculty are accomplished academics who are often practitioners in their respective fields, and all NCS students have access to Seattle University's excellent student support services.
62% of students in the Web Development program used the tools and skills they gained to make a career change after graduation.
93% of our students are employed full time while they attend SU.
One of the precepts of Jesuit education is cura personalis, “care for the entire person”. Not just you, the student, but you, the person. NCS was created with the success of adult students like you in mind. In fact, many of us at NCS were (and continue to be) adult students—some of us were returning veterans, some of us were single parents, some of us worked three jobs to put ourselves through school. We faced challenges similar to the ones you’ll face. But here’s the thing: we all finished our programs, and we can help you do that, too. We offer a flexible, affordable, and highly respected education for adult students and our Jesuit commitment to cura personalis means we care. About your education, about your goals, about you.