National University

Veteran-founded nonprofit National University helps working professionals earn degrees by offering over 75 programs online and on campus — programs like criminal justice, public administration, and homeland security.

NU also offers a 25% tuition scholarship and prior learning credit for public safety professionals both sworn and non-sworn. Learn more at

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Founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Capt. David Chigos, we are proud to be San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university. Our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners —especially public safety professionals like you, both sworn and non-sworn. Part of this commitment is a 25% tuition discount for all public safety professionals, as well as credit for prior learning and a 25% tuition discount for their dependents when they enroll by June 30, 2020. NU prides itself on its strict alignment with official training standards for several public safety agencies, including Peace Office Training Standards (POST), Command College, Probation Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and more. If you’re looking to advance your career in public safety, NU offers over 75 degree programs, including criminal justice, public administration, and homeland security. Join over 170,000 NU alumni worldwide. Visit today.

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