The National Hispanic University

The National Hispanic University

The National Hispanic University, NHU, was established in 1981. Originally located in Oakland, California, it moved to its present 11-acre campus in San Jose, California, in 1994. This non-sectarian, private, coeducational university offers associate's, and bachelor's degrees in business, computer information systems, liberal studies, mathematics and science, and early childhood education. Students can also opt for certificate courses, credential programs, and transfer degree programs.

NHU students are offered academic support and counseling through the Center for College Success. They are also provided career assistance, and job placement services. Financial aid is available in the form of Federal Pell Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grants, Stafford Loans, Work Study Programs, and Cal Grants. Deserving candidates are also awarded The NHU General Scholarship, NHU Silicon Valley Scholarship, Teacher Education Scholarships, and HSF scholarships.

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Contacting The National Hispanic University

The National Hispanic University
14271 Story Rd
San Jose , CA 95127-3823
General Phone: (408) 254-6900

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The National Hispanic University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching37teacher ed
Liberal Arts24general studies
Business and Management4business management
Computer Science and Engineering1computer programming

Number of programs and degrees for The National Hispanic University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree193
Postbaccalaureate certificate371
Award of less than 1 academic year101
Associate's degree01

The National Hispanic University Student Body

In 2007-2008, The National Hispanic University had a total enrollment of 551 students (365 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 75%
Part-Time 25%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 9%
Black 3%
Hispanic 79%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 23%
20-21 16%
22-24 12%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%

The National Hispanic University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 38 %

The National Hispanic University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Jose, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The National Hispanic University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The National Hispanic University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,840
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,840
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
The National Hispanic University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2518400)

The National Hispanic University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year6$64,3335$72,000
All faculty totalcalendar year6$64,3335$72,000

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The National Hispanic University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
General Studies

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The National Hispanic University Highlights

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What Sets The National Hispanic University Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%The National Hispanic University % of degrees in education and teaching
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%The National Hispanic University % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%The National Hispanic University Minority % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%The National Hispanic University % of degrees in liberal arts
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%The National Hispanic University Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%The National Hispanic University % students 40 years or older

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