City University of Seattle is National University System’s Newest Affiliate

NU Seal LogoToday, City University of Seattle has become the newest affiliate of the National University System. As a result of this affiliation, CityU will have more resources to serve students and will retain its name, identity, and standing as an independent regionally-accredited, nonprofit university.

According to National University System’s Chancellor, Dr. Jerry C. Lee, “The addition of City University of Seattle will serve to broaden the scope of educational opportunities available to all of the students of the National University System, including students at CityU. The National University System and City University of Seattle share a common mission — providing access to a quality, student-centered nonprofit education that is convenient, affordable, and relevant. City University of Seattle will be an important and welcome addition to the National University System.”

CityU’s affiliation with the National University System significantly strengthens the University by providing it with the resources necessary to meet the ever-evolving demands of the 21st century student. Being affiliated with the National University System includes CityU in the same system as National University, which has an endowment that ranks among the 200 largest college and university endowments in the United States. As an affiliate of the System, CityU will retain its name, identity and standing as an independent, regionally-accredited, nonprofit university and maintain its commitment to serving anyone with the desire to learn.

The National University System was established in 2001 to meet the emerging demands for education in the 21st Century. The System offers multiple entry points in an integrated multi-tiered alliance of institutions. In addition City University of Seattle, the affiliates of the National University System include: National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution in California and the 12th-largest in the United States; John F. Kennedy University; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs, consisting of National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning; and WestMed College.

CityU’s affiliation with the System has been approved by the National University System Board of Trustees, CityU’s Board of Governors, and the NWCCU.

In the press release announcing today’s news President Lee Gorsuch said, “Since 1973 CityU has been committed to providing a relevant, flexible and accessible education for students managing their education alongside work and life’s many competing responsibilities,” said Lee Gorsuch, President of City University of Seattle. “The National University System shares this vision. By working within the System’s framework and leveraging its resources, City University of Seattle’s ability to educate and inspire change in our students and the community we serve is strengthened.” 

Go here to read the press release about CityU’s affiliation with National University System.

NOTE: If you’re a student and have questions please contact your adviser or refer to the Student Portal for the announcement and the FAQs. 


Published April 3, 2013



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