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The clock tower of the Trask Word & Worship Center.

Institutional Mission

North Central University is a dynamic Christian learning community educating students for lives of service throughout society, the marketplace, and the church. In keeping with its Pentecostal heritage and beliefs, NCU models and expects excellence in both academic practice and Christian faith.

Through rigorous engagement in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, NCU graduates are becoming more competent, wise, competitive, and skill based. Our graduates possess a faithful outlook and disposition for reflective and critical thought that is rooted in scripture and empowered by the Holy Spirit, resulting in career excellence, spiritual integrity and ethical courage.

The NCU experience fosters a mature commitment to both Christ and the mission of God throughout the world. As a leading urban Christian university, NCU offers a transformative student experience. NCU graduates are challenged to engage in thoughtful and proactive dialogue concerning biblical models for compassion, equity, and social well-being.

Grateful to God, the NCU community carries out this mission with responsible stewardship of our physical, financial, and human resources.

Institutional Values


At NCU we value and integrate the sacred scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit throughout our curriculum, pedagogy, and professional practice.


At NCU we celebrate the faith and sacrifice of those who came before us and have entrusted us with this institution—while also knowing we must pass our work on to others in the future.


At NCU we champion and strive for excellence. We look to employ top scholars and innovators and surround them with engaging culture and technologies.


At NCU we encourage our students, alumni, faculty, and staff to properly care for and succeed in their vocation from God to the greater world where they serve.


At NCU we welcome and support students from all backgrounds and ethnicities, and diligently work to see them graduate with spiritual and economic freedom.

Institutional Aspirations

  1. Maintain and improve our position in the field of education.
  2. Develop new models, new fields, new techniques, and new demands.
  3. Earn the respect of the communities in which we operate.
  4. Develop campus-wide morale, outlook, and enterprise.
  5. Contribute something meaningful to the art of education and leadership.