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Why Choose NCU?

North Central students on graduation day.

Value beyond the numbers

The bottom line of your student bill is not all that matters when you’re comparing college costs. At North Central University, we offer a degree that will prepare you for your career and ministry goals after graduation.

Need evidence? Here are some other numbers that matter:

  • 89% of North Central students said that after receiving financial aid, we were as affordable or more affordable than their other college choices.
  • Students who attend CCCU* schools have the highest loan repayment rate and the lowest loan default rate (only 6.3%).
  • Minneapolis offers great opportunities for jobs and internships during and after college. Also, Minneapolis has one of the lowest unemployment rates for large metropolitan areas in the nation according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What North Central offers

Academics & Career Calling

NCU is proud to offer more than 60 rigorous, Christ-centered academic programs, including undergraduate majors in high-demand fields like Education, Business Administration, Church Leadership, Communications, Computer Science, Marketing, Sports Management, Urban Development, and more. All majors include door-opening internship opportunities right here in downtown Minneapolis.

Our Campus & Our City

A huge part of the North Central experience is living, learning, and serving in the heart of Minneapolis. You will fall in love with our city—its riverfront parks, world-class museums, professional sports, and amazing people. At North Central, you’re surrounded by opportunities to engage in multicultural ministry and make connections for that first job after graduation.

Student Life & Worship

Meet your 1,200 new best friends. Student life at North Central is both insanely fun and deeply fulfilling. Since we’re small, you’ll get to know everyone — people from all over who share your love of Jesus and your bright vision of a Christian life. We worship God every day through soul-lifting music and word, then go out and enthusiastically live His will.

There are so many ways to get involved. Join one of more than 30 student-run organizations or compete for Rams Athletics. Audition for an award-winning worship performance team or serve on mission trips and outreach groups. This is your time to shine.

Visit us!

Register now for NCU Days, Campus Preview Days, or to book a personalized tour. We’re excited to meet you!