National University College expands Online Division with launch of 9 degree programs

Online courses in Spanish prepare Hispanic students for new careers

Nov 09, 2012, 10:15 ET from National University College Online

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National University College, a U.S. leader in educating Hispanics by offering courses online and in Spanish, announced today it is adding nine degree programs.

Students can begin enrolling today in accredited programs that include four degrees focused in business, four degrees in criminal justice, and a bachelor's of science in nursing. The new degrees prepare students to be forensic investigators, information systems analysts, human resources specialists, nurses and other high-demand jobs in line with the workforce needs of employers across the country.

"Our mission is to help Hispanics be more competitive in the labor market so they can continue to improve their contributions to their families, their neighborhoods, their cities and ultimately their country," said Jonathan Morris, Executive Vice President of National University College - Online Division.  "Education is pivotal to achieve any of these."

Many students, Morris said, are motivated to enroll by the 24/7 class schedule flexibility, the expansive options of degrees, and the ability to enroll in classes taught in Spanish.

"A good number of our students have full time jobs but want better careers. Or perhaps they never finished their college education and now their busy lives include caring for family. Our programs have proven to be ideal for them," said Morris, who has directed the expansion of National University College – Online to reach Hispanic students in 44 states since 2011.

The new programs are:

  • Associate Degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in General Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Business Intelligence
  • Bachelor in Criminal Justice with a Major in Homeland Security
  • Bachelor in Criminal Justice with a Major in Forensic Investigation
  • Bachelor in Criminal Justice with a Major in Human Services
  • Bachelor in Criminal Justice with a Major in Cyber Crimes
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

For more information about National University College - Online offerings and enrollment, go to or contact the Office of Admissions by email at or call toll-free 1-888-871-0533.

National University College - Online is a division of National University College, which has offered accredited degree programs and training for more than 30 years in Puerto Rico. National University College is a member of the Eduk Group, the largest private postsecondary education company in Puerto Rico uniquely focused on offering career-oriented programs to students in Spanish.

"Educational attainment is very important for Hispanics," said Dolymari Garcia Davila, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Online Division.  "We have found that by providing programs online, with classes and all student services offered fully in Spanish, we can give them the greatest opportunity for success and take a step at closing the gap both in education and viable employment."

About National University College - Online

National University College's Online Division (NUCO) offers associate, bachelor and master degree programs taught online in Spanish in such fields as business administration, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, information technology, education and healthcare. NUC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). National University College is a member of the Eduk Group, headquartered in Puerto Rico.  For more information on NUCO, go to You also can visit or follow @nuc_online on Twitter. For information regarding graduation rates, median debt of students who complete our programs and more, visit

SOURCE National University College Online