Online National University plans merger, to become second largest private college in California

San Diego-based National University announced Monday plans to merge with another local online college, expanding the institution’s sizable footprint amid pandemic-heightened demand for remote learning.

Starting this fall, Northcentral University, an adult-education college also based in San Diego, will shed its moniker and join National — boosting the university’s projected enrollment to more than 42,000 students, up from about 32,000.

The University of Southern California is the only larger private college in the state, serving about 49,500 students in the last academic year.

Read more on The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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