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National Hispanic University
NHU Logo.jpg
National Hispanic University logo
Established 1981
Type Private
Parent institution Laureate International Universities
President David P. López
Provost Gladys Ato
Academic staff

12 full-time, 60 part-time

Students 700[1]
Location San Jose, California, United States
37°21′33″N 121°48′58″W / 37.3591°N 121.8161°W / 37.3591; -121.8161Coordinates: 37°21′33″N 121°48′58″W / 37.3591°N 121.8161°W / 37.3591; -121.8161
Campus Urban
Mascot Golden Eagles
Website www.nhu.edu

The National Hispanic University (NHU) is a small, private university located in San Jose, California.


The National Hispanic University was founded in 1981 in Oakland, California, to address the needs of Hispanic men and women. Founder Dr. Roberto Cruz had studied the disproportionately large impact historically black colleges and universities had in generating both undergraduate and professional degree graduates within the Black community. Dr. Cruz's vision was to have similarly positive impact on the Hispanic community in the United States. In 1990, the university opened a San Jose campus and moved to a larger facility in Oakland. In 1994, NHU closed both campuses and moved to a new campus in San Jose.

In 2010, NHU became a member of the Laureate International Universities network.[2] Laureate International Universities is a global network of more than 50 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to 550,000 students around the world. Laureate International Universities students are part of an international, academic community that spans 21 countries and more than 100 campuses throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Laureate International Universities offer more than 130 career-focused, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields including engineering, education, business, medicine, law, architecture, health sciences, hospitality, culinary arts, and information technology.

In 2012, NHU celebrated its 30th anniversary.[3]

In March 2014, it was announced that the National Hispanic University will cease operations next year.[4]


The university is accredited by WASC[5] and is rated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a "Baccalaureate College", with an academic breadth rated as "Diverse Fields"[6]


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The National Hispanic University President David Lopez on CNN

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16 news items

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:06:33 -0700

The National Hispanic University in California will shut down in the summer of 2015. Tell Me More learns about the history of the university, and what led its current crisis. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:24:03 -0700

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A university that started 33 years ago to help minority students earn degrees and to give back to their community is closing its doors. The National Hispanic University notified students on Thursday. ABC7 News looks into how ...

Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:01:10 -0700

Last week National Hispanic University announced the shuttering of its online and campus-based degree programs. The university's phasing-out as a degree-granting institution raises the question of whether there is a market for an institution with a ...
San Jose Mercury News media center
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0700

National Hispanic University students and university officials discuss the announced closure of the National Hispanic University at the University's campus in San Jose, Calif. on Thursday, March 20, 2014. More Bay Area News. rss-image ...

University Herald

University Herald
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:30:00 -0700

... year after more than 30 years as a four-year college, The San Jose Mercury News reported. National Hispanic University in San Jose, Calif., will shut its doors next year after more than 30 years as a four-year college, The San Jose Mercury News ...
The Philadelphia Tribune
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:08:53 -0700

He established the National Hispanic University in 1981 and originally based it in Oakland, Calif., to increase the amount of educated Hispanics and to inspire other entities to do the same. He really liked the models of Spelman College and Howard ...
San Jose Mercury News
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:18:45 -0700

A recent graduate of Fremont High School, Guzman is studying child development at National Hispanic University in San Jose with the hopes of becoming a family counselor. Guzman said she has seen the benefits of having such an active center for local ...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:12:03 -0700

The National Hispanic University in California will close in the summer of 2015. NPR: http://n.pr/1kOvJNA. -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed an anti-bullying bill to replace what was considered the nation's weakest law. Star Tribune: http://strib.mn ...

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