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National Hispanic University
NHU Logo.jpg
National Hispanic University logo
Active 1981–2015
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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SCU Today
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:07:30 -0700

... in Silicon Valley, gifts from the Sobrato family have included $20 million to Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, $10 million to Bellarmine College Preparatory high school, and $5 million each to Valley Medical Center and National Hispanic University.

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San Jose Mercury News
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:27:42 -0700

"We made critical and important efforts to expand and make the 'national' in National Hispanic University real," said Jonathan Kaplan, a top Laureate official and chairman of the NHU board of directors. He said Laureate had invested "tens of millions ...
San Jose Mercury News
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:44:58 -0700

SAN JOSE -- Ever since National Hispanic University announced it will shut its doors next year, students like San Jose's Ramon Ramirez have had one word to describe the fallout: "panic." But on a sun-splashed Saturday, while many Bay Area residents may ...
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. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.
San Jose Mercury News
Sun, 25 May 2014 12:04:52 -0700

jrodriguez@mercurynews.com. SAN JOSE -- As the National Hispanic University prepares to close, a new educational research center and graduate program will move in with the mission of exploring better ways of educating Latino schoolchildren.
San Jose Mercury News
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:23:05 -0800

SAN JOSE -- Only four years after a private college chain bought National Hispanic University in San Jose, the struggling campus has stopped new enrollments, stunning students, faculty and community leaders who had hoped the school would become a ...

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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
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:29:53 -0800

... that continued engagement with our community will help us make the right decisions. Jonathan A. Kaplan is chairman of the National Hispanic University board of directors. Edward Alvarez is a board member and is chairman of the NHU Foundation Board.

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