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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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I Believe - National Hispanic University - English Version

Educational TV Spot for National Hispanic University located in San Jose, California.

The National Hispanic University President David Lopez on CNN

The National Hispanic University President David Lopez on CNN.

National Hispanic University

www.NHU.edu THE NATIONAL HISPANIC UNIVERSITY 14271 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95127 1-877-584-6648.

The National Hispanic University - San Jose Earthquakes

Kirk Nugent: National Hispanic University 2014 Commencement Speech

Kirk Nugent speaking at the National Hispanic University in San Jose California.

Luis Valdez at The National Hispanic University 10-6-10

Luis Valdez , who is often called "the father of Chicano theatre," presented an insightful lecture at The National Hispanic University (NHU) in San José. He ...

The National Hispanic University - MBA Speaker Series - Jose Luis Nueno

The National Hispanic University - MBA Speaker Series - Jose Luis Nueno.

Introduction to The National Hispanic University

A brief historical account of The National Hispanic University. Narrated by Isabel Duron and Rigo Chacon, the clip shows the importance of the NHU movement, ...

National Hispanic University - Commencement 2012

National Hispanic University Commencement 2012.

Mexica New Year San Jose California 3/12/2011at National Hispanic University

Mexica New Year San Jose 2011at National Hispanic University.

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120 news items

San Jose Mercury News
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:08:44 -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 ...
San Jose Mercury News
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:35:38 -0700

SAN JOSE -- National Hispanic University expects to close next year as a four-year college, but the east side campus may host a new charter school, teachers' academy and research institute under new leadership. Laureate Education, Inc., a for-profit ...
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:06:33 -0700

The National Hispanic University was founded in 1981. It was later absorbed by a private college chain. It had the goal of doing for Latino students what the historically black colleges and universities have done for African-Americans, which is to ...
San Jose Mercury News
Sun, 25 May 2014 12:04:52 -0700

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. The campus will soon add a Latino ...
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 ...


Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:07:30 -0800

Even when she retired as principal, Boac got involved coaching the next-gen teachers at San Jose State University and the National Hispanic University. She did it again for future educators and principals at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:56:15 -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 ...
Mon, 05 May 2014 07:48:39 -0700

The National Hispanic University was created more than 30 years ago to educate first-generation college students from Latino backgrounds. Next year, the only school of its kind west of the Mississippi will close its doors. NHU sits in the shadow of the ...

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