With nearly 2,500 dedicated students enrolled in its online distance learning programs, the Arizona-based Northcentral University focuses on psychology, business and education offerings. It was founded in 1996 to provide a full range of degrees ranging from bachelors to masters and doctoral degrees. The school has full accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Schools and Programs.

Since the school focuses on three primary areas, students benefit from a focused curriculum taught by working professionals which can help facilitate the transition into the professional workplace. Within each of the Schools of Business, Education, and Psychology, students can take a flexible approach to their coursework, allowing for accelerated or more steady degree paths. The school offers special programs to International students, as well as law enforcement and military personnel pursuing degrees.