National Hispanic University Joins Laureate International Universities

Laureate Education extends mission of access to growing and underserved U.S. Hispanic population

20/04/2010


National Hispanic University (NHU)

Baltimore, Maryland – April 20, 2010 – Laureate Education today announced that the National Hispanic University (NHU) in San Jose, Calif., has joined Laureate International Universities. With its focus on educating the growing and underserved Hispanic population in the United States, NHU complements Laureate International Universities’ mission of providing broad access to higher education.

NHU was founded in 1981 to meet the education needs of Hispanic students. It offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate and certificate programs in business, education and information technology, delivered in a multicultural, collaborative and supportive learning environment. The 11-acre campus is located in California’s Silicon Valley. NHU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. More than 500 students attend NHU.

“We are pleased to welcome the students, faculty and staff of NHU to the Laureate International Universities network,” said Douglas L. Becker, chairman and chief executive officer of Laureate Education. “Both NHU and Laureate share a commitment to offering higher education with a unique multicultural perspective and to preparing our students for careers and lifelong achievement. We also share the belief that when our students succeed, countries prosper and communities benefit. Together, we will further enhance and expand opportunities for Hispanic students here in the United States and abroad.”

NHU joins a global community of more than 50 institutions with nearly 600,000 students around the world. Laureate International Universities offer more than 130-career focused undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields including education, business, information technology, law and medicine.  

“Laureate is already deeply committed to serving Hispanic students, which is illustrated by its strong presence in both Latin America, with 25 higher education institutions and 400,000 students, and in the U.S., with Walden University, a leader in providing advanced degrees to Hispanic students,” said Dr. David P. López, president of NHU. “NHU has much in common with Laureate. We share a focus on student outcomes and on the importance of providing access to quality higher education for underserved populations.”  Dr. Lopez went on to say “Our board of trustees believes the partnership with Laureate is vitally important to insure NHU continues to fulfill its mission of providing access to quality higher education for the underserved. I have never been more excited and optimistic about the future of NHU.”

As a member of the Laureate International Universities network, NHU will be able to leverage the strategic management, financial expertise and international strength of a global network of higher education resources to further extend opportunities for students and faculty.

About National Hispanic University

NHU was founded in 1981 to meet the education needs of Hispanic students. It offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate and certificate programs in business, education and information technology, delivered in a multicultural, collaborative and supportive learning environment. The 11-acre campus has excellent facilities located in California’s Silicon Valley. NHU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. More than 500 students attend NHU. For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.   

 

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