Announcement April 30, 2020

After careful consideration, The John F. Kennedy University (JFKU) Board of Trustees has determined that JFKU, an affiliate of the National University System (NUS) since 2009, will transfer almost all of its programs to other institutions within the NUS and then close university operations by December 31, 2020.

JFKU’s graduate psychology programs will be integrated as degree offerings at National University. The John F. Kennedy College of Law, including the JD, the BA and Paralegal Certificate Programs, will move to Northcentral University and carry on its name as the JFK School of Law at NCU. JFKU’s undergraduate programs in psychology and management, currently offered through FlexCourse, will be continued and adopted by NCU.

Our top priorities for this transition are to ensure that:

  • all students can continue their educational pursuit and earn a degree;
  • virtually all JFKU programs can continue and be supported with the full resources of the NUS;
  • students in the East Bay community will continue to have educational and on-the-ground training opportunities that serve both students and the community; and,
  • faculty and staff have the time and resources to be able to transition to new roles within the NUS wherever possible.

National University System will keep tuition the same as that of JFKU University or the new institution, whichever is lower. We are also helping students move forward toward degrees by offering tuition discounts to most students who stay within the university system and ensuring credits earned transfer as seamlessly as possible based on program requirements. Students who do not wish to continue their studies at an institution within the National University System have the option to complete their degrees at another postsecondary institution. JFKU staff will work with those students and institutions to provide a smooth transfer.

John F. Kennedy University thanks its entire community of organizational partners that have welcomed and supported our students. We also thank our community of faculty, staff, students and alumni for the privilege of being part of an institution that continues to live on through our programs, and through the impacts of our alumni in the communities they serve.

Please visit the JFKU resource page for more details about program relocation.