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New Charter University was established in 1994 as Andrew Jackson University. In 2010, the University moved its operating location from Birmingham, Alabama to San Francisco, California and changed its name to New Charter University.
The founders of New Charter University believe it is time for a new university charter – one that guarantees anyone who desires it access to an affordable education. They also believe that the concept of the university should be broadened to include at its core: openness, transparency and peer-to-peer learning at a pace that is appropriate for the learner.
To leverage advances in innovative technologies and teaching methods to provide affordable, accessible, and high quality distance education programs. Through these programs students can attain recognized degrees and credentials that advance their careers and improve their lives.
Our vision is to build the most affordable and accessible private university in the world. Given our mission and beliefs, we would like to help create a world in which no one is deprived of access to quality education. In order to accomplish this, we will need to hold true to our core values:
New Charter University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) formerly the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the US Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
For further information about accreditation, contact:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1601 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009-2529
California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
New Charter University is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
As an accredited, degree-granting member of the DEAC (formerly DETC) New Charter University is an institutional member of the following organizations: