Who we are

NUC University has been the institution of choice of a diverse population for more than 40 years. The institution comprise of nine locations in Florida (Deland, Kissimmee, Orlando, Lakeland, South Miami, Pembroke Pines, Tampa, South Florida, and DAVE School), seven campuses in Puerto Rico (Arecibo, Bayamón, Caguas, Mayagüez, Ponce, Río Grande, and Escorial), an IBC Technical Division with 12 locations in Puerto Rico, and the NUC Online Division with students all across US and Puerto Rico. It offers degrees at various levels such as diploma, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s in fields including Healthcare, Construction, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Beauty, Visual Arts, Business Management, Technology, Health Studies, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Education.

NUC offers on-ground, blended, hybrid, and online academic programs. NUC Online Division seeks to serve in a comprehensive manner and adapted to the growing population that needs to combine their personal and professional life with preparation and training to meet the challenges through the adoption of innovative educational modalities with programs in English and Spanish, with a modern and easy to use online education platform (CANVAS).

In Florida, we have Florida Technical College (FTC) with 7 campuses (Deland, Orlando, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Pembroke Pines, South Miami, and Tampa). FTC education approach is based on helping students turn theory into practice with blended programs and up to date labs. NUC South Florida Campus, another location of NUC University at Florida is focused on serving hybrid and online students in Florida and the rest of US. DAVE School in Orlando, FL is also part of the NUC University family and offers specialized training in visual effects and gaming design with extensive practice under industry level supervision in the backstage of Universal Studios.

Mission and Vision


At NUC University, our goal is to develop individuals from all backgrounds into enterprising professionals, successful in their field of study and employment, proud to belong to NUC and who contribute to their communities.


To be recognized as a university that cares about its students and prioritizes their success through centers of excellence, innovative and diverse learning modalities, quality student services, all of which leads to developing quality professionals with adaptability, integrity and values.

Institutional Values


Willingness to understand and accept the different ways of acting and thinking of another human being. It is a feeling of acceptance of human diversity and the need for tolerance, kindness and compliance with established norms and rules to guarantee harmony between human beings.

Social Commitment

Shared institutional decision to promote the social well-being of our community and of Puerto Rico by participating in research, orientation, and the solution of pressing problems in the community, represented mainly by students.


Moral action that allows us to make commitments, reflect, guide and assess the consequences of our actions in personal, community and work environment.


Permanent attitude that moves us to help another spontaneously to achieve their immediate or long-term goals. This attitude is present and is expressed in all areas of life.


Degree of excellence with which all actions and services of the institution will be carried out, be they academic or administrative. As a result, the level of satisfaction will be high, reflecting the acceptance of well-done efforts.


Process in continuous evolution that enables the increase of the competitive capacity of the institution to face the dynamics and proposals of a changing scenario.


It is the execution of a certain obligation in the agreed terms according to the requirements established by the regulatory agencies. It allows us to achieve, acquire commitments and conclude them responsibly and act accordingly.

Our Manifesto

We understand
All you have done to be here;
We understand why you are the one who is on the bus, in the car every morning… without failing;
We understand why you don’t sleep until you understand the last word or resolve the last doubt;
Why you give yourself relentlessly for your studies and for your progress.
We understand.
Because you don’t sit and wait for the future
You don’t want it halfway.
Because you want your success in capital letters,
To make a difference for you and your family tomorrow.
Your fight motivates us to be here every day,
In order to not to settle for an “A”;
To innovate and be ahead of the times;
Seeking to exceed what you demand from us;
Fulfilling your needs, because your success is also ours;
Educating you with excellence, with commitment, with heart.
For you, with you.
We are your University.


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