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National Defense University students are selected by their service, agency, department, or country to attend NDU programs.  NDU does not accept applications from individuals for admission.  Consequently, traditional measures of student outcomes are not comparable with civilian universities.  Almost 100% of our enrollees graduate in the time allotted, almost 100% of our graduates are employed during their enrollment and for several years after graduation, etc. Data concerning the organizational diversity of our student bodies follow, listed by component.  Additional detail is available in our most current annual report.

Figure 1. NDU Students (AY 2015-2016)

NDU Students (AY 2015-2016)

NOTES:

  1. Does not include 148 noncredit students in JFSC programs.
  2. PEL (Program for Emerging Leaders) is a program of study offered by CSWMD that allows students to receive credit.
  3. Numbers for each component are unduplicated within the component, but not across components.

Table 1. CISA Overall Student Enrollment

Student Category  Active Reserve Guard Total
U.S. Army 79 5 6 90
U.S. Air Force  95 8 11 114
U.S. Navy 91 4 0 95
U.S. Marine Corps 15 0 0 15
U.S. Coast Guard 21 0 0 21
International Officers -- -- -- 21
International Civilians -- -- -- 1
DoD Civilians -- -- -- 502
Interagency Civilians -- -- -- 92
Private Sector -- -- -- 15
Total Enrollment 966

Note: Faculty/staff students: 7 faculty/staff who completed courses are not included in the above number. Additionally, Active and Reserve components apply only to U.S. military services; thus numbers may not sum to total across Active/Reserve status.

 

Table 2. CISA Civilian Students by Executive-Level Agency, Sub-Agency, Bureau, and Service

  Agency Enrollment
DoD Agencies Defense Intelligence Agency 2
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 1
  DoD Agencies Total 3
Non-DoD Agencies Bureau of Diplomatic Security 1
Customs and Border Protection Bureau 2
Department of State 7
Department of Transportation 1
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau 2
National Counterterrorism Center 2
National Nuclear Security Administration 2
  Non-DoD Agencies Total 17

  

Table 3. Eisenhower Overall Student Enrollment

Student Category Active Reserve Guard Total
U.S. Army 60 1 1 62
U.S. Air Force 51 3 3 57
U.S. Navy 32 0 0 32
U.S. Marine Corps 15 2 0 17
U.S. Coast Guard 3 0 0 3
International Officers -- -- -- 30
International Civilians -- -- -- 2
DoD Civilians -- -- -- 59
Industry Civilians -- -- -- 45
Interagency Civilians -- -- -- 2
Total Enrollment 309

Note:  Active and Reserve components apply only to U.S. military services; thus numbers may not sum to total across Active/Reserve status.

Table 4. Eisenhower Civilian Students by Executive-Level Agency, Sub-Agency, Bureau, and Service

  Agency Enrollment
DoD Agencies Defense Acquisition University 1
Defense Contract Management Agency 1
Defense Information Systems Agency 1
Defense Intelligence Agency 5
Defense Logistics Agency 4
Department of Defense 2
Department of the Air Force 10
Department of the Army 10
Department of the Navy 12
Joint Staff - J4 1
Joint Staff - J6 1
Military Sealift Command 1
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
3
National Security Agency / Central Security Agency 3
Office of the Secretary of Defense 2
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy  2
  DoD Agencies Total 59
Non-DoD Agencies Central Intelligence Agency 2
Department of Commerce 2
Department of Energy 2
Department of Homeland Security 8
Department of State 18
Department of Transportation 1
Department of Veteran Affairs 3
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3
General Services Administration 2
Office of Management and Budget 1
United States Agency for International Development 3
  Non-DoD Agencies Total 17
 Industry Civilian Logistics Management Institute 1
Georgia Tech Research Institute 1
  Industry Total 2

  

Table 5. CIC Student Enrollment

Student Category  Active Reserve Guard Total
U.S. Army 56 1 0 57
U.S. Air Force  14 0 0 14
U.S. Navy 9 0 0 9
U.S. Marine Corps 8 0 0 8
U.S. Coast Guard 0 0 0 0
International Officers -- -- -- 49
International Civilians -- -- -- 5
DoD Civilians -- -- -- 3
Industry Civilians -- -- -- 0
Interagency Civilians -- -- -- 17
Total Enrollment 162

Note: Faculty/staff students: 1 student from ISMO during AY 15-16 program enrollment is not included in the above numbers. Additionally, Active and Reserve components apply only to U.S. military services; thus numbers may not sum to total across Active/Reserve status.

 

Table 6. CIC Civilian Students by DoD Agency, Sub-Agency, Bureau, and Service

  Agency Enrollment
DoD Agencies
Arkansas Army National Guard 1
California Air National Guard 1
Defense Acquisition University 1
Defense Commissary Agency 1
Defense Contract Audit Agency 4
Defense Finance and Accounting Service 5
Defense Health Agency 6
Defense Human Resources Activity 2
Defense Information Systems Agency 49
Defense Intelligence Agency 9
Defense Logistics Agency 13
Defense Security Service 11
Defense Threat Reduction Agency 1
Department of Defense 27
Department of Defense Officer of Inspector General 4
Department of the Air Force 115
Department of the Army 94
Department of the Navy 111
Fleet Readiness Center East 1
Joint Staff 3
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
2
National Guard Bureau 3
National Security Agency / Central Security Agency 4
Office of the Secretary of Defense 5
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense 1
Ohio National Guard 2
Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1
Pentagon Force Protection Agency 3
United States Cyber Command 3
United States European Command 2
United States Special Operations Command 12
United States Transportation Command 4
Washington Headquarters Services  1
  DoD Agencies Total 502
Non-DoD Agencies Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1
Congressional Budget Office 1
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1
Department of Agriculture 3
Department of Commerce 3
Department of Education  1
Department of Energy 7
Department of Health and Human Services 1
Department of Homeland Security 7
Department of Housing and Urban Development 1
Department of Interior 3
Department of Labor 1
Department of State 34
Department of Treasury 2
Department of Veteran Affairs 4
Department of National Intelligence 1
Environmental Protection Agency 1
Federal Aviation Administration 4
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3
Federal Communications Commission 1
Federal Trade Commission 1
General Services Administration 2
House of Representatives 1
Office of Personnel Management 1
Small Business Administration 1
Social Security Administration 1
Unified Port of San Diego 1
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 2
United States Agency for International Development 2
  Non-DoD Agencies Total 92

Note: This table does not include 7 NDU Faculty and Staff who were enrolled in an CIC course.

  

Table 7. JFSC Student Enrollment

Student Category  Active Reserve Guard Total
U.S. Army 326 64 34 424
U.S. Air Force 347 39 28 414
U.S. Navy 219 43 0 262
U.S. Marine Corps 67 20 0 87
U.S. Coast Guard -- -- -- 3
International Officers -- -- -- 67
International Civilians -- -- -- 1
DoD Civilians -- -- -- 27
Interagency Civilians -- -- -- 3
Total Enrollment 1,288

Note:  Active and Reserve components apply only to U.S. military services; thus numbers may not sum to total across Active/Reserve status. This table only includes students who completed at least one course as part of the JAWS, JCWS, JCWS-H, JC4ICSOC programs. Students for other, non-credit bearing courses/programs are in Table 20.

 

Table 8. JFSC Civilian Students by Executive-Level Agency, Sub-Agency, Bureau, and Service

  Agency Enrollment
DoD Agencies Defense Intelligence Agency 7
Department of the Air Force 2
Department of the Navy 3
Joint Staff 8
 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 2
United States Central Command 1
United States Northern Command 3
United States Transportation Command 1
  DoD Agencies Total 27
Non-DoD Agencies Department of State 2
Office of Management and Budget 1
  Non-DoD Agencies Total 3  

Note: This data only includes JAWS, JCWS, JCWS-H, and JC4ICSOC students.

  

Table 9. NWC Student Enrollment

Student Category  Active Reserve Guard Total
U.S. Army 38 2 3 43
U.S. Air Force 38 1 2 41
U.S. Navy 21 0 0 21
U.S. Marine Corps 14 0 0 14
U.S. Coast Guard 2 0 0 2
International Officers -- -- -- 32
International Civilians -- -- -- 0
DoD Civilians -- -- -- 19
Interagency Civilians -- -- -- 36
Industry Civilians -- -- -- 0
Total Enrollment 208

Note:  Active and Reserve components apply only to U.S. military services; thus numbers may not sum to total across Active/Reserve status.

 

Table 10. NWC Civilian Students by Executive-Level Agency, Sub-Agency, Bureau, and Service

  Agency Enrollment
DoD Agencies Defense Intelligence Agency 2
Department of Defense 1
Department of the Army 1
Department of the Navy 1
Joint Staff 1
Joint Staff - J5 1
Joint Staff - J7 1
Joint Staff - J8 2
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 2
National Security Agency/Central Security Agency 3
Office of the Director of National Intelligence 1
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy 3
  DoD Agencies Total 19
Non-DoD Agencies Central Intelligence Agency 2
Department of Homeland Security 2
DHS - Custom and Border Patrol 2
Department of State 19
Department of State - Bureau of Diplomatic Security 2
Department of Treasury 2
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1
U.S. Secret Service 1
United States Agency for International Development 5
  Non-DoD Agencies Total 36

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