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. Additional detail is available in our most current annual report.
Figure 1. NDU Student Enrollment Numbers (AY 2019-2020) *Total = 2,523
NOTE: This table represents an unduplicated headcount of students in both credit-bearing and non-credit bearing programs who completed at least one course.