The 2014 legislation that established NPRC required an accredited partner to provide a portfolio of degrees to offer. Gannon University stepped up to the plate and played a large role in assisting with the launch of initial associate degree programs in Business Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, before subsequently adding Early Childhood Education and Criminal Justice programs. These are programs that have an identified need in the communities we serve.
As NPRC continued to progress and develop, the college was required to become a stand-alone institution for eligibility to pursue regional accreditation. NPRC began operating independently in January of 2020. Founding President Nairn gives Dr. Taylor, President of Gannon University, and the others who worked with NPRC an enormous amount of gratitude for recognizing that our mission was complementary to Gannon’s in that we are both in the business of serving the underserved.
“We will continue to operate as we have,” shares Founding President Nairn. “We will continue to grow enrollment, add programs and sites, and support our students as we have.”