Northwestern Polytechnic University has been growing incredibly quickly recently and is on track to have a population of around 25,000 students within the next five years.
“In about 20 to 25 years from now, we’re going to look back at this moment as being critical in NPU’s history,” said President George Hsieh. “It’s an inflection point—a moment in time where everything changed.”
Hsieh added that what’s happened at Northwestern Polytechnic University thus far, including the doubling of student population last year, is akin to the Gold Rush era. “We are trying to build something here,” he said.
“Right now, we’re seeing an influx of students who are not local to the Bay Area,” continued Hsieh, “and that’s a huge trend. So I think it’s an opportunity for us.”
Hsieh added that NPU is also hiring more faculty and staff members to accommodate its growing student population. As well, several new buildings are being built on the University’s Fremont campus.
“It’s an exciting time to be here,” said Hsieh. “People can feel the energy.” Northwestern Polytechnic University has grown rapidly in recent years; current student enrollment stands at 5,088 students.
Placing Academics at the Forefront
According to Hsieh, a crucial part of Northwestern Polytechnic University’s growth strategy is to place academics at the forefront. “Our first priority is academic excellence,” he said.
“If we have a high-quality program, people will come—that’s been our experience so far.” Hsieh added that students are coming to NPU in record numbers, with a student population that is growing by leaps and bounds.
“We believe in the power of online education,” he said. “We believe that we can revolutionize higher education.” Northwestern Polytechnic University also emphasizes students’ employability.
Hsieh added that NPU has been working closely with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce to promote the University’s vocational degree programs. “We want students to be job-ready when they graduate,” he said.
As such, Northwestern Polytechnic University has been holding local job fairs and working with businesses in the Fremont area to provide internships for students.
“We have a lot of employers who hire our graduates,” said Hsieh. “Our students typically get jobs within their first month of graduation.”
Hsieh added that NPU also places a strong emphasis on academics, with an ever-increasing number of faculty members and classroom space. In addition, NPU has recently opened several new buildings on its Fremont campus, including the Engineering Technology Building, one of the most extensive facilities of its kind in Northern California.
“We’re really putting our best foot forward,” he said. “People should expect to see a lot of changes here.”
Making Graduates Job Ready
The most important aspect of Northwestern Polytechnic University is the fact that its graduates are ready for the modern workplace on day one.
“Our first priority is academic excellence,” said president George Hsieh. “We believe in the power of online education.”
About Northwestern Polytechnic University: Northwestern Polytechnic University was founded in 1984 and is today home to more than 5,000 students and 70 faculty members. NPU’s 20-acre campus lies within the Fremont region and provides students with ample amounts