National American University

National American University is a private comprehensive professional and technical postsecondary institution that provides undergraduate and graduate programs as well as continuing education courses in response to the needs of an ever-changing global society. It welcomes students of various cultures, interests, and abilities and provides quality higher education in a supportive and caring learning environment to prepare individuals for successful careers in business, health care, and other related fields. It establishes learning partnerships with students and other local, national, and international institutions and organizations.

National American University offers professional and technical degree programs at the diploma, certificate, adult degree completion, associate degree, bachelor degree, and master degree levels. It strives to offer career programs that are relevant to today’s most demanding industries. Instructors are highly qualified with professional real life experience that provides insight of the work environment. Faculty and staff are committed to helping students create a balance between education and other professional or personal obligations.

National American University delivers distance learning programs through its virtual campus and students are able to access online courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere with access to the Internet. The online courses provide students with the opportunity to pursue their education through an enhanced learning environment. Online courses are delivered via the Blackboard course management program that features asynchronous discussion forums, chat, assignment drop box, and online grade book. Some courses feature live lectures presented in an advanced real-time learning format. Online students are required to actively participate in their online courses at least once a week including quizzes, discussion posts, or submitting assignments. National American University requires all students to complete an online orientation before starting their first online course. Online programs are available at the diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, and master degree levels. Areas of study include healthcare coding, accounting, business administration, criminal justice, general education studies, health information technology, organizational leadership, RN to BSN, and management.

The faculty and staff are committed to helping students succeed and students receive personal guidance throughout their program and have access to learner services such as academic advising, technical support, tutoring, success coaching, and course navigation. Students also have access to the Learning Resource Center that provides access to resources such as electronic databases like EbscoHost.

National American University was established in 1941 at the National School of Business that offered specialized business training the mainly focused on accounting and secretarial programs. During its first 19 years, the institution focused on business training and throughout the 1960s and 1970s the college expanded rapidly adding more structures and programs. The college began to offer online courses in 1996 and it changed its name to National American University in 1997 to better reflect itself as a multi-campus institution that offered an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Today, National American University is recognized as a leader in academic excellence.


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredits National American University.

Schools of Education

School of Nursing: committed to providing superior nursing education to prepare students to become competent and successful nursing professionals. Offers various programs include an Online Master of Science in Nursing.

Scholarships Offered

National American University accepts various scholarships from outside organizations and sources.

Financing Options

National American University offers many forms of financial assistance such as grants, work study, and low-interest loans through local, state, and federal sources. The financial aid programs include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Perkins Loan, National Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Direct Consolidation Loan. The university also accepts private alternative loans and military benefits such as the GI Bill, Veterans Education Benefits, and Military Tuition Assistance. Additionally, National American University participates with various employers offering Company Tuition Assistance.

Credit Earning Options

National American University grants transfer credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges and universities. All transfer courses must have a grade of a C or better. It also grants credits for College Level Examination Program, Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Supports (DANTES), and Advanced Placement examinations. Students are able to receive a maximum of 50% of the required credit hours from nontraditional credit methods such as experiential learning/portfolio credit, corporate training certificates, and military training. Students must submit official transcripts and other supporting information. Students seeking portfolio credit are required to compose a separate portfolio for every course they are requesting credit. Those who wish to receive credit for corporate training must submit official documentation with details of the training. Military students must submit military documents and records.