About National American University (NAU)
On Campus Housing
National American University (NAU) is a private for-profit university and was established in the year 1941 as National Business School. In the later years, the school expanded and increased the programs that it was offering, hence it gained a university status. The university aims to provide a high-quality education to the people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests, as it believes that education should be accessible for all.
The programs prepare the students to be qualified for successful careers and offer training in various domains. Student support services are provided from the day one of enrollment to make the academic journey easier for the students. It offers programs that are technical, not just theoretical and provides skills to the students such as leadership, team-commitment and many more.
The university is located in 33 locations and is headquartered at Rapid City, South Dakota.
The student-faculty ratio of the university is 17:1.
There are a total of 1,543 students enrolled in various courses at the university, which include 236 full-time and 1,307 part-time students.
The graduation rate is 22%.
Online Education at NAU
The university offers various programs and has been offering distance education programs through distance education tools like NAU’s Moodle course management system.
The online degrees are accredited and the credits can be transferred conveniently. It offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctoral Degrees along with Graduate Certificates and Undergraduate Certificate programs. The university also offers support for military and is veterans friendly.
The university provides flexible learning hours to its online students so that they can accommodate the classes with their busy schedule.
The online library is available for the students where they can access several databases, research papers, and other resources.
NAU is one of the most affordable private institutions in the United States.
Students have found faculty interaction excellent. Faculties work with students and monitor their progress/growth.
State of the art simulation labs is available on campus.
About 50% of the students would suggest this university for higher education. More than 70% of them would suggest this university for online education rather than on-campus.
It has supportive academic staff and the university attempts to resolve issues immediately.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$60,278 per year
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
Financial Assistance is available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study. Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form. National American University (NAU) federal school code is 004057.
Students can opt for Federal Aids like Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Direct Plus Loans and many more.
The university provides Military Aids also such as it takes part in Yellow Ribbon Program to provide veteran benefits to the eligible veterans of the US in their higher studies.
Some of the Institutional Aids available for the students are 018/19 NAU Brown Mackie College Graduated Student Scholarship, 2018/19 NAU Academic Excellence Award, 2018/19 NAU Ultimate Medical Academy Scholarship, 2018/19 NAU Research Paper Scholarship and many more.