National American University Online

National American University was established in 1941 as a business school for those who wanted specialized training. Now, with locations in more than 10 states, NAU strives to meet the educational needs of the adult learner through flexible degree programs that focus on today’s lucrative and growing industries. National American University Online was developed in 1996 after NAU saw a need to make education more convenient by offering online courses. With a virtual campus, 24-hour access to learning, and programs for undergraduate and graduate students, NAU Online is reaching out to students all across the country.

Programs Offered

NAU Online offers online academic programs in business, information technology, criminal justice, and health care. Recent high school graduates and adult learners alike can choose from 14 associate degree programs, which include majors like health and beauty management, small business management, business logistics, and medical staff services management. In addition, students can learn applicable skills and abilities through four occupation-focused diploma programs for computer support specialist, health care coding, MCITP network management, and network and server administrator.

Those who wish to go further with their studies can choose from more than 20 bachelor’s degree programs. Bachelor of Science degree programs in business administration give students a broad understanding of business, with 10 available concentrations to specialize in. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology teaches students about some of the quickest-growing areas of IT with four areas of concentration, and the online RN-to-BSN program helps nurses advance in their career without having to take a break from it. Even graduate students can pursue their degrees online at NAUOnline with the Master of Business Administration, Master of Management, and Master of Science in Nursing programs.


National American University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools the Higher Learning Commission. Some programs have specialized accreditation from organizations such as the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


NAU has an open admissions policy, meaning that all applicants are subject to general admissions as long as they fulfill some basic requirements. Undergraduate students must have graduated from a recognized high school, earned a GED certificate, or have completed a two-year post-secondary education program with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Applicants must complete an application for admissions and submit official documentation of high school graduation or GED examination report, as well as official transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

In order to apply to a graduate MBA or MM program, students must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution in which they completed all preparatory courses with a C or higher. They also must demonstrate have achieved a minimum 2.75 GPA in undergraduate work, a minimum 2.9 GPA in the last half of the credits earned, or a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least two graduate-level courses from a regionally accredited university. To be eligible for the online MSN program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution in which they earned a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, have a current active unencumbered RN license, and complete all preparatory requirements.

Admissions Contact

National American University Online
National American University Online Admissions
5301 S. Highway 16 Suite 200
Rapid City, SD 57701
1-800-209-0182 or

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