National American University

country rank  1049
world rank  3225

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University Overview

Founded in 1941, National American University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Rapid City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Colorado Springs, Denver, Overland Park, Wichita, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Roseville, Independence, Zona Rosa, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Ellsworth AFB, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Austin. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, National American University (NAU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. National American University (NAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. NAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym NAU
Founded 1941
Motto Quality higher education in a caring and supportive environment
Colours Royal blue and white

University Location

Address 5301 S Highway 16
Rapid City (population range: 50,000-249,999)
80222-3308 South Dakota
United States
T +1 (855) 448 2318
F +1 (605) 721 5240
Other locations Colorado Springs, Denver, Overland Park, Wichita, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Roseville, Independence, Zona Rosa, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Ellsworth AFB, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Austin

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection None
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office 4775 Indian School Road Northeast, Suite 200
Albuquerque 87110
+1 (505) 265 7517

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)


  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018