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National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604, www.ncahlc.org, (800) 621-7440.

In addition, the following National American University programs are separately accredited or approved by national educational and professional associations.

National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Business Administration with emphasis in International Business
  • Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Management
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Management with emphasis in Criminal Justice Management
  • Master of Management with emphasis in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Management with emphasis in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Management with emphasis in Proprietary Higher Education Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Financial Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Pre-Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science in Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

The Health Information Technology Associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (www.cahiim.org).

The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Bloomington, Colorado Springs, Denver, Independence, Overland Park, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Wichita, and Zona Rosa are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, phone (727) 210-2350.

The paralegal studies program offered at the Rapid City and Sioux Falls campuses are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

The pharmacy technician programs offered at Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Roseville, and Sioux Falls are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The veterinary technology program is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program offered at the Denver campus is on conditional approval by the Colorado Board of Nursing.

Full approval was granted by the Missouri State Board of Nursing for the university’s ASN program (Zona Rosa campus).

Initial approval was granted by the New Mexico Board of Nursing for the university's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program (Albuquerque campus).

Program approval was granted by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for the university’s BSN program (Bloomington campus).

Interim approval was granted by the South Dakota Board of Nursing for the university’s BSN program (Rapid City and Sioux Falls campuses).

Approval was granted by the Kansas State Board of Nursing for the university’s BSN program, including LPN Bridge to BSN (Overland Park and Wichita West campuses).

Full approval was granted by the South Dakota Board of Nursing for the university’s Online RN to BSN program.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)* granted initial accreditation for the NAU Zona Rosa, Missouri ASN program for spring 2009 through spring 2014. For more information, please contact the ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org/.

* Formerly NLNAC, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at National American University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

National American University is approved for veteran's training and for administering the various educational programs sponsored by state and federal agencies.

National American University is registered with the Maryland Attorney General, 200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Toll free number (888) 743-0823 or (410) 528-8662.

National American University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to section 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

National American University is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

National American University is authorized by: The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984. Telephone number (317) 464-4400 ext. 138 or (317) 464-4400 ext. 141

Oregon - This school is a business unit of a corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degree described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning these standards or the school’s approval may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 775 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.

National American University is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes National American University to offer specific degree programs. The HECB may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.