Join us in celebrating 80 Years of National American University!


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Join us in celebrating 80 years of National American University. We’ve had a long history of providing quality higher education, and we couldn’t do it without our students, alumni, faculty and staff. The hard work, dedication, and perseverance of our community is what helped us reach this milestone. We consider this anniversary a collective success.

A Note from NAU’s President

It is my privilege and profound honor to celebrate with you – staff, faculty, students, and alumni – National American University’s 80-year anniversary! NAU is more than an institution of learning; we are a family who respects diverse ideas and promotes innovative thinking. Even in times of change and adversity, or in times of great success, as we look forward to the next 80 years, let’s remember our core values and Mission: “National American University provides innovative learning experiences in a caring and supportive environment for individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities, preparing them for success in technical and professional fields.” National American University would be nothing without our dedicated faculty and staff, and most importantly, our students who dare to dream!

– Dr. Ronald Shape, President of National American University

Where We’ve Been


Where We’re Going

NAU continues to grow and evolve to stay ahead of the curve. We’re constantly adding new programs and looking for ways to improve the student experience.

New Programs

Our students are busy, working professionals. Many of them are looking to advance their careers, so we developed accelerated versions of our Master of Business Administration and Master of Management programs. These accelerated versions mean a master’s degree in as little as a year.

We also brought back but improved upon associate and bachelor’s degrees in Paralegal Studies and Professional 365体育官网. We are one of the first programs approved by the American Bar Association able to provide these programs in an online environment.

The NAU Experience

Our alumni tell us all the time how much they loved their experience at NAU, and how helpful our student services advisors and faculty members are. Click on each image to see what these alumni had to say about their NAU experience.

Share Your NAU Story

Are you a part of the NAU community? We’d love to hear more about your experience! If you would like to share your NAU story, please email a member of our team, Meg Tando, at

Start Your Journey at NAU

With 80 years of experience, we have become experts in providing a high-quality education for our students. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, NAU has transitioned to offer 100% online doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, associate, diploma, and certificate programs, including programs in Healthcare Management, Business, Accounting, Technology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Security. We can’t wait to be part of your story. Apply now!

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