Enhance your skills with continuing education

Our Continuing Education courses will help you to advance in your current career, increase your current skill set to move into a new career, or simply gain knowledge as a lifelong learner.

Opportunity to follow the pursuit of your passions

Your career ambitions are uniquely your own. With our flexible study plans, relevant degree programs and personal advising, so are your options.

Scholarship opportunities available for students

We understand affordability is an important factor in considering your education goals. That’s why we offer scholarship opportunities in many forms.

The American Way Blog

  • Meet Mary Goetz
    Mary's reason for going back to school: to pursue her degree, just like her daughter. Mary Goetz’s daughter was her reason for why she decided to get back into school to pursue her degree. “Before attending NAU I was jumping around in the medical field as a PCA and a nursing assistant. I…
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  • Why Choose a Career in Criminal Justice?
    Even in today's tough job market, there are a variety of career opportunities for those holding a degree in criminal justice. From criminology to law enforcement, courts, and corrections, many different jobs are available to those with the education and skills needed to be successful. Below are just a few reasons why a…
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  • Studying Business at National American University
    Are you considering going back to school to earn your business degree? There's no question that a business degree can open up career opportunities, allow you to earn a greater salary, and provide you with the acumen to become an entrepreneur if you want to be your own boss.  In addition to entrepreneurship,…
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Why Choose NAU?

National American University is a regionally accredited, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in technical and professional fields. In 1941, NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, and has since grown to multiple locations throughout the central United States, near major cities like Minneapolis, Denver, Dallas, Austin, and Kansas City. Today, NAU offers traditional degree programs, online college degrees, and hybrid formats, which provide students the increased flexibility to take courses at times and places convenient to their busy lifestyles.