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About NAU

Our Story

Since 1941, National American University has been serving students in higher education.  Harold Buckingham, founder of modern-day NAU, believed that everyone deserves an education.  This is why NAU has an open enrollment policy.  Anyone who meets the minimum requirements and has a desire to learn, can get that opportunity at NAU. 

With a foundation in business, NAU has expanded its program offerings to prepare students for employment and leadership opportunities in the ever-changing global market.  Today, NAU has over 60 programs at 35+ locations and online, serving thousands of students who want to make a better life for themselves.

Mavericks – A Tradition in Being Different

NAU was started by people with the Maverick mindset – those not afraid to be a little different and stand out from the crowd.  The Maverick has become a symbol of the tenacity of our faculty, staff, and our students.  Learn more about what it means to be an NAU Maverick.

The NAU Advantage

Success is built on a solid foundation.  NAU has that foundation in place with support, convenience, quality, and affordability so that our students can gain career and personal skills, learn to succeed, and become leaders in their homes, workplaces, and communities.