Welcome to National American University – Independence, a college near Kansas City offering both ground and online classes for the KC metro area since 1990. The campus is conveniently located near Route 70 and state Route 291, right down the street from the Independence Commons shopping site area.
At our Independence, Missouri campus, we offer a wide range of programs designed to prepare you for your chosen career.
- The College of Business, Accounting, and Technology offers several programs through the Independence campus, including online and blended programs, that provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s fast-paced business environment. Explore your opportunities in accounting, applications development, aviation management, business administration, business logistics, business management, business retail management, computer security, computer security and forensics, computer support, construction management, energy management, entrepreneurship, financial management, game software development, health and beauty management, human resources, information systems, information technology, management information systems, management training, marketing, network and server administration, network management / Microsoft, organizational leadership, retail management, small business management, supply chain management, and web development.
- The College of Health and Sciences offers several healthcare and nursing programs through the Independence campus, including online and blended programs, that provide you with the education you need to pursue a career in direct or indirect patient care. Program options include emergency medical services (EMS), healthcare coding, health care management, health information technology (HIT), medical assisting, medical services, nursing, nursing foundational core, and occupational therapy assistant.
- The College of Legal Studies offers several programs through the Independence campus, including online and blended programs, in criminal justice, paralegal, and professional legal studies. Whether you’re looking to enter the legal field or advance your career, you will learn from faculty who are experienced in their fields.
The Independence campus is an easy commute from the entire eastern Kansas City metro area, including Blue Springs and Raytown, as well as Knob Noster and Whiteman AFB. If you're looking for colleges in Independence, MO, NAU might be right for you.
NAU is proud to serve our U.S. military service members and families at Whiteman Air Force Base. Visit our military pages to learn more.