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American National University

The ANU Difference

Ways ANU can Save You Money

  1. Application Fee Waived for diploma and associate degree programs – for Term starting November 27, 2017. Apply by November 17, 2017 »
  2. Blue Ribbon Grant for eligible military veterans/dependents awards up to $18,000
  3. Workforce Development Grant - a matching grant to help offset the cost of tuition for eligible students. Awards up to $7,500 per year

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5 Reasons to Choose ANU

Affordable Education

At ANU, you may be able to apply relevant learning, work, and military experiences toward college credits. Plus, there are many sources of financial aid from FAFSA, grants and loans to scholarships to employer reimbursement. All allowing you to finish your degree faster, save money, and maximize tuition-reduction options. » Schedule visit or call 888.956.2732.

Affordable Education

 

Start Your Career Quicker Than You Thought Possible

With 5 term starts, many of our programs allow you to start your new career in as little as 9, 12, 15 or 18 months. Classes are forming now. Complete the Request More Information form or call 888.956.2732 and let us show you how soon you can start your new career.

Start Your Career Quicker Than You Thought Possible

 

Fitting College into your Schedule

At ANU, our learning formats are designed to meet the needs of working adults. You can go to college online or attend day or evening on campus classes - letting you choose when and how you want to prepare for your career. Let us show you how ANU offers a schedule to match your needs. » Schedule visit or call 888.956.2732.

Fitting College into your Schedules

 

Pathway to Life Long Learning

ANU promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn a diploma or associate's degree, you can immediately use your training to advance your career, work for a few years, and as your career demands it, return to continue your education at the bachelor's and graduate degree levels; or you may choose to complete your education in a "straight through" manner. Let us show you how ANU can support your career goals.

Pathway to Life Long Learning

 

Earn Credit for Work Experience

ANU allows you to apply relevant work experience or military service training towards college credits through the Advanced Placement Evaluation process or Credit by Examination Program (CLEP). Learn more about these programs by completing the information request form or calling us at 888-980-9156.

Earn Credit for Work Experience

Complete the Request More Information form or call 888.956.2732.

 


In Demand Career Fields

Prepare for your career in a fast-growing industry with high-paying job opportunities.

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In Demand Career Fields

What is a career-education?

Career education focuses on:

  • Hands-on training for skill-sets that are specific to a certain occupation or field
  • Practical instruction from instructors who are professionals in the field and teach from experience
  • Preparation for professional certifications that are valued by employers in the workplace

 

More Features & Benefits of ANU

What Counts

  • Over 125 Years of Heritage: Understanding the needs of working adult students.
  • Four Education Levels: Fits your needs at various points in your career.
  • A Reputable Education: Employers Recognize the quality of our gradutes
  • Flexible Learning Options: On campus or online – you decide how you want to prepare for your career.
  • In-Demand Career Studies: Careers that continue to grow; business, healthcare, and computer technology.

Get Started

  • Frequent Term Starts: With 5 terms starts, there are no long waits to begin your future.
  • Credit for Work Experience: Gain advanced standing in diploma and degree programs.
  • Advanced Placement Exams: Save time with practical skills that you already have.
  • Transfer Credits: If you have earned credits at another educational institution, you may be eligible to earn credits toward your degree program.
  • Student Financing: We help you explore every avenue for funding.

Skills Development

  • Practical and Relevant Skills: Career specific classes focused on skills and techniques used in today's workplace.
  • Results-Driven Curriculum: Approach your new job with confidence.
  • Career Professionals as Instructors: Seasoned instructors with industry experience, who will guide and mentor you throughout your program to help you develop a rewarding career path.
  • Computers Across the Curriculum: A “must have” skill in every program.
  • Prep Classes: Allows for a successful transition for academic coursework.

Network of Support

  • Personalized Support: From admissions to graduation and beyond.
  • Academic Advising: Discover the career path that is right for you.
  • Virtual Library: Everything you need to research, write, and enhance your classwork.
  • Tutoring: One-on-one help at no additional cost.
  • National Connection Online: Monitor your grades, view attendance, financial transactions and your records; register for classes.

Career Preparation

  • Career Support: Career services advisors can help you achieve your goals throughout your career; whether you are changing career fields, advancing your career or finding a new position.
  • Job Search Preparation: Assistance with career essentials; resumes, interviewing skills, job search tips.
  • Job Search Support: Career fairs and job postings put you in touch with local employers.
  • Externships and Work Study: Gain career related experience and strengthen your resume.
  • Alumni Refresher Courses: Keep your skills sharp and current at no additional tuition cost.

Explore our academic programs to see what course of study would best suit your career goals.

 


Success Stories

A Special Calling


In the Kentucky Appalachians, there are two special kinds of people who hold an almost revered status in the community: coal miners and veterans. Zelma Watson, a registered nurse and ANU RN-to-BSN student, serves both.

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Accreditation

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

ACICS logo

American National University is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award on-campus and online degrees. The university has maintained its accreditation for over 60 years, providing an assurance that our degrees meet tested standards of quality recognized by employers, government agencies, and other post-secondary institutions.

+ Who is ACICS

Founded in 1912, the ACICS is an internationally recognized accrediting body that accredits more than 800 colleges and schools in the United States and over a dozen other countries. ACICS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

 

+ What is the difference between “regional accreditation” and “national accreditation”?

Accrediting agencies are private educational associations of regional or national scope. Regional accreditation agencies concentrate on schools physically located in specific areas of the country whereas national accreditors, like ACICS, can accredit any postsecondary school located in the U.S. without limitation to a specific region.

Each accrediting agency determines its own evaluation criteria to assess whether a postsecondary institute meets it standards. Regional accrediting agencies typically focus on the traditional, liberal arts approach to academics, with greater emphasis on general education rather than preparation for specific occupations. Universities like ANU that are accredited by ACICS, a national career-related accrediting agency, focus on programs designed to educate students for in-demand professional, technical, or occupational careers. This includes certificate/diploma programs or associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees that are delivered in multiple formats: on-campus, online, or via video-conferencing.

It is worth noting that official sources of accreditation approval by the independent Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) make no qualitative distinctions among regional or national accreditors and ”institutions and accreditors need to assure that transfer decisions are not made solely on the source of accreditation of a sending program or institution.”1 For more information on transfer of credit at ANU please click here>>

1 http://www.chea.org/pdf/fact_sheet_4_frame_trans_02.pdf

 

+ ACICS Accreditation by Campus and Degree Level

The Roanoke Valley and Indianapolis campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Master’s degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, and diplomas.

Campuses in Danville, Harrisonburg, and Lynchburg, VA, Bristol, TN, Columbus, OH and Lexington and Louisville, KY are accredited by ACICS to award Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, and diplomas.

All other locations are accredited by ACICS to award Associate’s degrees and diplomas.

 


On December 12, 2016 the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to de-recognize ACICS as a national accrediting agency became final. Following the finalization of this decision, ACICS accredited institutions have 18 months to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. This provisional recognition to maintain eligibility ends on June 12, 2018. In the unlikely event that American National University is unable to achieve accreditation from a recognized accreditor prior to the June 12, 2018 deadline, the institution will advise students on alternative options for continued funding of their education including institutional and private loans.

Any student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at the institution, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of its former accrediting agency can submit that complaint to American National University and/or to any of the following: The Department of Education’s Student Complaint website (https://feedback.studentaid.ed.gov/), the State authorizing authority, the state Office of Attorney General, the State Office of Consumer Affairs.

 

State

Authorizing Authority

Attorney General

Office of Consumer Affairs

IN

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 West Ohio St., Suite 300 Indianapolis,
IN 46204-4206

Consumer Protection Division Office of
the Indiana Attorney General 302 W.
Washington St., 5th Floor, Indianapolis, IN  46204

Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Indiana Attny General
302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor
Indianapolis, IN  46204

OH

State Board of Career Colleges & Schools
30 East Broad St., Suite 2481
Columbus, OH  43215

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
30 East Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH  43215

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
30 East Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH  43215

KY

KY Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr., Suite 320,
Frankfort, KY  40601

Office of the Attorney General 700
Capitol Ave.,  Suite 118 Frankfort, KY
40601

Consumer Protection Division
1024 Capital Center Dr.
Frankfort, KY  40601

TN

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Roberston Pkwy., Suite 1900
Nashville, TN  37243

Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN  37202-0207

Consumer Affairs
500 James Robertson Pkwy. 12th Fl
Nashville, TN  37243-0600

VA

State Council of Higher Education for VA
101 N. 14th St., 10th Floor
Richmond, VA  23219-3659

Attorney General's Office
202 North Ninth St.
Richmond, VA  23219

Attorney General's Office
202 North Ninth St.
Richmond, VA  23219

WV

WV Community and Technical College Sys
1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Charleston, WV  25301

Attorney General - Main Office Admin
P.O. Box 1789
Charleston, WV  25326

Attorney General-Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 1789
Charleston, WV  25326

 

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

Several of American National University’s programs are programmatically accredited by professional organizations. Programmatic accreditation is a mark of distinction that verifies that your training abides by standards that are independently verified by professionals who work in your field.

+ Programs with programmatic accreditation

Program

Professional Accrediting Body

Certification(s)

Campus(es)

Emergency Technology –Paramedic

Accredited by CAAHHEP upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North.,
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

  • Virginia State Paramedic Licensure
  • National Registered Paramedic (NRP)

ESL Program

CEA logo

Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
80 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 665-3400
www.cea-accredit.org

 

Health Information Management

CAHIIM logo

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Medical Assisting

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North.,
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Nursing

Kentucky Board of Nursing

 

  • Kentucky Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure
  • Pikeville, KY

Paralegal Certificate/Associate’s Degree

American Bar Association

 

RN to BSN

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791

The baccalaureate degree in nursing is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

  • Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)

Surgical Technology

Accredited by CAAHHEP upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North.,
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

 

 

STATE APPROVALS

Each state agency authorizes approval for post-secondary institutions to operate within its jurisdiction.

+ American National University campuses are authorized by the following state agencies:

State

Campus

Virginia Campuses

American National University is authorized by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to provide educational programs beyond secondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia; however, the institution is not subject to the requirements of certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

The Salem, VA campus of American National University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer certain online programs to residents of the state. Maryland students who wish to express a complaint or grievance about the institution should follow the grievance policy stated in the University’s official catalog. The University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General and/or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints may be directed to: Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St.Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202 – Telephone 410-528-8662/ 888-743-0823.

West Virginia Campuses

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has assigned the Princeton, West Virginia campus of American National University the status of Category II to offer degree programs and the Parkersburg, West Virginia campus the status of Category III to offer degree programs.

Tennessee Campuses

The Bartlett, Bristol, Memphis, and Nashville campuses are authorized for operation by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, located at 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900, Nashville, TN, 37243, and can be reached at (615) 741-3605. 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.

Ohio Campuses

The Akron Area (Stow) campus, Dayton Area campus, and Youngstown Campus have received the Certificate of Registration and Program Authorization from the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools, located at 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio 43215, and can be reached at (877) 275-4219. The Ohio registration number for the Akron Area campus is 07-01-1811B, 09-07-1905B for the Cleveland Area campus, Dayton Area campus is 04-01-1700B, 11-09-1974T for the Stark County (Canton) campus, 08-11-1884B for the Columbus campus, 04-05-1718B for the Cincinnati campus and 07-03-1816B for the Youngstown campus.

Indiana Campuses

The South Bend campus of American National University is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education located at 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206.

Kentucky Campuses

American National University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer all programs at the Danville, Florence, Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville, and Richmond campuses. ANU Online is also licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer online degrees.

 

 

 

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