American National University

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At American National University (ANU), our focus has always been and will remain on making every student's higher education experience a successful investment. ANU will work with you to build the highest possible return on that investment. We remain committed to offering an outstanding education affordably and our goal is to provide the best possible value to you.

American National University will meet with you to determine the best plan and a schedule that will work with your budget. Our student services representatives are available to meet with you to help you navigate and find grants, scholarships, employer tuition programs, government assistance, work study programs and loans you may qualify for to pay for your education. Full Course tuition for ANU students is based on the number of credit hours in each class and does not reflect scholarships, grants, loans or any credit transfers - all of which can lower your tuition costs. Contact a student services representative to discuss your unique situation and tuition costs for your degree.

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Degree Program Credit Hours

A popular question people have is "how many credits to graduate college?" Here are raw credit hours required for each of the programs listed below. Click on a program to learn more.


(32 credits) Paralegal Certificate
(48 credits) Medical Assisting Certificate


(60 credits) Accounting
(48 credits) Business Administration
(48 credits) Medical Billing and Coding
(48 credits) Pharmacy Technician Diploma
(36 credits) Phlebotomy + ECG Technician
(36 credits) Medical Office Professional
(42 credits) Central Service Sterile Processing Technician

Associate Degrees

(96 credits) Business Administration Accounting
(96 credits) Business Administration Management
(116 credits) Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
(96 credits) Medical Assisting
(96 credits) Office Technology Professional
(96 credits) Paralegal
(96 credits) Pharmacy Technician
(96 credits) Network Support
(98 credits) Surgical Technology and Central Sterile Processing

Bachelor's Degrees

(180 credits) Business Administration Accounting Baccalaureate
(180 credits) Business Administration Management Baccalaureate
(180 credits) Cybersecurity Baccalaureate
(180 credits) Network Administration
(180 credits) Medical Health Services Management
(60 credits) RN to BSN

Graduate Degrees

(56 credits) Master of Business Administration
(56 credits) Master of Science in Nursing
(56 credits) Master of Science in Cybersecurity
(56 credits) Master of Science in Information Technology

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    American National University is institutionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (see below for campus-by-campus accreditation listing). The university has maintained institutional 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.

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    American National University, 1813 E. Main St., Salem, VA 24153 (Roanoke Valley) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, with the following campuses recognized as administrative sites by DEAC:

    • Harrisonburg Campus, 1515 Country Club Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    • Charlottesville Campus, 3926 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    • Lynchburg Campus, 104 Candlewood Court, Lynchburg, VA 24502
    • Princeton Campus, 421 Hilltop Drive, Princeton, WV 24739
    • Parkersburg Campus, 110 Park Center Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101
    • Dayton Area Campus, 1837 Woodman Center Drive, Kettering, OH 45420
    • Bristol Campus (as National College), 1328 Highway 11W, Bristol, TN 37620

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    The following American National University campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools:

    • Lexington Campus (Main), 2376 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509
    • Louisville Campus (Non-Main), 4205 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216
    • Pikeville Campus (Non-Main), 50 National College Boulevard, Pikeville, KY 41501
    • Danville, KY Campus (Non-Main), 115 East Lexington Avenue, Danville, KY 40422

    The following National College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools:

    • Nashville Campus (Main), 1638 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37211
    • Memphis Campus (Non-Main), 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, Memphis, TN 38118
    • Bartlett Campus (Non-Main), 5760 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134

    + Who is DEAC

    Founded in 1926, DEAC is an internationally recognized accrediting body for post-secondary institutions offering primarily distance-education programs from the non-degree level up to and including the professional doctoral degree. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency, and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


    + Who is ABHES

    ABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs.


    + 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 DEAC, 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 DEAC, 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>>






    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. In addition, programs with approval or licensure from relevant professional organizations are also listed here.

    + Programs with programmatic accreditation


    Programmatic Accreditation / Approval / Licensure



    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

    • National Registered Paramedic (NRP)

    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

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


    Licensed by Kentucky Board of Nursing


    • Kentucky Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure

    Paralegal Certificate/Associate’s Degree

    Approved by American Bar Association


    RN to BSN

    CCNE logo

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 887-6791

    • 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

    • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)




    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:



    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.

    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 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 Dayton Area campus is 04-01-1700B 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, Lexington, Louisville, and Pikeville. ANU Online is also licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer online degrees.




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