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Financial Aid 101

Watch the below video to learn how to apply for financial aid to help attain the education you deserve.


International Welcome Video

Extending a warm invitation from our community to you at American National University. We challenge our students in their classes and give them opportunities to grow in their education and experience. ANU provides an excellent environment in which students can start a new adventure earning their degree in America.

» Visit our International page



ANU Career Connect

ANU Career Services is ready to assist our students and alumni with career planning, career preparation, and career connections. As a student or alumni, you also have 24/7 access to ANU CareerConnect, our career services portal that provides career-related tools and resources essential to career success.

» Visit ANU Career Services



ANU High-Demand Career-focused Programs

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

» View 7 ANU High-Demand Career-focused Programs



MBA Community-Centered Approach

Students work with local community non-profits and for-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and business owners to grow businesses, to develop innovative systems, and to solve problems.

» Read more about ANU's Master of Business Administration


Melanie Fleenor – ANU MBA Graduate

Listen to MBA graduate, Melanie Fleenor, about the community-centered approach of ANU's MBA program.

» Read more about ANU's Master of Business Administration



Medical Assisting

American National University's Medical Assisting Degree trains you for a career featuring externship placements, flexible scheduling, and preparation for key professional certifications. We can help you prepare for a life changing career in about nineteen months.

» Read about ANU's Medical Assisting Degree



Phillip Kauffman

Phillip Kauffman is an 8-year Marine Corps veteran and current Marine reservist who completed his bachelor's degree at the Harrisonburg Campus. Hear Phillip discuss his experience at National and how our military-friendly atmosphere helped him achieve his educational goals faster and maximize his GI Bill benefits.

» Visit the Harrisonburg campus page or browse our programs at multiple locations.


» Are you interested in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or Project Management certifications?

» Request More Information or call 888.980.9156.


Success Stories

Congratulations to American National University Graduate

American National University is proud to announce the graduation of Munkhtuya Tsambasuren. Munkhtuya received her Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from the Roanoke, Virginia campus of American National University in the United States.

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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>>



+ 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.



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


Professional Accrediting Body



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

  • 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


Health Information Management


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)


Kentucky Board of Nursing


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

Paralegal Certificate/Associate’s Degree

American Bar Association



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

  • 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.

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, Knoxville, Madison, 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, Cleveland Area campus, Dayton Area campus, Stark County (Canton) Campus, Columbus campus, Cincinnati 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


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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