American National University
College in Virginia 130 Year History | American National University

College in Charlottesville VA

3926 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22911 · 434-220-7960 | Directions

American National University (ANU) has served Charlottesville and central Virginia for many years. Now, we bring our eUniversity to you so you can be live, in class, from anywhere.


American National University (ANU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and offers programs through distance education. Programs offered include:

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Diplomas & Certificates
Associate's Degree Programs
Baccalaureate Degree Programs
Graduate Degree Programs

Contact an Admission representative to learn about which degree program may be best for you.



Will I be able to fit classes into my busy life?

Our curricula are geared for students with busy work and family lives, who are looking to get started in a new career or advance in their current line of work. With your busy schedule in mind, ANU offers:

  • Online, on-campus, or blended degree programs: that allow you to take classes on your time in a format that fits you
  • Video conferencing options: which allows us to offer you classes without delaying your schedule and connects you to students across campuses and states
  • Day and evening on-campus classes1: To fit your scheduling needs
  • Each on-campus class held once a week: Leaving you with more time open for work and family
  • Frequent term starts with short breaks in between: so you can finish your degree quickly and retain the information you’ve learned
  • Short programs: Designed to equip you with a degree and get you started on your career without wasting your time

Will I be able to afford it?

Our professional financial planners can craft a plan to make college a reality for you. We understand that each student has unique circumstances and questions, which is why each student meets personally with a student service representative to identify available sources of financial assistance. Several financial aid/FAFSA options are available to students who qualify including:

What if I need help?

American National University has a family-like campus atmosphere with all the resources of a large university. From small classes, to a team of staff and faculty dedicated to helping you succeed, you’ll find you will fit right into the ANU Charlottesville community.

  • Personalized attention: receive one-on-one attention from teachers and staff members who know you by name
  • Hands on learning with career professionals as instructors: Rather than just relying upon theoretical book learning, ANU offers instruction that gives you practical experience in your field, taught by people who have experience in your future field
  • Career Services: Even before you graduate, our career services team can help you prepare your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and offer support in your search for your future career opportunities
  • Alumni Benefits: Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher2 courses available throughout your career.

Come in for a tour of your future classrooms and meet your future teachers, staff members, and fellow-students today!





Where Are You Located?

Our campuses are easy to get to, offer ample parking, and with our eLearning options you may even be able to take classes from home.

Directions to the Charlottesville VA location:

Coming from Interstate 64, take the Route 29 bypass north and follow the exit ramp at the sign for Washington D.C.

You're now on US-29/Emmet Street. Travel about 7.6 miles on Route 29 north.

Make a U-turn at Lewis and Clark Drive. Entrance to American National University is on right.

From the north, you'll find us on Route 29 about 1 mile north of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.





Our Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of Professional Instructors with Industry Experience.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

At American National University we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way.  Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

6 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

William Alberts - Department Chair - Business Management

William Alberts

Department Chair - Business Management


William Alberts received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina and was admitted to the South Carolina and Virginia State Bar Associations. His legal experience spans over 20 years and includes positions such as legal researcher, law book editor, and private practice as a sole practitioner. As an infantry First Lieutenant in the VA Army NG, he served as a platoon leader and Company Executive Officer/Detachment Commander. For most of his life, William participated in and now is the sole operator of the family farming operations. For 5 years he was the contracts administrator and editor of NavComTelCom's VHF and SHF Antenna Maintenance Manuals. William was the author of the 17th, 18th and 19th editions of the Instructor's Resource Manual to accompany Heintz-Perry's College Accounting. He instructs Law, accounting, management and other business and general education courses at the Charlottesville Campus and currently serves as Department Chair for the Business Management program.

Stacy Burkett - Director of Information Systems Engineering

Stacy Burkett

Director of Information Systems Engineering


Stacy Burkett has worked in the IT field for over 5 years and has served in a variety of positions within the IT field, including Tech Support Representative, Federal IT Work Study, and Adjunct Faculty Instructor. She holds a bachelor's degree from National College and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She is an instructor of Server 2008, Windows 7, and other IT courses for the Charlottesville Campus and currently serves as Director of the Information Systems Engineering program.

William Griffin - Instructor

William Griffin



William Griffin has been an instructor with National College since 2001, where he has taught courses in English, business, philosophy, logic, critical thinking, government, history, political science, economics, parliamentary procedure, and human resources. He has experience as a consultant and partner in two corporations; has previously taught at St. Joseph's University, Ursinus College MBA program, and was a guest lecturer at Cornell University School of Labor Studies; was Director of Planning and Development for the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project; served as President of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine, and Furniture Workers and Vice President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO; was Director of the Department of Labor's Green Thumb and Appalachian Council Job Corps programs; and served as President of Honeywell Corporation Union. William served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Larry  Liggan - Director of Health Care Education

Larry Liggan

Director of Health Care Education

M.Ed., BS, Certified-Allied Health Instructor, RMA

Larry Liggan tenured 18 years of direct patient care experience while serving in the US Army. He has been a part of distinguished duty assignments with the US Army Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston and BN Aid Station PA at Fort Hood. Larry received his Bachelor of Science degree as Physician Associate from University of Oklahoma and a Master of Education degree from American InterContinental University. He currently serves as the Director of Health Care Education & Department Chair for the Charlottesville Campus, as well as an instructor of all medical core courses.

Colt Mazeau - Instructor

Colt Mazeau



Colt Mazeau holds a degree in Computer Science from Colgate University. He has been an instructor of Microsoft Office, keyboarding, and various other courses at National College for over 17 years.

Paul  Wellen - Instructor

Paul Wellen


BA, MA, Ph.D.

Paul Wellen has over 20 years of teaching experience in a variety of educational settings, including secondary schools in Colombia and Turkey and universities in Sri Lanka and China. He has been an instructor at National College in Charlottesville since 1994, where he has taught courses in English, rhetoric, psychology, communication, economics, and geography, among others. Paul holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a PhD.


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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At American National University, the success of our students is always priority number one.

American National University knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education. At ANU, the process of helping you find great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at ANU work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.

We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:

  • Mock interviews
  • Business etiquette training
  • DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
  • Coaching on dressing for success
  • Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
  • Tips on researching potential employers
  • Access to current local job openings

Read more about ANU's Career Services »



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