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Columbus Campus (College in Columbus)

5665 Forest Hills Blvd, Columbus, OH 43231 · 614-212-2800 | Directions

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American National University (ANU) is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and offers state-of-the-art degrees and diplomas in medical, business, and technology fields such as:

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Check with campus for Online Program availabilityContact an Admission representative to learn about which degree program may be best for you. Multiple Online College Courses also available through ANU's eUniversity eLearning programs.

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Next term starts April 10, 2017
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Notice to students and prospective students: American National University, Youngstown, has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS"), due to consistent noncompliance with retention standards: 56% (2015) and 55% (2016) as reported on the Campus Accountability Reports.



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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 Columbus 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 Columbus OH location:

From I71:Take exit 117 for State Hwy 161 W/State Hwy 161 E/Dublin-Granville Rd. Turn right at E Dublin Granville Rd/OH-161 (signs for State Hwy 161 E/New Albany). Turn left at Cleveland Ave. Turn right at Fuiji Dr.

From I270: Head southwest on Hutchinson Ave toward High Cross Blvd. Turn right at High Cross Blvd. Turn left at E Campus View Blvd. Turn left at Columbus Sandusky Rd/N High St/US-23. Continue to follow N High St/US-23.Take the I-270 ramp to I-71/Columbus.Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-270 E and merge onto I-270 E. Take exit 27 to merge onto Cleveland Ave. Turn left at Fuiji Dr.





Our Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals.  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.

8 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Tamara Curry - Department Chair - Business/General Education

Tamara Curry

Department Chair - Business/General Education


Tamara Curry has gained more than 30 years of administrative professional experience in a Fortune 500 company. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration and her master's degree in management from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. Tamara also holds a Certified Administrative Professional certificate with focus on Organizational Management and a Microsoft Office Specialist certificate. She is an instructor of information technology, business, and medical office procedure/finance courses at National College's Columbus Campus, where she also serves as the Business/General Education department chair.

Charles Dobbins - Instructor

Charles Dobbins



Charles Dobbins is an instructor of information technology programs at the Columbus Campus of National College. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry as a Systems Engineer, LAN Administrator, Systems Analyst, Systems Integration Specialist, and IT Training Coordinator. Charles received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from The Ohio State University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio Dominican University. He holds several Microsoft certifications and has attained hands-on experience with MS Office Suite and several desktop and server operating systems.

Maria Festing - Instructor

Maria Festing



Maria Festing has worked in the field of biology and genetics for over a decade, both in a teaching and research capacity. She has also written and published a number of primary research articles. Maria has a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics and developmental biology from The Pennsylvania State University, and a doctoral degree in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University. She received The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools' 2011 Master Teacher Award. Maria teaches introductory biology courses at the National College Columbus Campus.

Pat  Kedzerski - Instructor

Pat Kedzerski



Patricia E. Kedzerski is an instructor at the National College Columbus Campus. She has over twenty years of college teaching experience with emphases in English Composition, Basic Writing, and Business and Administrative Communication. Pat is a 2011 National College Dedicated Service Award recipient. Since the Columbus campus opened in 2009, she has served as secretary to the Campus Academic Committee, co-creator of the original Career Readiness Plan and committee member for a number of ad hoc committees. She was the advisor for Purple Note, the campus student newsletter. During 2010-2011, she was an e-mentor with a number of other National College Columbus Campus faculty and staff with Ohio State's Nisonger Center, which matched mentors with students in K-12 schools across Columbus. Pat also taught for more than fifteen years at The Ohio State University, where she earned her master's degree in English Composition. In addition to teaching through the English Department there, she served five years as liaison and instructor in a literacy outreach partnership through the Basic Writing Program and also taught through Ohio State's Office of Minority Affairs' Young Scholars' Program and the Samuel DuBois Cook Summer Program. Her writing has been published in academic journals, and she has presented in her field at national conferences. She is author of a volume of poetry, Take a Giant Step.

Joshua Keslar - Director of Health Care Education

Joshua Keslar

Director of Health Care Education

B.S. Pharmacy, CCMA

Josh Keslar has been working in the medical field for more than 15 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. Josh spent a majority of his professional career working for Walgreens as a pharmacist and manager, where his responsibilities included prescription processing, administering various injections, taking blood pressures, counselling patients, and customer service. He also gained valuable medical assisting experience working at AccessMD. Josh teaches medical assisting, pharmacy technician, and various general education courses at the Columbus Campus, where he also serves as Director of Health Care Education.

Joshua has been featured in our National Newsletter. » read article

Douglas Lewis - Instructor

Douglas Lewis



Dr. Doug Lewis is president and owner of Excalibur Business Consultants, LLC consulting in a wide range of areas involving healthcare, business, microenterprise development, and law while also maintaining a small law practice on the side. He also serves as general counsel and compliance officer for several other related organizations. He is an instructor of law and ethics, business, healthcare, and other courses at the National College Columbus Campus. Doug has earned his Doctor of Audiology degree along with a Ph.D, Juris Doctor degree, three master's degrees, two bachelor's degrees, and an associate degree. He maintains professional licensure and practices in Law, Clinical Audiology, Insurance, Securities Analysis, and Nursing Home Administration along with earning numerous association certifications and registries.

Douglas has been featured in our National Newsletter. » read article

Stephanie List - Instructor

Stephanie List



Stephanie List is a full-time instructor at the Columbus, Ohio Campus of National College, where she primarily teaches the anatomy and physiology courses required for those students enrolled in the various Health Education majors, in addition to medical terminology, pathophysiology, and advanced drug dosage and calculations courses. Stephanie has practiced as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 7 years, providing anesthetic care for both general surgical and obstetric patients. She was previously employed at Mount Carmel West hospital as a Registered Nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Wright State University and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Akron.

Kelvin Webb - Director of Information Systems Engineering

Kelvin Webb

Director of Information Systems Engineering

BA, M. Div, MTS, D. Min

Dr. Kelvin Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business with a minor in languages from Capital University, Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a certified Master Microsoft Office Trainer. Kelvin served as Personal Computer Coordinator at the Ohio Department of Transportation for 14 years and was a CompUSA technical trainer for 11 years. He is presently an independent computer consultant, an associate minister, and a National College instructor.


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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 »