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ANU Video Library

Below are recent additions to ANU's YouTube channel. Click the top-left icon in the below video pane to view all channel videos:


INTERNATIONAL


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

 


CAREER SERVICES


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

 


HIGH-DEMAND PROGRAMS


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

 


BUSINESS 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

 


HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


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

 


TESTIMONIALS


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

“I love my job!”


Heather Lynch loves her new job with Southwest Virginia Community Health System - a job she got as a result of her externship in the medical assisting degree program at the Bristol Campus.

(read more)

More Success Stories:

» View all past Success Stories.

Accreditation

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

DEAC logo

American National University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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.

In addition to the Roanoke Valley Campus, the following campuses are recognized as administrative sites by DEAC:

  • Harrisonburg Campus
  • Charlottesville Campus
  • Lynchburg Campus
  • Princeton Campus
  • Parkersburg Campus
  • Bristol Campus
  • Dayton Area Campus

+ 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).

 

+ 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>>

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

 

 

The following campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS):

  • Lexington Campus
  • Pikeville Campus
  • Louisville Campus
  • Danville, KY Campus
  • Florence, KY Campus
  • Nashville Campus
  • Memphis Campus
  • Bartlett Campus
  • South Bend Campus

 

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

  • 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
www.caahep.org

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

Nursing

Kentucky Board of Nursing

 

  • Kentucky Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure

Paralegal Certificate/Associate’s Degree

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
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, and Pikeville. ANU Online is also licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer online degrees.

 

 

 

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