Accreditations - Authorizations - Approvals

Regional Accreditation

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604, https://www.hlcommission.org, (800) 621-7440.

National American University is approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer programs and courses through distance education.

State Authorization

National American University is authorized to offer numerous online programs in many states, but not all states. Because authorization requirements for online postsecondary education vary from state to state, it is important to review the following information:

  • Authorized Programs – Each prospective student should first visit with an NAU enrollment services advisor to confirm that NAU is authorized to offer the program in the student’s state of residence.

  • Changing Programs – Any NAU student who is considering changing to another NAU program should first visit with an NAU student services advisor to determine whether NAU is authorized to offer the program in the student’s state of residence.

  • Moving to Another State – Any NAU student who plans to move to another state should first visit with an NAU student services advisor to determine whether NAU is authorized to offer the program in the student’s new state of residence.

National American University is exempt from authorization in the state of Alaska under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17.015, because its programs are offered online and it does not have a physical presence in the state.

National American University may offer online higher education programs to students residing in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

National American University is authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520, Topeka, KS  66612-1368; 785-430-4240.

National American University does not offer online higher education programs to students residing in Arkansas, Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.

Specialized Accreditation

In addition, the following National American University programs are separately accredited or approved by national educational and professional associations.

National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS, 66213, USA. The list of accredited business programs can be found on the IACBE website:  http://iacbe.org/memberpdf/NationalAmericanUniversity.pdf.

The Health Information Technology accreditor of National American University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). NAU’s accreditation for the associate degree in Health Information Technology has been reaffirmed through 2021.  All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

The paralegal studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

National American University is approved for veteran's training and for administering the various educational programs sponsored by state and federal agencies.