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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/03/2015

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

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**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

National American University

5301 S. Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 721-5200 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Ronald L. Shape, President
Name change notes: National College to National American University (1997)
HLC Institution ID: 1967
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): 07/23/1979 - 02/22/1985
Accreditation Date(s): 02/23/1985

Summary of Commission Review

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2014 - 2015
     • Action Letter (PDF)

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2024 - 2025

Last Date of Information Change: 06/15/2015

Control: Private FP
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Bachelors, Doctors, Masters, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 1,040   8,726
Graduate: 88   270
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   0  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 23   643
Bachelors Degrees 9   433
Masters Degrees 4   129
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 1   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/08/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 6   97

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 06/29/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   Sioux Falls Campus - Sioux Falls, SD;
    Additional Locations:   Ellsworth AFB - Ellsworth AFB, SD; On-Line Campus - Rapid City, SD; Watertown - Watertown, SD;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   Albuquerque Campus - Albuquerque, NM; Albuquerque West - Albuquerque, NM; Austin Campus - Austin, TX; South Austin Campus - Austin, TX; Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School, Roueche Graduate Center - Austin, TX; Bellevue Campus - Bellevue, NE; Bloomington Campus - Bloomington, MN; Brooklyn Center Campus - Brooklyn Center, MN; Burnsville Campus - Burnsville, MN; Centennial Campus - Centennial, CO; Colorado Springs Campus - Colorado Springs, CO; Colorado Springs Campus - Colorado Springs, CO; Denver Campus - Denver, CO; Georgetown Campus - Georgetown, TX; Houston Campus - Houston, TX; Independence Campus - Independence, MO; Indianapolis Campus - Indianapolis, IN; Zona Rosa Campus - Kansas City, MO; Lee's Summit Campus - Lee's Summit, MO; Lewisville Campus - Lewisville, TX; Mesquite Campus - Mesquite, TX; Overland Park Campus - Overland Park, KS; Richardson Campus - Richardson, TX; Rochester Campus - Rochester, MN; Roseville Campus - Roseville, MN; Tigard Campus - Tigard, OR; Tulsa Campus - Tulsa , OK; Weldon Spring Campus - Weldon Springs, MO; Wichita East Campus - Wichita, KS; Wichita West Campus - Wichita, KS;
    Additional Locations:   Garden City - Garden City, KS; Minnetonka - Minnetonka, MN;
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.