Allied American University

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Allied American University
For-profit
Industry Online Learning
Genre Online distance education, Online Higher Education
Founded 2008
Defunct 2016
Headquarters United States of America, Laguna Hills, California
Parent Allied Business Schools, Inc.
Divisions Allied Schools, Allied National High School
Website Allied American University

Allied American University (AAU) was a for-profit university located in Laguna Hills, California, that offers online learning degree and certificate programs. Allied American University was founded in 2008 and received national accreditation by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in that same year. The university offered bachelor’s and associate degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, general studies, and allied health. Allied American University offers seven undergraduate degree programs and 10 certificate programs for career or skill enhancement. Since 2009, for the sixth consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine has ranked Allied American University as one of the top Military Friendly Schools, along with other top-tier universities, trade schools, and colleges across the country.[1] Allied American University was also named a Top School in Military Advanced Education's Guide to Colleges and Universities for three consecutive years.[2]

History[edit]

Allied American University is the higher education division of Allied Business Schools, Inc. (also known as Allied Schools). Allied Schools is a pioneer of online distance learning education, serving the distance education market since 1992 and online learning since 1996.

Since 2008, AAU has provided education programs for in-demand careers, preparing AAU graduates to be competitive in the employment market. The classroom student-to-teacher ratios are kept small (approximately 10:1) to provide a more focused and effective learning environment.

Accreditation[edit]

Allied American University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency under the U.S. Department of Education.

AAU is licensed to operate by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

As of March 11, 2013 Allied American University has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of four years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.

Academics[edit]

Bachelor's Degree Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • General Studies

Associate Degree Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • General Studies
  • Medical Office Management

Certificate Programs

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Management
  • Business
  • Homeland Security
  • Private Security
  • Medical Administrative Assisting
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician

Admissions and Financial Aid[edit]

AAU Applicants are eligible for both Pell grants and federal student loans. The university offers military students discounted tuition rates as well as granting service members transfer credit for some of the military education they may have received while in the service. Allied American University students wishing to enroll into AAU programs are required to successfully complete the AAU “new student orientation.” The orientation course is offered at no cost to the student and is a non-semester credit course. Students are required to successfully complete the orientation course prior to the start of their first semester.

Closing[edit]

Allied American University has officially closed for business as of December 31, 2016, and is no longer servicing students.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allied American University Named As One..."
  2. ^ "Allied American University Named a Top School..."

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