American National University

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American National University
American National University campus in Danville, Virginia.jpg
Former name
National Business College
TypePrivate, for-profit, nationally accredited
PresidentFrank Longaker
Multiple campuses and distance education
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
ColorsPurple and gold
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American National University, formerly National Business College,[1] is a postsecondary, nationally[2], for-profit educational institution that has multiple campuses. These campuses are located in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.[3]

Accreditation status[edit]

American National University was formerly accredited by ACICS.[4][5]

ACICS lost its status as recognized accreditor on December 12, 2016.[6] The university is approved to receive Title IV funding under a provisional Program Participation Agreement for 18 months beginning December 12, 2016 while it is seeking a new accreditor.

As of February 27, 2018 the Roanoke Valley Campus is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) [7] The following sites are recognized as administrative sites by DEAC: Harrisonburg Campus, Charlottesville Campus, Lynchburg Campus, Princeton Campus, Parkersburg Campus, Bristol Campus and the Dayton Area Campus. [8]


The university was founded in 1886 as a business school in Roanoke, Virginia. It later expanded to a national business school and developed multiple campuses.[9] The university offered Google Seminars in 2014.[10]


The university offers master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diploma programs, certificate programs, and professional training and certifications.[11]


American National University has campuses in 30 cities across 6 states, including Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.[12]


  1. ^ "History & Vision - Evolution 2086". American National University. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. ^ "ACICS Loss of Accreditation Recognition". Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  3. ^ ANU Campus Locations
  4. ^ "Accreditation Details". Dept of Education. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
  6. ^ "Education Department Establishes Enhanced Federal Aid Participation Requirements for ACICS-accredited Colleges". Retrieved 14 December 2016.
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  9. ^ ANU Campus to Offer Degrees in Cybersecurity, Business Potomac Local
  10. ^ Google Seminars Offered at American National University
  11. ^ Degrees for a career in Healthcare, Business, or Technology - American National University (ANU)
  12. ^ ANU Campus Locations

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