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Ways National College can Save You Money

  1. Application Fee Waived for Term starting September 29, 2019
  2. No tuition increase for diploma/undergraduate degree through June 2016
  3. Blue Ribbon Grant for eligible military veterans/dependents awards up to $15,000
  4. Workforce Development Grant - a matching grant to help offset the cost of tuition for eligible students. Awards up to $7,500 per year

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5 Reasons to Choose National College

Affordable Education

At National College, you may be able to apply relevant learning, work, and military experiences toward college credits. Plus, there are many sources of financial aid from grants and loans to scholarships to employer reimbursement. All allowing you to finish your degree faster, save money, and maximize tuition-reduction options.
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Affordable Education


Start Your Career Quicker Than You Thought Possible

With 5 term starts, many of our programs allow you to start your new career in as little as 9, 12, 15 or 18 months. Classes are forming now. Complete the Request More Information form or call 888.980.9156 and let us show you how quick you can start your new career.

Start Your Career Quicker Than You Thought Possible


Fitting College into your Schedule

At National College, our learning formats are designed to meet the needs of working adults. You can go to college online or attend day or evening on campus classes - letting you choose when and how you want to prepare for your career. Let us show you how National College offers a schedule to match your needs. » Schedule visit or call 888-980-9156.

Fitting College into your Schedules


Pathway to Life Long Learning

National College promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn a diploma or associate's degree, you can immediately use your training to advance your career, work for a few years, and as your career demands it, return to continue your education at the bachelor's and graduate degree levels; or you may choose to complete your education in a "straight through" manner. Let us show you how National College can support your career goals.

Pathway to Life Long Learning


Earn Credit for Work Experience

National College allows you to apply relevant work experience or military service training towards college credits through the Advanced Placement Evaluation process or Credit by Examination Program (CLEP). Learn more about these programs by completing the information request form or calling us at 888-980-9156.

Earn Credit for Work Experience

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In Demand Career Fields

Prepare for your career in a fast-growing industry with high-paying job opportunities.

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In Demand Career Fields

More Features & Benefits

What Counts

  • Over 125 Years of Heritage: Understanding the needs of working adult students.
  • Four Education Levels: Fits your needs at various points in your career.
  • A Reputable Education: Employers Recognize the quality of our gradutes
  • Flexible Learning Options: On campus or online – you decide how you want to prepare for your career.
  • In-Demand Career Studies: Careers that continue to grow; business, healthcare, and computer technology.

Get Started

  • Frequent Term Starts: With 5 terms starts, there are no long waits to begin your future.
  • Credit for Work Experience: Gain advanced standing in diploma and degree programs.
  • Advanced Placement Exams: Save time with practical skills that you already have.
  • Transfer Credits: If you have earned credits at another educational institution, you may be eligible to earn credits toward your degree program.
  • Student Financing: We help you explore every avenue for funding.

Skills Development

  • Practical and Relevant Skills: Career specific classes focused on skills and techniques used in today's workplace.
  • Results-Driven Curriculum: Approach your new job with confidence.
  • Career Professionals as Instructors: Seasoned instructors with industry experience, who will guide and mentor you throughout your program to help you develop a rewarding career path.
  • Computers Across the Curriculum: A “must have” skill in every program.
  • Prep Classes: Allows for a successful transition for academic coursework.

Network of Support

  • Personalized Support: From admissions to graduation and beyond.
  • Academic Advising: Discover the career path that is right for you.
  • Virtual Library: Everything you need to research, write, and enhance your classwork.
  • Tutoring: One-on-one help at no additional cost.
  • National Connection Online: Monitor your grades, view attendance, financial transactions and your records; register for classes.

Career Preparation

  • Career Support: Career services advisors can help you achieve your goals throughout your career; whether you are changing career fields, advancing your career or finding a new position.
  • Job Search Preparation: Assistance with career essentials; resumes, interviewing skills, job search tips.
  • Job Search Support: Career fairs and job postings put you in touch with local employers.
  • Externships and Work Study: Gain career related experience and strengthen your resume.
  • Alumni Refresher Courses: Keep your skills sharp and current at no additional tuition cost.

Explore our academic programs to see what course of study would best suit your career goals.


Success Stories



National College is institutionally accredited by campus as shown below. 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.

American National University*, 1813 E. Main St., Salem, VA 24153 (Roanoke Valley) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), with the following campuses recognized as administrative sites by DEAC:

  • Bristol Campus*, 1328 Highway 11W, Bristol, TN 37620

* In compliance with the regulations of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, all references to "American National University" refer to "National College" in the state of Tennessee.


The following National College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools:

  • Nashville Campus (Main), 1638 Bell Road, Nashville, TN 37211
  • Memphis Campus (Non-Main), 2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, Memphis, TN 38118
  • Bartlett Campus (Non-Main), 5760 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134

+ 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).


+ Who is ABHES

ABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs.


+ 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. Colleges like American National University that are accredited by DEAC, and National College, accredited by ABHES, focus on programs designed to educate students for in-demand professional, technical, or occupational careers and are accredited by national career-related accrediting agencies. National accreditation can include 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 National College please click here>>






Several of National College’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


Professional Accrediting Body



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

  • National Registered Paramedic (NRP)

Health Information Management


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

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


Kentucky Board of Nursing


  • Kentucky Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure

Paralegal Certificate/Associate’s Degree

American Bar Association



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

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)




Each state agency authorizes approval for post-secondary institutions to operate within its jurisdiction.

+ National College campuses are authorized by the following state agencies:



Virginia Campuses

National College 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.

West Virginia Campuses

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has assigned the Princeton, West Virginia campus of National College 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 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 Dayton Area campus is 04-01-1700B, 11-09-1974T and 07-03-1816B for the Youngstown campus.

Indiana Campuses

The South Bend campus of National College is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education located at 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206.

Kentucky Campuses

National College is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer all programs at the Danville, Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville, and Richmond campuses. National College Online is also licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education to offer online degrees.




Consumer Disclosure Information

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National College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by National College, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Credits earned at National College may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by National College. You should obtain confirmation that National College will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at National College to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at National College prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from National College to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at National College if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of National College and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at National College before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

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