American National University

Category: Non-traditional institutions | State: Virginia

About American National University

American National University includes 30 campuses in six states. ANU and National College (Tennessee campuses), have developed into a master's level institution offering more than 45 academic programs including business, health care, and information technology. Our theme of "Evolution 2086" guides our development to continue to meet the workforce needs for the 21st century and beyond. Classes may be taken at the campus, online, via video conferencing, or a combination of on-site and online. They are taught by industry professionals who are able to bring their own experiences to the classroom. Completion time frames average around 18 months which allow graduates to enter the workforce faster.
STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend American National University

Many of the university's top administrators are veterans (including the President), as well as members of the faculty, staff and students. The career center representatives at ANU have a regular practice of speaking with each student and uncovering their detailed skill sets in regards to their specific post/job duty while enlisted. Uncovering these details allow the career center representatives to discuss the student's attributes of transferable skills from the military to the civilian marketplace for employment. ANU is a member of the ConAP (Concurrrent Admissions Program), offering college credit for relevant military training experience.

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamAccounting

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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Computer & Information Systems Services Management

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Computer Science

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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Health Services Administration

A program that focuses on the application of policy analysis, public administration, business management, and communications to the planning and management of health services delivery systems in the public and private sectors, and prepares individuals to function as health services administrators and managers. Includes instruction in health systems planning, public health organization and management, pubic health policy formulation and analysis, finance, business and operations management, economics of health care, organizational and health communications, marketing, human resources management, and public health law and regulations.

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Legal Assistant/Paralegal

A program that prepares individuals to perform research, drafting, investigatory, record-keeping and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney or court. Includes instruction in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and legal specializations.

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Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of office managers and other professionals, to perform routine administrative duties in a medical, clinical, or health care facility/system office environment. Includes instruction in general office skills, data processing, office equipment operation, principles of medical record-keeping and business regulations, medical/clinical office procedures, and communications skills.

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Medical/Clinical Assistant

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

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Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and other health care professionals, to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures. Includes instruction in basic vascular anatomy and physiology, blood physiology, skin puncture techniques, venipuncture, venous specimen collection and handling, safety and sanitation procedures, and applicable standards and regulations.

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Retail Management

A program that prepares individuals to manage the operations of a wide variety of retail businesses, including department stores; independent and chain stores; fashion, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical establishments; and online retail businesses. Includes instruction in retail management, merchandise management, customer service management, marketing, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, business law, and personnel management.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $14,472 $14,472 $10,608 $10,608
Fees N/A N/A N/A N/A
Room $2,796 $2,796 $2,796 $2,796
Board $2,796 $2,796 $2,796 $2,796
Books $2,979 $2,979 $1,986 $1,986
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $23,043 $23,043 $18,186 $18,186
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Academic advising
  • Career planning services
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities