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Thank you for taking a closer look at National College. Getting a solid education will be one of the biggest factors in deciding whether you get the job you want, so choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. At National College, we are in the business of changing lives. See what we can do for you!

Our Purpose

The fundamental purpose of National College is to educate men and women for the duties and responsibilities of business life and to help place them in positions which hold ample opportunities for career advancement.

The College attempts to instill in our graduates the desire to take initiative in directing their professional lives and the ability to adapt effectively to the challenges and demands of modern business. Our aim is to have the resources, curriculum, staff, and faculty that motivate and prepare students for success in well-defined fields of employment.


Career opportunities in business and technology continue to expand for well-trained individuals.
The curricula at National College trains each student to take advantage of these opportunities, concentrating on essential professional skills that will lead toward employment in a specific career field. Programs are planned to offer the most efficient methods in business organization and management, so our graduates can meet the expectations of modern business environments.

A major strength of the College is its ability to quickly adjust the curriculum, both to reflect the employment needs of business and industry and to satisfy the career interests of students. Community representatives serving as Campus Advisory Boards provide current and timely advice relative to the employment needs of business, technical, and government organizations. The College also utilizes graduate and employer surveys to provide critical, employment-market information so that its programs can be tailored to meet the changing demands of the marketplace.

Structure & Design of Programs

The programs of study at National College are career-oriented. Students enrolled in a diploma program take a number of entry-level courses which cultivate the skills they need to begin their careers. Students in the associate degree programs take a number of program-specific courses that would normally be offered only as upper-level classes at other institutions. These classes ensure that associate degree graduates are highly competitive job candidates, prepared to excel in their chosen fields. The baccalaureate programs in accounting and management build on the associate degree programs through additional, program-specific courses. This provides an in-depth, well-rounded, and rigorous educational experience, enabling our graduates to compete in the global economy.

The Master of Business Administration program provides Bachelor’s degree holders the opportunity to gain graduate-level training and expertise in numerous areas of management. The Master’s program utilizes a cross-functional approach to provide the foundational knowledge necessary for managerial efficiency and leadership in both private and public job markets.

Students enrolled in a program are considered to be concurrently enrolled in any lesser, included programs. Upon completion of the requirements of such a program, they are entitled to the appropriate certificate, diploma, or degree.

Resources for Research

Another benefit open to students and graduates alike is National College's Virtual Library, an extensive computer resource that complements the traditional library of books at each campus.

The Virtual Library grants access to a number of databases that can retrieve articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers, reference books, and academic journals. It can be accessed by National College students and alumni from computers on campus or from any computer connected to the Internet, with the proper user ID and password. Thus, the Virtual Library never closes and is not limited to a campus location. It can help graduates maintain their skills and stay current with the latest knowledge in their career fields.

Each database relates to the specific fields of study offered by the College:

Health Care

Most of this professional and academic information is not available on the World Wide Web. The Virtual Library allows subject searches from one or more databases simultaneously. Online search tips are provided, and assistance is always available from a campus librarian. The Virtual Library is provided to students and graduates for their personal and professional use at no additional cost.

Career Counseling

Once you’ve invested your resources in educating yourself for your future, how do you get the job you want? Success in the job market requires initiative, self-confidence, selective job-search methods, and effective interviewing techniques.

That's why the Career Center is your most important connector. The Career Center supports National College's commitment to training men and women for the responsibilities of business life, providing the resources necessary to give job seekers a competitive edge. Career counseling is available to teach you how to write a resume that “talks" – how to research a company and how to interview effectively – skills you can't be without in today’s job market.

You can browse through our library of job-search and employment literature. And you can check our bulletin boards, where we post positions available in and around the state. Employers often inform us first when they have a position available.

So whether you're a student, graduate, or alumnus, contact the Career Center. Our goal is to prepare you to find and keep meaningful, satisfying employment.

Student Life

Continuing your education can be a challenge, so National College is committed to providing a support network that helps students in all walks of life achieve their goals in our academically rigorous but non-threatening environment. Academic assistance is available to those who want to take advantage of academic advising and tutoring, and student support services such as orientation and career counseling help to create a healthy and meaningful experience for students. National College offers a friendly, small college atmosphere, and we take pride in supporting the individual achievements of our students.

The new century also saw the addition of many new campus locations. The Bluefield, Virginia campus was relocated to Princeton, West Virginia. An additional West Virginia campus was added in Parkersburg. New locations were added in Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee.

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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Articulation Agreement
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Code of Computing Conduct
Anonymous Crime Tip Form
Emergency Response Plan
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Online Student Grievance Policy
Process and Plans for Program Improvement
Transfer Credit Policy
Tuition Rates
Vaccination Policy