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3620 South Arrowhead Avenue
Independence, MO 64057-1791
p. 816-412-7700
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National American University-Independence

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Introduction

National American University-Independence is located in Independence, Missouri and is part of a network of campuses across the United States. Administrators and instructors work to prepare students for career placement and advancement in various technical and professional fields. The school works to bring a diverse group of students together to get practical, hands on experience in their respective areas of study and work together to embrace and encourage career goals and ambitions.

Academics

The degree possibilities at National American University in Independence cater to a variety of students seeking different educational needs. Some students are seeking certification in a specialized skill while others are working to continue their education through one of National American University’s Master’s degree programs. Whatever the case, the University’s mission remains the same in providing an educational environment that fosters higher learning and career success.

Undergraduate Programs

Students come to National American University in Independence to jumpstart their higher education in an assortment of fields. Bachelor’s degrees are available for subject areas such as Athletic Training, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice. Associate’s degrees are attainable in fields like Accounting, Health Information Technology, and Paralegal Studies. Finally, students can get certified in any of the following areas at National American University: Healthcare Coding, Practical Nursing, Therapeutic Massage, and Veterinary Assistance.

Graduate Programs

If you’re looking to further your education and show your commitment to your chosen profession, you may want to consider a Master’s program at National American University in Independence. The University offers Master’s degrees in the following fields:

  • MBA—Master of Business Administration
  • MM—Master of Management
  • MSN—Master of Science in Nursing
  • School of Nursing

    National American University in Independence is so much committed to furthering the healthcare field with competent, hard-working employees that they have a school devoted entirely to Nursing. This program comes with the versatility to attend classes on campus or online. It enables you to devote time to your education without compromising your career.

    Most Popular Fields of Study

    Admissions

    While each individual program at National American University-Independence has different admissions requirements, they each ask that you fill out an application online. From there, an admission representative is in touch with you regarding your academic and career pursuits as well as next steps in the admissions process.

    Admission into one of the three Master’s degree programs requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning or an RN License for those wishing to begin a Master of Science in Nursing. There are also certain grade point average standards that applicants must meet, which vary according to program.

    Financial Aid

    National American University-Independence offers a private school education at an affordable cost. The cost of attending meets every lifestyle as well as every budget. Once you are accepted, a financial aid representative is assigned to you to begin the financial aid process. They help you customize a payment plan depending on your desired degree as well as your means for financial assistance.

    The University accepts many forms of financial assistance for its students including federal, state, and local scholarships, grants, work-study, and low-interest loan programs. If your employer offers company tuition assistance, the financial aid office will work with you to sort out those details as well. Over three quarters of National American University’s student body receives student aid, proving that their financial aid representatives are committed to making higher education affordable. Essentially, National American University works to make your educational dreams and desires financially attainable.

    Student Financial Aid Details

    Ranks 1177th for the average student loan amount.
    Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Missouri.

    Students

    The student body at National American University-Independence is comprised of students from very diverse backgrounds with an assortment of academic interests. Students may be recent high school graduates, returning adult students seeking a career change or further education, or individuals looking to simply add another skill set to their list. Instructors work closely with students in small class sizes to ensure that they’re getting the individual attention necessary for academic and professional success.

    Most students are from the Independence area, making it more of a commuter school. There is also no on-campus housing available. Over half of the student body attends school full-time while less than half are part-time. National American University in Independence works to accommodate a student body from different backgrounds with unique lifestyles.

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Student Graduation Demographics

    Information Summary

    Ranks 91st in Missouri and 3606th overall
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    Campus Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault N/A N/A
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
    Rape N/A N/A
    Robbery N/A N/A
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary N/A N/A
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft N/A N/A
    Arrest N/A N/A

    Local Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 People
    Aggravated assault 342 0.29
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.00
    Forcible Rape 45 0.04
    Robbery 110 0.09
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 1,178 1.00
    Larceny 4,785 4.08
    Vehicle theft 728 0.62

    Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

    Reported area around or near Independence, MO 64057-1791
    Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
    Total Population11,050 (9,957 urban / 1,093 rural)
    Households4,274 (2.52 people per house)
    Median Household Income$51,100
    Families3,038 (3.01 people per family)

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
    UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
    GraduateN/A
    Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
    EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
    Size & SettingVery small four-year, primarily nonresidential

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringBachelor's degree
    Calendar SystemQuarter
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District2905

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Distance LearningN/A
    ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
    Study Abroad
    Weekend College
    Teacher Certification

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees


    Ranks 3120th for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,880 $11,880 $11,880
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees $360 $360 $360
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $330 $330 $330
    FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
    FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
    PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
    Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $13,665 $13,665 $13,665
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,970 $20,970 $20,970
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,462 $15,462 $15,462

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $11,379 $11,919 $11,379 $11,919 $11,379 $11,919
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $1,350(N/C)
    On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
    On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,405 $9,171
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,284 $1,440
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,534 $3,456

    Admission Criteria

     = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
    Open Admissions
    Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
    College Prep. CompletionN/A
    RecommendationsN/A
    Formal competency demoN/A
    Admission test scoresN/A
    TOEFLN/A
    Other testsN/A

    Admission Credits Accepted

    Dual Credit
    Life Experience
    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Student Services

    Remedial Services
    Academic / Career Counseling
    PT Cost-defraying Employment
    Career Placement
    On-Campus Day Care
    Library Facility

    Student Living

    First-time Room / Board Required
    Dorm CapacityN/A
    Meals per WeekN/A
    Room FeeN/A
    Board FeeN/A

    Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

     
    Total 14 1 1 59 76
    Accounting
    Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 2
    Accounting and Business/Management
    Business Administration and Management, General 5 11 16
    Computer Support Specialist 4 4
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 1 2
    Finance, General
    General Studies
    Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 4 5
    Health/Health Care Administration/Management 2 4 6
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
    Information Technology
    Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 7 8
    Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 2 2
    Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician 1 1
    Medical/Clinical Assistant 4 1 1 19 25
    Network and System Administration/Administrator
    Organizational Leadership 1 1
    Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 3 3
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 1
    System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
    Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 2595th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $57,292 (N/A male / N/A female)
    Number of FT Faculty 3 (N/A male / 3 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 42
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
    Total Benefits N/A

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