University Selects Austin for First Texas Campus -- NAU Designed for Non-traditional and Returning Students

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National American University (NAU), a fully accredited, four-year university granting degrees on the bachelor's, associate and master's levels, will be opening its doors for the first time to Texas students in Austin. NAU's primary mission is to assist working adults in earning degrees within a private, for-profit educational setting. NAU's new Austin campus will be located on Mopac in the Wells Branch area, and classes will begin in November of this year.

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NAU puts the needs of non-traditional and returning students first. Quarterly scheduling, flexible learning formats, like accelerated and distance learning are combined with the personal attention expected at a private university -- to give students the edge they need to balance college coursework along with family and work demands.

National American University (NAU), a fully accredited, four-year university granting degrees on the bachelor's, associate and master's levels, will be opening its doors for the first time to Texas students in Austin. NAU's primary mission is to assist working adults in earning degrees within a private, for-profit educational setting. NAU's new Austin campus will be located on Mopac in the Wells Branch area, and classes will begin in November of this year.

NAU commissioned a market study in 2004 that determined an Austin campus would flourish in the Central Texas area. During its 66 year history, the university system has successfully launched over 15 different campus locations. Austin will be the first Texas campus to be established by National American University.

"National American University provides a much needed service in most communities," states J.P. Foley, SW Regional Vice President, who will be in charge of the new campus. "NAU puts the needs of non-traditional and returning students first. Quarterly scheduling, flexible learning formats, like accelerated and distance learning are combined with the personal attention expected at a private university -- to give students the edge they need to balance college coursework along with family and work demands."

With a track record of 66 years in higher education, National American University offers a wide-range of course offerings. At the new Austin campus, NAU will begin offering courses within the business, management and information technology degree programs initially and add additional programs as the needs of the Austin market determine. The university does plan to offer a nursing degree program within the next 12 - 18 months, depending on the schedule of state and accrediting body approval. Onsite graduate course work toward a master in business administration (MBA) will also be available within the next 6 - 9 months as the new Austin campus is completed and the staff and faculty get settled.

The new 19,000 square foot campus will be developed in phases with the last build- out projected to be completed by mid 2008. At that point, 10 classrooms, a conference room, learning resource center, and nursing lab will be available at the new campus.

NAU holds equivalent accreditation standards as state universities like The University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M, which are members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With its first campus and central administrative offices located in South Dakota, National American University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, http://www.ncahlc.org , (312) 263-0456.

"We believe that the word of mouth among non-traditional students will spread very quickly about the difference that NAU provides to its students," continues Foley. "Our growth over the years has occurred as a result of our commitment to helping our students progress along their degree path in a caring and supportive environment."

About National American University (NAU):
National American University (NAU) is a fully accredited, four-year university granting degrees on the bachelor's, associate and master's level. NAU's mission is to assist non-traditional students in earning their degrees within the accountability of a private, for-profit educational setting.

During NAU's 66 years in higher education, the regionally accredited university has remained committed to small class sizes and personalized advising while developing expertise in accelerated scheduling and distance learning. In-depth knowledge of degree requirements, supportive faculty members and a quarterly schedule allow students to progress in their coursework while maintaining a balance with family and work commitments.

With its first campus and central administrative offices located in South Dakota, National American University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 263-0456. http://www.ncahlc.org.

NAU holds equivalent accreditation standards as state universities like The University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M, which are members of the Southwest Association of Colleges and Schools.

NAU courses begin each quarter and meet for an 11-week period. Quarter Start Dates are as follows:

Winter 11/28/2007 - 2/27/08
Spring 3/5/2008 - 5/21/2008
Summer 6/2/2008 - 8/18/2008
Fall 9/2/2008-11/18/2008

For specifics on the Austin campus and registration, call Steve Anthens, Director of Admissions, (512) 745-7022 or visit http://www.nauaustin.com

For more information on National American University nationally, please visit:
http://www.national.edu

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