National American University is a public, for-profit university located in South Dakota and established in 1941 by Clarence Jacobson. Initially called the National School of Business, the school’s primary aim then was to provide secretarial and accounting classes to students interested in acquiring business training. After WW-II, the school increased its curriculum to offer new classes in accounting, marketing and management. As enrollment increased, more and more buildings were added including a library, a gymnasium and additions to the Administration building. In 1985, the school received accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and, in 1997, its name was changed to National American University.

In 1996, the university developed its online courses as part of its efforts to make education accessible to anyone who wants to pursue higher learning especially busy working adults who may not be able to attend regular day classes. Some classes are offered 100% online while others are a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.

Several degree programs ranging from Diploma and Associate degrees to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees covering various academic areas such as Accounting, Business, Information Technology, and healthcare have been developed under the university’s Distance Learning Program.

Apart from the use of state-of-the-art technologies, National American University’s online campus offers degrees that have been developed by experienced business-world professionals who understand the demands of the modern workplace.
Cost of tuition is available upon request. Financial assistance is extended in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.