American National University

  • American National University is dedicated to the training and educating of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of general and particular fields. The University seeks to give students a broad competency in a field of specialization and an understanding of and respect for their own and others` ideas and thoughts. Graduates of American National University should understand and practice their responsibilities to their families, their fellow men and their communities by becoming effective and contributing citizens.
School Highlights
  • American National University serves 1,337 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • American National University is the only community colleges within Salem County, VA.
  • The nearest community college to American National University is Virginia Western Community College (4.5 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
American National University(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty113 staff45 staff
American National University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of American National University has declined by 37% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The American National University diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,337 students1,577 students
American National University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:136:1
American National University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students539 students717 students
American National University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students798 students860 students
American National University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
American National University Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students513 students615 students
# Graduate Students26 students91 students
American National University Graduation BreakDown VA All Graduation Breakdown
% Hispanic
American National University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
American National University Black (2007-2016)
% White
American National University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
American National University More (2008-2016)
% Non Resident races
American National University Non Resident (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
American National University Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.62
American National University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$23,200$29,600
American National University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $11,550 is less than the state average of $14,297. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$11,550$14,297
Tuition NotesCost savings through
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%78%
American National University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$27,167$11,000
American National University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
American National University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1886 in Roanoke, Virginia, the college enrolls students at its 30+ campus locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana. As a collegiate institution offering educational credentials from diplomas to master degrees, National strives to develop each student intellectually, culturally and socially. The University/College is interested in each individual becoming proficient in the disciplines necessary for his and her success, with the training necessary to be self-sufficient and enterprising and with the background necessary to be constantly expanding his or her intellectual and cultural horizons. Established in 1886 to provide Roanoke Valley citizens with training for business careers, and continues to build on its reputation among employers throughout Southwest Virginia. It is also the first National campus to offer a Masters course of study and the first to offer a Bachelors. The location is also home to the institution's main administrative offices. The Roanoke Valley Campus offers Master's Degree, Bachelor's Degrees, Associate's Degrees, Diploma Programs and Certification Programs. The institution is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,550 per year for in-state students and $9,760 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,297 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.