1813 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153
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  • 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 931 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 931 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,550
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 65%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

American National University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 49% over five years.
American National University
(VA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
57 staff
129 staff
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Student Body

The student population of American National University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The American National University diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
931 students
2,086 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
390 students
843 students
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# Part-Time Students
541 students
1,243 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
729 students
232 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
289 students
802 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
101 students
169 students
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VA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
521 students
1,243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
20 students
20 students
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VA All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
476 students
% Asian
1%
7%
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% Hispanic
2%
12%
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% Black
28%
21%
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% White
35%
52%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
25%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.80
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
38%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.39%
0.19%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$23,200
$29,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $11,550 is less than the state average of $15,561. The private state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$11,550
$15,561
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Tuition Notes
Cost savings through
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
85%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,502
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,579
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
71%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does American National University cost?

American National University's private state tuition is approximately $11,550.

What is American National University's ranking?

American National University ranks among the top 20% of community college in Virginia for: Diversity in US community colleges and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 931 students
  • Private-state tuition: $11,550
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 65%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,736 per year for in-state students and $8,977 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,561 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Virginia is American National University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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