National American University-Rapid City in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD

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National American University-Rapid City offers 105-degree programs and 105 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. 26.7% are women, and 73.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at National American University-Rapid City is 17185$, that is above national average. 17% of full-time National American University-Rapid City students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The National American University-Rapid City is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, National American University-Rapid City students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,059
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000$19,157
$75,001 - $110,000$19,157



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1136 of National American University-Rapid City undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 77 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes National American University-Rapid City number 17 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Dakota.

Students at National American University-Rapid City awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in National American University-Rapid City.


ROTC - Army

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


National American University-Rapid City graduation rate is below the national average.

17% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to National American University-Rapid City completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at National American University-Rapid City is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In National American University-Rapid City the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at National American University-Rapid City and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in South Dakota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on NAU-Rapid City

The campus located by 5301 S Highway 16 address in Rapid City, South Dakota.


NAU-Rapid City in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of National American University-Rapid City with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on NAU-Rapid City is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

National American University-Rapid City offers 105 programs in total: 54 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Associate's degree, and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 31 universities in South Dakota state. National American University-Rapid City is one of the few institutions in South Dakota that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 105 distance education programs that are offered in the National American University-Rapid City: 54 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Associate's degree and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Dakota state average data to help you compare.


National American University-Rapid City provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 382 students with 17204 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for National American University-Rapid City

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Worst decision I ever made

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This school will not call you back no matter how many times you call the Dean, your advisor or really anyone else there. I completed all of my classes that I was told that I had to complete to get my associate's degree. I even have an email stating that I had completed my courses and I was eligible to walk. I was told to pay off my balance to receive my diploma and which I did and I have a receipt for yet I still have not received my diploma. I was told that I have another class that magically appeared that I need to take which is now the second time they have done this to me. I have been promised that I would get call backs and that this would be resolved yet here we are again with no one answering my messages, emails or returning phone calls... I've used up all of my available funds through the VA and I've also used up all my funds to go to this school... I'm now maxed out. The communication is very poor here they would rather you sit in the dark and wonder what's going on then pick up the phone and talk to you for 5 minutes. Since starting my associate's degree I have had over 4 advisors and many different financial aid advisors. I have tried to contact my advisor Stacy in regards to what's going on with my diploma and this supposedly other class I need to take with no luck except ' I'm checking in on it' and never getting a return phone call. I've left three different messages for the dean of the school and still no return phone call. I've worked very hard day and night to receive my diploma. It is a slap in the face when you can't get a straight answer from anyone at this campus. I just want my diploma that I have worked so very hard for and have paid for.

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Worst experience of my life spent more time with teachers lecturing on how bad their lives were then actually learning. Anatomy lab consisted of labeling on a computer never once stepping foot in a lab. Transferring out is a nightmare they are holding my transcript because of an unpaid balance that I have repeatedly tried to prove is not accurate. I would avoid this school and tell everyone that asks the same thing!

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Really nice instructors and others who where willing to help. Yes starting classes online was a bit difficult but once you understand the system it's really not at all hard. I went to a different universtiry and spend 15,000 on one semester, so NO at least in my experience NAU is really not that expensive.

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You are so true not enough help at any schools or even the main office. Everyone asks me where do I go to School. I do not tell them , I say you do not want the headaches they offer. Point Blank they need more help at there schools. It seems every time I need to see someone here goes a different person again. They hire and seems the fired or staff walks out. I would really like the answer to that question.

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Location & Website

Address: 5301 South Highway 16


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +6053944800

Institution is active in current year: 1

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