National American University-Independence
Independence, MO 64057-1791


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 314
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


National American University-Independence has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, National American University-Independence's tuition was $12,960 for all students regardless of residency (19.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $21,918
In State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Learn more about tuition & fees

Student Body

In Fall 2016, National American University-Independence has enrolled a total of 314 students (13 students full-time and 301 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 314 students, 29 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 23% men and 77% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 131 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Black/African American: 28%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Asian: 1%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 5 largest majors offered at National American University-Independence.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 57% 80 26
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 21% 30 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 9% 12 2
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 6 2
Legal Professions And Studies 2% 3

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 36%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of National American University-Independence full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $26,804

The typical median income of National American University-Independence graduates 6 years after enrollment is $19,600. Last year, out of the total 167 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 135 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 173 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 138 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $19,600 $21,400
Employment Rate 81% 80%
Total Graduates 167 173

Campus Location

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