National American University-Ellsworth

National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension

223 Main Gate Rd, Box Elder, South Dakota 57719-2003


  • College Type: 4-year, Private for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Total Student Population: 65
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: NA
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National American University-Ellsworth (NAU-Ellsworth) is a private, for-profit university located in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Established in 1941, it was originally known as the National School of Business, and was later changed in 1997 to the National American University.

The Ellsworth campus, in particular, is situated on the Ellsworth Air Force Base, and serves primarily military-affiliated students and their families.

NAU-Ellsworth offers a variety of degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels, in different field including business administration, nursing, information technology, paralegal studies criminal justice and more.

The school also class online classes which provides flexibility and convenience for students with schedules or students located outside the state.

National American University-Ellsworth has a strong focus on hands-on and experiential learning by offering opportunities, such as internships and capstone projects, to help students apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

The university has a focus on small class sizes and personalized attention creating a supportive learning environment where students can receive individualized feedback and guidance.

National American University-Ellsworth is committed to supporting military-affiliated students and their families, and provides a variety of resources to help them succeed academically and personally.

The university participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funding for tuition and fees for eligible veterans and their dependents.

National American University-Ellsworth also has a dedicated military and veteran services department, which offers assistance with education benefits, career counseling, and other support services.

National American University-Ellsworth also offers a variety of student organizations and activities, including clubs related to academic majors, community service, and social interests.

National American University-Ellsworth is a great choice of school for students seeking a high-quality education with hands-on, practical learning and a focus on student success.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:65
Undergraduate enrollment:65
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:3.1%
      Black or African American:18.5%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:1.5%
      Two or more races:1.5%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:12.3%

Degrees Offered

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Accounting, AAS
  • Accounting, BS
  • Business
  • Aviation Management, BS
  • Business Administration, AAS
  • Business Administration, BS
  • Business Logistics, AAS
  • Construction Management AAS
  • Construction Management BS
  • Energy Management, BS
  • Health and Beauty Management, AAS
  • Healthcare Coding, Diploma
  • Healthcare Management, BS
  • Human Resource Management BS
  • Information Technology, AAS
  • Information Technology, BS
  • Information Technology, BS, Emphasis in Cyberecurity and Forensics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, AA
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, BA
  • Management, AAS
  • Management, BS
  • Medical Administrative Assistant, AAS
  • Medical Billing and Coding, Diploma
  • Medical Staff Services Management, AAS
  • Small Business Management, AAS
  • Paralegal Studies, AAS
  • Paralegal Studies, BS
  • Professional Legal Studies, AAS
  • Professional Legal Studies, BS
  • Criminal Justice, AAS
  • Criminal Justice, BS
  • Intelligence Management, BS
  • Nuclear Enterprise Security Studies, BS
  • Strategic Security and Protection Management, BS
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, BS
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Accelerated Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management
  • Accelerated Master of Management
  • Master of Science in Intelligence Management
  • Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management
  • Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Strategic Security


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$6,675 $6,075 $6,075 
    Books and supplies $1,350 $1,350 
      Room and board$12,213 $7,398 $7,209 
      Other expenses$954 $210 $162 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$954 $210 $162

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