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  • The Extended Campuses Mission

    The Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona University delivers a respected, affordable university education to students wherever they want to learn.

    Through its statewide community campuses, extensive online options, innovative programs and passion for student success, NAU-Extended Campuses empowers busy people to advance in their careers and make a difference in their communities. 

    Your Future. Made Here. 

     

    As of 2012, Extended Campuses students accounted for roughly one-third of NAU’s total population.

     

  • NAU
    Through the Years
    1899
    Northern Arizona University established
    1960s
    NAU explores "extending" access to higher education
    1970s
    Faculty travel by car, train and plane to teach across Arizona
    1981
    1,200 Extended Campuses students enrolled
    1988
    NAU-Yuma campus established
    1990s
    Classes broadcast on interactive TV
    1990s
    NAU among first universities to launch online learning
    1999
    5,380 Extended Campuses students
    2010
    2NAU community college transfer program introduced
    2010
    NAU-Yavapai launches accelerated degree programs
    2012
    7,600 Extended Campuses students (40% entirely online)
    2012
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards NAU $1 million grant to establish Personalized Learning
  • Institutional Accreditation 

    Northern Arizona University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the Northern Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional associations recognized by the Department of Education that accredit institutions of higher education. For details, visit www.ncahlc.org

     

    WHAT MAKES NAU DIFFERENT?

     

     

  • Everywhere You Want To Learn

    With classes at more than 35 campuses across the state, from Chinle to Yuma, as well as online, NAU–Extended Campuses delivers the university education you need, right where you work and live.

    The Education Your Career Demands

    An evolving job market demands an evolving education model. NAU-Extended Campuses offers unique and specialized degree, certificate and endorsement programs that provide the credentials and skills you need to succeed today.

    Passionate About Your Success

    People are what make NAU special, and our people are always here for you, whether “here” is in a classroom, online, in a campus office, or on the phone. Professor or administrator, we want to help you succeed, professionally and personally.

    Designed To Move You Forward

    Whether your goal is to advance your career, change jobs, or simply enrich your life, NAU’s respected degree programs, flexible course offerings and innovative learning models provide the direction you need.

    Empowering You To Make A Difference

    It’s not just about credentials. Earning an NAU bachelor’s degree in education, nursing, management and other critical areas will give you the skills to make a difference that matters—to you, your family and your community.

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