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  • Explore NAU-Extended Campuses


    For more than 30 years, The Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona University has helped students like you access a fully accredited, affordable college education.

    We help busy people transform their lives through our network of statewide campuses, innovative degree programs and transfer options, extensive online programs, and our undeniable passion for student success.

    At NAU, we believe everyone deserves a high-quality education and excellent service.

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    "I challenge my students because I want them to succeed. My classes bring out their best, then they know they're ready for today's job market." -- Jeannie Copley, Assistant Clinical Professor, NAU-Extended Campuses

    The Education Your Career Demands


    Designed for working adults and non-traditional students, NAU-Extended Campuses has the degree, class format, and location that’s perfect for you.

    Advance professionally and personally -- whether you’re returning to college, transferring, or pursuing an advanced degree.

    • Career-focused instruction in high-demand areas: Develop new skills employers look for in today’s job market.
    • Experiential, hands-on learning: Learn from distinguished faculty with years of field experience.
    • Internship and fieldwork opportunities: Gain the experience you are proud to add to your resume.
    • Dozens of graduate and advanced degrees: Earn an advanced degree entirely online with other professionals in your field.

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    “NAU is the best thing that could have happened to my nursing education.” -- Shana Hofberger, B.S. Nursing, 2013

    Empowering You to Make a Difference


    When you graduate from NAU, you walk away with more than a degree. You will have the knowledge, credentials, and connections to advance all from an accredited and reputable public university.

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    90% of alumni would choose NAU-Extended Campuses again for its quality and convenience. 

    Options to consider include:

    • Accelerated programs: Finish your degree quickly through NAU’s condensed class offerings.
    • Accommodating schedules: Take classes at night, on the weekends, or whenever the time is right for you.
    • College transfer options: Save on tuition through our popular 2NAU program or by transferring a large chunk of college credits. Some NAU programs accept up to 90 credits!
    • Online options: Learn anywhere, anytime, from the occasional online class to one of 80+ entirely online degree options.

    Everywhere You Want to Learn


    We know you’re busy. That’s why NAU developed its renowned online offerings. We’ve been educating busy people online since the days of dial-up – more than 20 years ago.

    Today, nearly 40% of Extended Campuses students are pursuing their degrees entirely online. 

    Whether you take the occasional online course or pursue an entirely online degree, enjoy the flexibility and independence of accessing a high-quality education online.

    For the online student, NAU-Extended Campuses offers:

    • Excellent instruction from full-time and seasoned part-time faculty.
    • 24-hour IT support throughout the academic year.
    • Dedicated online academic advising.
    • Discounted tuition and reduced fees.

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    Personalized Learning: NAU's Latest Innovation 

    With the launch of Personalized Learning, NAU became the first public university to offer self-paced, competency-based online bachelor’s degrees.

    Learn more at nau.edu/personalized.

    Designed to Move You Forward

    College tuition continues to rise – growing an average of 6% a year.

    Not at NAU-Extended Campuses. Our per-credit-hour tuition is one of the lowest in the state and NAU is committed to providing a truly affordable education.

    Make your bachelor’s degree one of the most affordable in the state when you transfer up to 90 credit hours from your local community college toward a select NAU degree program.

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    Northern Arizona University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Associate of Colleges and Schools. NAU is committed to the highest standards and deliver quality degrees that are respected by institutions and employers everywhere.