In 1886, National College was founded in Roanoke, Virginia as National Business College. The college's large central campus eventually evolved into a multi-campus system operating throughout the Southeast, merging with Fugazizi College of Business & Technology and the Kentucky College of Business. Upon recognition of its graduate level programs, the Roanoke Valley campus rebranded itself as American National University in 2013. National College now has 22 campus locations across four states - Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Its sister school, American National, provides an additional nine campus locations in Virginia and West Virginia.
National College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
National College faculty members consist of dedicated professionals with years of academic and practical industry experience. Instructors strive to assist their students balance their educational and real-life responsibilities. Class sizes remain small, allowing instructors to give students individualized attention. Faculty draw from their personal insights to prepare their students for applicable real-world situations.
The National College system is commuter-based and does not offer on-campus housing. The college does offer an orientation program for new students, academic advising, financial planning assistance, and opportunities for peer tutoring. The college facilitates learning by equipping instructors and students with the most advanced instructional aids available. Classrooms feature up-to-date computer hardware and software, high-speed internet access, ceiling mounted LCD projectors, and video conferencing equipment. The school's medical labs also enable instructors to incorporate simulations of various medical procedures into the curriculum. Students may take advantage of the Career Center where they will gain access to interview preparation, job search strategies, and business etiquette training. Job fairs and externships are also available.