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American InterContinental University


American InterContinental University (AIU) is a multi-campus institution of higher learning offering a wide range of associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in many of today's most in-demand fields. Founded in 1977 as the American College of Applied Arts, AIU now operates campuses in Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas. It also offers an online degree program. Fields of study include business, information technology, health care management, criminal justice, design, education and accounting. AIU offers students flexible learning options through customized course content, particularly online. The university is owned by Career Education Corporation.

American InterContinental University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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  • Two campus locations
  • 100% online programs and hybrid programs available
  • Awards associate, bachelor's and master's degrees
  • Career-focused degree programs
  • Flexible learning, customized course content and pacing options
  • Career services assistance


At AIU, classes are led by instructors with real-world experience in the fields they teach. As such, faculty members provide students with inside knowledge of what it takes to be successful in today's job market. Instructors seek to provide students with solution-based skills desired by employers. Small class sizes allow for significant interaction between teachers and students. Faculty members also hope to instruct students on the benefits of ethical behavior, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.

Student Life

AIU's Atlanta campus works with Collegiate Housing Services to provide fully-furnished apartments to students which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Houston campus does not provide housing options. AIU offers customized course content and pacing, allowing students to learn in a way that suits their needs. This includes options for learning through reading, watching, listening or interacting. The personalized learning map enables students to skip over areas that they have already mastered and focus on information where they need more work, allowing for quicker completion of courses. A career services department is available to assist students with resume writing, interview preparation and job search techniques.


  1. Home Page, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/
  2. Degrees and Programs, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/degrees
  3. Campus Location, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/campus-locations
  4. Overview, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/about/overview
  5. Our History, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/about/overview/our-history
  6. Mission and Purpose, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/about/overview/mission-and-purpose
  7. Why AIU?, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/about/why-aiu
  8. Our Faculty and Staff, American InterContinental University, http://www.aiuniv.edu/about/why-aiu/our-faculty
  9. American InterContinental University, Collegiate Housing Services, http://www.housingservices.com/student/locations/AIUATL/placesSample1Gen.html

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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