NAU began as a teachers’ college, and our commitment to building a better tomorrow through education remains our highest priority. Our students, mentored by faculty members who are renowned in their fields, are at the center of all we do.
In the classroom and online, through hands-on experiences in an unparalleled learning environment, and with the NAU community cheering them on, our students discover and hone their ambitions.
NAU aims to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.
We are dedicated to upholding the same high standards of education across all our campuses and statewide locations. Whether you’d prefer to study under Flagstaff’s majestic mountain peaks, among rugged desert landscapes, or in the comfort of your home, we offer a wide variety of options to support your goals wherever you are.
NAU’s academic colleges
Undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of disciplines—art, education, engineering, forestry, social science, business, and more—are housed across our academic colleges, which also include our Honors and Graduate colleges.
Research centers and institutes
Our faculty, staff, and students are at the forefront of knowledge, conducting interdisciplinary research that has real-world impact.
Northern Arizona University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through 2027–2028. Some academic programs—such as nursing and teaching—meet additional accreditation and licensure requirements for specific fields.
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