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IPEDS ID: 485290
OPE ID: 00405738
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National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School
5301 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-2823
General information:  (512) 813-2300
Website:  www.national.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  480 (0 undergraduate)
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty047
Instructional047
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$15,000
Fees$75
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2017-2018, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all graduate)480
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 52%
Part-time: 48%Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 24%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Finance1d-
Business Administration and Management, General175d-
International Business/Trade/Commerce2d-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1d-
Category total179d-
Education
Community College Education-24d
Category total-24d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Nursing Education11d-
Category total11d-
Grand total19024
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 51
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 46
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,792
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,792
  • The estimates apply to full-time students only.  They are not typical for the majority of NAU students, who are non-traditional students attending classes part-time. Less than 1% of NAU students attend classes full-time during the academic year.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (01/13/2014 - 04/26/2019)
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate20.0%23.7%24.1%
Number in default1,1961,6231,791
Number in repayment5,9546,8357,407
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)