National American University-Rapid City

Rapid City, SD 57701
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National American University-Rapid City is one of the three private, for-profit 4-year colleges in South Dakota. The campus is located in an urban area, in Rapid City.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,346 students attend the school. Every year 12% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students1,346
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 4 13
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 44%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1985 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/29/2011 - Current
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$344/credit
In State Students$344/credit
Out of State Students$344/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $15,480 $15,480 $15,480
ADN 70 $24,080 $24,080 $24,080
BSN 125 $43,000 $43,000 $43,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of National American University-Rapid City's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 67% $3,483
Other Federal Grant 17% $1,000
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 67% $6,125
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,346
$30,001 to $48,000--
$48,001 to $75,000$17,510
$75,001 to $110,000--
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.
National American University-Rapid City
5301 South Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701

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