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  • NAU-Yavapai’s Mission

    In 2010, Northern Arizona University, Yavapai College, and the Town of Prescott Valley partnered to open the NAU-Yavapai campus. A part of NAU’s Extended Campuses network of statewide campuses, NAU-Yavapai provides students with access to high-quality bachelor’s degrees that are accelerated, affordable, and designed to prepare them for today’s job market.


    Through innovative hybrid classes that meet weekly on the Prescott Valley campus, NAU-Yavapai seeks to:


    • Reduce the time to degree completion to three years.
    • Provide high-quality education at an affordable tuition.
    • Deliver personal attention and student-focused instruction.
    • Provide a dynamic university campus experience in north central Arizona.
    • Prepare students for post-graduate opportunities, including employment and advanced degrees.


    Institutional Accreditation


    Northern Arizona University, including the Yavapai campus, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For details, visit


  • What Students And Alumni Say About NAU-Yavapai 

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    Through the Years
    Northern Arizona University established
    NAU explores "extending" access to higher education
    Faculty travel by car, train and plane to teach across Arizona
    1,200 Extended Campuses students enrolled
    NAU-Yuma campus established
    Classes broadcast on interactive TV
    NAU among first universities to launch online learning
    5,380 Extended Campuses students
    2NAU community college transfer program introduced
    NAU-Yavapai launches accelerated degree programs
    7,600 Extended Campuses students (40% entirely online)
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards NAU $1 million grant to establish Personalized Learning
  • Everywhere You Want To Learn

    With classes at more than 35 campuses across the state, from Chinle to Yuma, as well as online, NAU–Extended Campuses delivers the university education you need, right where you work and live.

    The Education Your Career Demands

    An evolving job market demands an evolving education model. NAU-Extended Campuses offers unique and specialized degree, certificate and endorsement programs that provide the credentials and skills you need to succeed today.

    Passionate About Your Success

    People are what make NAU special, and our people are always here for you, whether “here” is in a classroom, online, in a campus office, or on the phone. Professor or administrator, we want to help you succeed, professionally and personally.

    Designed To Move You Forward

    Whether your goal is to advance your career, change jobs, or simply enrich your life, NAU’s respected degree programs, flexible course offerings and innovative learning models provide the direction you need.

    Empowering You To Make A Difference

    It’s not just about credentials. Earning an NAU bachelor’s degree in education, nursing, management and other critical areas will give you the skills to make a difference that matters—to you, your family and your community.

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