American University is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. Our students distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities.
At AU passion becomes action; students actively engage in the world around them; and the leaders of today train the leaders of tomorrow.
Since being chartered by Congress in 1893, American University has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world.
A global outlook, practical idealism, a passion for public service: They're part of American University today, and they were in the air in 1893, when AU was chartered by Congress.
George Washington had dreamed of a "national university" in the nation's capital. But it took John Fletcher Hurst to found a university that, in many ways, embodies that dream.
The land Bishop Hurst chose for AU was on the rural fringe of the nation's capital, but it was already rich with Washington history. Abraham Lincoln had visited troops at Fort Gaines, which perched on the high ground now held by Ward Circle and the Katzen Arts Center.
Business programs are offered through Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University with the flexibility of online learning and inclusion of high-quality, topical Forbes content so you learn business fundamentals as well as keep current on business trends and technologies. Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wascsenior.org.
The mission of Ashford University is to provide high-quality, accessible, affordable, and innovative, educational programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing advancement in their lives, professions, and communities. Ashford University is where higher education meets technology. Ashford students can earn their degree online while accessing information and interacting with fellow students from anywhere they can take their smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
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