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Literacy in College - American University

The literacy programs at American University prepare students for their future careers by supplying them with the knowledge and hands-on training that is necessary to gain employment in a specific industry. But does American University have the literacy program you are looking for? Is it the best option in your state or local area?

At CALiteracy.org you'll find general literacy rates and statistics for American University as well as detailed information that will help you determine if it's the right school for you.

American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001
Phone Number: (202) 885-1000
URL: www.american.edu

Tuition and Fees

Semester Undergraduate
(In State)
Undergraduate
(Out of State)
Graduate
(In State)
Graduate
(Out of State)
Books & Supplies Room & Board
(On Campus)
Room & Board
(Off Campus)
Room & Board
(With Family)
Fall 2011 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
2012-2013 $0 $0 $0 $0 $800 $15,054 $15,054 $1,834
2011-2012 $0 $0 $0 $0 $800 $14,782 $14,782 $1,834
2010-2011 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600 $14,768 $14,768 $2,000
2009-2010 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600 $14,230 $14,230 $2,000

Degrees Offered

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctor's degree - professional practice
  • Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
  • Less than one year certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate

Sports Programs

  • All Track Combined – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 50, Women 44
  • Basketball – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 15, Women 24
  • Field Hockey – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 0, Women 17
  • Lacrosse – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 0, Women 26
  • Soccer – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 25, Women 28
  • Swimming and Diving – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 22, Women 17
  • Volleyball – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 0, Women 15
  • Wrestling – NCAA Division I-AAA
    Participants during 2011-2012: Men 20, Women 0

Semesters Open

  • 2011-2012
  • 2009-2010
  • 2010-2011
  • 2012-2013
  • Fall 2011

Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    Accredited By: American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
    Accreditation Type: Specialized Accreditation
    Accreditedtation Period: 3/1/1972 -  
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
    Accredited By: American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    Accreditation Type: Specialized Accreditation
    Accreditedtation Period: 1/1/1940 -  
  • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
    Accredited By: National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
    Accreditation Type: Specialized Accreditation
    Accreditedtation Period: 9/1/1965 -  
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
    Accredited By: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    Accreditation Type: Specialized Accreditation
    Accreditedtation Period: 1/1/1965 -  

Majors Offered

  • Accounting – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Acoustics – Physical Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence – Legal Professions and Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects – Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Anthropology – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Applied Mathematics, General – Mathematics and Statistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Asian Studies/Civilization – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Biochemistry – Biological And Biomedical Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General – Biological And Biomedical Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Business Administration and Management, General – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Chemistry, General – Physical Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Clinical Psychology – Psychology
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics – Psychology
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other – Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Computer Science – Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Creative Writing – English Language and Literature/Letters
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies – Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Curriculum and Instruction – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Economics, General – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Economics, Other – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Education, General – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Elementary Education and Teaching – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Environmental Science – Natural Resources and Conservation
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Environmental Studies – Natural Resources and Conservation
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Ethics – Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • European Studies/Civilization – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Experimental Psychology – Psychology
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Finance, General – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Financial Mathematics – Mathematics and Statistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General – Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • French Language and Literature – Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • French Studies – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • General Literature – English Language and Literature/Letters
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • German Language and Literature – Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • German Studies – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Graphic Design – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General – Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • History, General – History
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Intermedia/Multimedia – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • International and Comparative Education – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • International and Intercultural Communication – Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • International Economics – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • International Law and Legal Studies – Legal Professions and Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • International Relations and Affairs – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Journalism – Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Language Interpretation and Translation – Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Latin American Studies – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Law – Legal Professions and Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other – Legal Professions and Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies – Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography – Biological And Biomedical Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies – Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Mathematics Teacher Education – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Mathematics, General – Mathematics and Statistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other – Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Music, General – Visual and Performing Arts
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution – Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Personality Psychology – Psychology
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Philosophy – Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Physics, General – Physical Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Political Science and Government, General – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Political Science and Government, Other – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies – Health Professions and Related Programs
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Psychology, General – Psychology
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Public Administration – Public Administration and Social Service Professions
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other – Public Administration and Social Service Professions
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Public Policy Analysis, General – Public Administration and Social Service Professions
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Real Estate – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Religion/Religious Studies – Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Russian Language and Literature – Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Russian Studies – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Secondary Education and Teaching – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Social Sciences, General – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Social Sciences, Other – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Sociology – Social Sciences
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Spanish Language and Literature – Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management – Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Statistics, General – Mathematics and Statistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Statistics, Other – Mathematics and Statistics
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Taxation – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor – Education
    Offered during: 2011-2012
  • Women's Studies – Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
    Offered during: 2011-2012