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THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOUNDATION, is committed to help the students to develop their career through distance and online education in the field of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Program. At THE AU, you can earn an online/ distance university degree from your own home & work place, with the personal attention and from faculty member who can support your education through multimedia online class room and lecture.

Our Mission

The world is changing continuously. To continue to succeed as a leading accredited online/distance university in WASHINGTON D.C , USA. we must look forward, understand the trends and forces that will shape our university in the future and move swiftly to prepare for what’s to come. We must get ready for future.


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I was checking three options and The AU provided strictly online and I never had to go to a university to take a test even one time. The other one took six years for a four-year degree, so The AU won out. It takes up a lot of your time and you just grind in it, and The AU takes care of you. If you have questions, you got the instructors to take care of you. There was an associate helping me out and she ended up kinda recruiting me after getting me through it.
Adam Sendler
They offered a grant through my employer, so it was easier to continue my education with them. The enrollment was pretty simple and really quick. They signed me up for a class right away. I liked that I can take classes on my own time and it was all online.
Mila Kunis
The enrollment went very well. All of the instructors were good. The courses and the assignments were explained in detail. I was able to email the teachers if I needed any explanation or help with anything. I'm not an A student, but the way they have everything set up, I was able to make decent grades. Because of the way everything was set up, I was able to comprehend my assignments and the instructions for them. Everything was easy to get in contact with, Everything went smoothly.
Mike Stuart


Associate Degrees

Earning your online associate degree from THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY gives you access to new opportunities and potentially better rewards. Is your dream to find a career that offers growth and promotion possibilities? Do you prioritize a job opportunity that provides you with good benefits? Whatever the reason for your academic itch, pursuing an online associate degree can be the perfect way to scratch it. If you decide to further your education at THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, your associate degree credits will transfer to the American University bachelor’s degree program of your choice.

Bachelor's degree

An online bachelor’s degree from American University can be a great catalyst for a new career and a new life. An increasing number of job opportunities require at least some college experience. You may open up a new world of employment opportunities by pursuing your bachelor’s degree online. Choose from over 50 THE AU’s online bachelor’s programs. The School of Business & Finance™ alone has 20 major options to accommodate a variety of career paths. If there is a job you’ve been dreaming about, earning a BA degree online from THE AU can make that dream a reality.

Master’s Degrees

You have taken the first major steps and proven your mettle by earning your bachelor’s degree in your chosen field. Now it’s time to add another educational accomplishment to your resume: the master’s degree. Perhaps you are contemplating climbing that mountain for the potential earning increase that may accompany it. Or maybe you believe in the power of personal achievement. Whatever your motivation may be, The American University offers multiple online master’s degree programs that can fit within your schedule. You know what it takes to achieve your degree, now let us help you get there.

Doctoral Degrees

A doctorate is an ultimate degree you can achieve. It shows you’re a lifelong learner committed to personal development. It reveals an intellectual curiosity to acquire in-depth knowledge. It announces to the world that you are an expert in your chosen field. Only 2% of the U.S. workforce has earned a doctorate. This degree is a special achievement. Nothing sets you apart from the competition quite like adding the title “Doctor” to your name.


Choose from a wide variety of online college degrees in some of today’s in-demand fields including health care, information management, business administration, education, and environmental studies. Even better, many of these online college degree programs allow you to specialize in more specific areas that pertain to your area of study, allowing you to hone in on topics that particularly inspire you. You may also receive college credit for work experience, letting you jump-start your degree, and bypass studying material you already know.


Both campuses are founded on the principles of hands-on learning through an innovative curriculum. We use project-based education to plant the seeds for intellectual development where students can grow in their talents, passions, and academic achievements. Certified and welcoming teachers work individually with students to support their unique educational needs.


we offers industry-focused programmes designed to reflect global market trends.SBF attracts the most talented and ambitious candidates from around the world and works together with its corporate partners to develop programmes structured with an up-to-date and international perspective in mind.


Thoughtful and aspirational, with wide-ranging backgrounds and experience, our students take advantage of Washington's wealth of resources and professional opportunities, and our active international network



The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health degree program provides students with a flexible, relevant, and current curriculum that includes opportunities for students to demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge in safety and health theory and technology necessary to function at the safety and health professional level in the industry.


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We're here to help expand your horizons, advance your career, and open up new paths to opportunity as you achieve your full potential through lifelong learning.

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