Our university at a glance.

Our Community of Students

96,000+ Students

60,000+ Alumni

33 Average Age

19 Average Undergraduate Class Size

88% Working Adults

50% Students Referred by Others


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The Online Student Experience

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Our asynchronous format means you can log in and work on your own schedule.

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Classes start monthly so you can too

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8 and 16 week courses available in most programs

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Discussion boards, forums, blogs, and other social media keep you connected to classmates and professors.

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APUS library, study resources, and academic advisors to help you succeed.

Providing Value for Your Education Dollars

Compare Our Costs
(includes tuition, books, fees)

Transfer Your Credits

51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.

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Our Students Say

Our Alumni Say

Employers Say

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of seniors evaluated their experience as positive

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of seniors would choose us again

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would recommend us to a friend or colleague

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feel their degree helped them obtain a new job

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would hire another one of our graduates

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feel our graduates possess field specific academic skills

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012

American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2015

APUS Alumni Employer Survey, 2010-2015

2,000+ Globally Located Faculty Members

Many of our faculty members are actively working as leaders in their fields. So the professors you find here today might be your mentors and colleagues tomorrow.

A few of our experts

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Linda Silva

Award-Winning Novelist

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Chris Reynolds, CEM

Emergency Management Expert

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Karen Paullet

Cybercrime Expert

University & Student Honors Go Hand-in-Hand

The only four-time recipient of the prestigious Online Learning Consortium's Effective Practice Award (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014).


Ranked as a top online university by U.S. News & World Report for 4 years running (2013-2016)

Nearly 30 graduate students and alumni honored as Presidential Management Fellowship finalists, one of the nation's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times in 2015 and 2016.

Recognized for the Quality of our Education

HLC Accreditation

We are a member school of American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


Specialized Accreditation

In addition to our HLC accreditation, our B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) program has earned specialized accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and 17 of our business programs have earned specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The curriculum for these programs meets the higher standards required by these external accrediting organizations.