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Our university at a glance.

  • More than 180 degrees and certificate programs – both undergrad and graduate programs
  • 100% online classes start monthly and run 8 or 16 weeks – so it’s easy to plan your schedule
  • Affordable tuition starting at $250 per credit hour – with a variety of financial aid options
  • Accredited by the same respected accrediting body as the Ohio State University, University of Chicago, and US Air Force Academy – to name a few

Our 10 Most Popular Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Information Technology Management
  • Intelligence Studies
  • Management
  • Sports and Health Sciences
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

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Our Format

  • A fully online experience in an asynchronous format – meaning you login and work on your own time schedule
  • Classes start monthly –begin when you’re ready
  • 8- and 16-week courses available in most programs
  • Discussion boards, forums, blogs and other social media keep you connected to classmates and professors
  • Online library and student advising offering extensive resources

Tuition Costs

$250 per credit hour – undergraduate tuition
$325 per credit hour – graduate students

Book Grant

Textbooks and/or e-books are provided at no charge to undergraduate students who are earning academic credit.

Common Fees

Technology fee (per course)*    $50
Transfer credit evaluation*    $50
Graduation fee    $100
Application Fee   $0
Registration Fee   $0
Drop fee before the end of week 2   $0

* Transfer credit evaluation and technology fees waived for  Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve applicants.

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Annual Costs for Fulltime Students

Student Body

  • Size: 100,000+
  • Average age: 32 years
  • Average class size: 16
  • 89% of students are working adults

Students by SchoolStudents by LevelStudents by Military Background

Transfer Credits

  • 50 – percent of our students receiving credit for their prior learning or work experience
  • 51 credit hours – average credits transferred in by undergraduate students


1,750+ fulltime and part-time faculty members

A few of our experts:

  • Dr. Alan Hale, astronomer
  • Dr. James Reilly, astronaut
  • Dr. Gwen Hall, recognized national security expert

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HLC Accreditation

We are a member school of the 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, including West Virginia and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Specialized Accreditation

We have enhanced the curriculum for certain programs by implementing standards from external accrediting organizations for specific fields of study, including:

  • AS, BS, and MS in Accounting
  • AA in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • BA in Marketing
  • AA, BA, and MA in Management
  • AA and BA in Retail Management
  • AA and BA in Hospitality Management
  • BA and MA in Transportation and Logistics Management
  • AA in Real Estate Studies
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)

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