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How Our Affordable Online Degrees Rank

U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report
APUS ranks #27 on the U.S. News list of Best Online Programs — marking 3 straight years in the top 12%.*

*Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2015.

U.S. Veterans Magazine

U.S. Veterans Magazine
The University was recognized in U.S. Veterans Magazine's summer 2013 “Best of the Best” Issue as a Top Veteran Friendly Company. Best Buy Awards establishes their online degree rankings by analyzing tuition and distance education fees at regionally accredited universities in the U.S. The objective is to create a list of the most affordable online degree programs. Colleges do not pay to be included in these rankings.

To appear on a GetEducated Best Buy list, the online degrees profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all the degrees surveyed. Noted below are some of the programs that GetEducated has ranked as most affordable, and the ranking they received.

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