American Public University System (APUS) is the unprecedented four-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award. Our University earned its reputation by ensuring each student is priority one.
American Public University System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456), a regional institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Our partnership begins the moment you make a commitment to pursue your education. Beyond personal support from your professors and classmates, you can engage anytime with our University’s academic advisors, librarians, mentors, career service professionals, and tutors. We are here at every step in your journey, helping you stay on track, build upon your learning experience, and achieve your goals. Help is never more than a click or phone call away.
Our University has service members and veterans studying with us around the world, supported by a vast array of staff and faculty who are also veterans or reservists. As a result, the University truly understands the specific needs of our country’s service members, veterans and military families. To support you, we have dedicated advisors skilled at addressing the specific questions you may encounter when enrolling in school, such as how to utilize benefits for tuition assistance and other programs. And, if you are a veteran with a disability, you are not alone. Our University has staff trained at empowering our disabled veteran students to succeed.
As a top veteran-focused online university, our goal is to make your decision to advance your education simple and straightforward by identifying the necessary steps and services available to you along the way. The University will help you navigate through questions such as: how to enroll, where to find support, and an explanation of veteran's benefits. At any time you can simply request additional information or to speak with a member of our admissions team.
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When you choose our University, you join a community of students, alumni, and faculty where each member is dedicated to their profession and lifelong learning. The majority of students are working full-time while earning their degree. As a result, these students bring their diverse experiences and commitment to the classroom enhancing the learning environment. Many students are actively involved outside the classroom through affiliated organizations such as:
Students will find additional support online in via dozens of thriving social and professional communities including:
The strength of our University is reflected in both the caliber of our respected faculty and in the noteworthy accomplishments of our talented students and graduates. The faculty at APUS is diverse, experienced, and dedicated. With a 100% online curriculum, we are able to attract scholars and practitioners from around the world.
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American Public University is a leading provider of affordable, quality online education offering more than 90 degree programs to learners everywhere. APU is ranked in the top 20% overall of online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report (Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelors Programs, January 2016).
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50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board's Trends in College Pricing 2014. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2012-13 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.
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