Online Degrees & Certificates

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Whether you're well along your career path or just starting out, higher education can help you reach the next level. If you're ready to move forward, we're ready to help.

A Student-First Approach

At our university, students are priority one. We are committed to providing quality education, superior student resources, and affordable tuition. In fact, while post-secondary tuition has risen sharply nationwide, the university continues to offer affordable tuition without sacrificing academic quality. Tuition and costs are always transparent with no hidden charges.

At-a-Glance

  • American Public University System is ranked in the top 12% of all online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report.1
  • 190+ online programs
  • 93% of employers would hire one of our graduates again2
  • 95% of seniors say they would choose us again3
  • 94% of seniors would recommend us to a friend or colleague4
  • 85% of graduates report they're currently employed4
  • Federal Student Aid and Armed Forces Tuition Assistance accepted
  • Low tuition: among the 10 U.S. leading providers of online education, we are on average 20% lower for undergraduate and 33% lower for graduate students4

1 - Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2014.
2 - Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
3 - Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, January 2012- December 2012.
4 - Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2011 Digest of Education Statistics, and APUS estimates.

 

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5 Reasons To Choose American Public University

American Public University's affordable and flexible online programs are designed specifically for you. Ready to pursue your educational goals? APU can help.

Our Students Are Priority One

Heidi Boe Meinhart

Heidi Boe Meinhart
M.S., Sports Management

"American Public University exceeded all of my expectations. The resources they provided me made me confident I could achieve my degree."

Martin Lawson

Martin Lawson
B.A., Transportation & Logistics Mgmt

"American Public University has opened my eyes to a whole new world of learning that I didn't even know existed."

Jennifer Deater

Jennifer Deater
B.A., Hospitality Management

"American Public University was the answer for us. The online format, the courses – everything was a fit for what we needed."

The Online Student Experience

  • Asynchronous Format

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

  • Monthly Class Starts

    Classes start monthly so you can too.

  • 8 and 16 Week Courses

    8 and 16 week courses available in most programs.

  • Student Resources

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

  • Social Experience

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

  • Providing Value for Your Education Dollars

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    50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.

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    Our Students Say

    96%

    of seniors evaluated their experience as positive

    95%

    of seniors would choose us again

    Our Alumni Say

    94%

    would recommend us to a friend or colleague

    67%

    feel their degree helped them obtain a promotion or new job

    Employers Say

    93%

    would hire another one of our graduates

    89%

    feel our graduates possess field specific academic skills

    National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012

    American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2012

    APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012

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