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About American Public University

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 (, 312-263-0456), a regional institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Placing Students First

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.

Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families

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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Talented and Engaged Community

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:

  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Pi Gamma Mu
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Student Veterans of America

Students will find additional support online in via dozens of thriving social and professional communities including:

  • Global Mentor Network
  • Career Services Office
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • 12+ blogs/portals dedicated to thought leadership across various industries

Faculty Scholar Practitioners

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.

  • 500+ faculty members with doctoral degrees from leading universities
  • Many are widely recognized for research and contributions in their respective fields
    • Dr. Alan Hale (co-discoverer of the Hale-Bopp Comet)
    • Five former astronauts
    • Many senior leaders at Fortune® 500 companies
    • Many senior government agency officials and officers

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