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In the U.S. or overseas.

Your passport to learning begins here.

Education that is relevant in a global society.

Gain around-the-clock and around-the-world access to an affordable, accredited university education no matter where you live. As an American Public University student, you’ll get to interact with our globally based, real-world faculty and our diverse student body as part of your new online college community. In fact, we have more than 100 countries represented across our classrooms.

We understand that you have unique enrollment needs as an international student, especially for transferring credits earned at universities outside of the U.S. Our dedicated international student support team is ready to help. And, if you don’t enter the U.S. to study here, you won’t need any residency forms to meet our admission requirements.


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Everyone here wants to see you succeed — from start to finish

Like schools with physical classrooms, here you'll find field-tested professors who teach you, other working adult students who relate to you, and understanding academic and career coaches who guide you. Plus, our award-winning e-library and helpful blogs and newsletters are always right at your fingertips. You may be learning online, but you won’t feel alone.

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of seniors evaluated their experience as positive

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012


of employers would hire another one of our graduates

APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2010-December 2015


of seniors would choose us again

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012


of our students return for another degree

American Public Education Fact Sheet, June 2013