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2015 Military Times - Best for Vets CollegesYou've served our nation. Now it's our turn.

We understand your needs as a veteran student.

What is a veteran-friendly university?

As a veteran, you might be searching for “veteran friendly” colleges to advance your education. But what exactly does that mean? At APU, it means we have 300 military veterans on our faculty and staff and a dedicated veteran's support team ready to help you from start to finish. Here you'll find:

  • Help activating your veteran's benefits as well as academic and career support
  • Flexible, online course schedules that let you study whether on a rotating work shift, business trip or a re-activation
  • Low tuition rates to help limit your out-of-pocket costs if using veteran's benefits, federal financial aid, or employer benefits
  • Possible credit for military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, CLEP, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training
  • A virtual veterans center to assist our veteran students with classroom and life needs
  • 65,000 other veteran and military students just like you

So, while other schools claim to be military and veteran friendly, we define it.

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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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Proof positive. It's nice to know how others feel.


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