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Our university at a glance.

Our Community of Students


Degrees Conferred Since 1995




Average Age


Average Undergraduate Class Size


Working Adults


Students Referred By Others

Students by School

Students By School - Arts & Humanities: 22%, Business: 24%, Education: 2%, Health Sciences: 14%, STEM: 15%, Security & Global Studies: 22%

Students by Level

Students By Level - Associate Degree: 17%, Bachelor's Degree: 58%, Master's Degree: 15%, Certificates & Other: 9%

Military Background

Military Background - Civilian: 17%, Active Duty Military, Guard, Reserve & Veterans: 83%

The Online Student Experience

you can work on schoolwork anywhere

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

classes start the first of each month

Classes start monthly so you can too

Most programs are 8 & 16 week courses

8 and 16 week courses available in most programs

multiple ways to communicate

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

APUS library, study resources, and academic advisors are online to help you

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

Providing Value for Your Education Dollars

Tuition Costs

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid.
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Graduate rates do not include doctoral programs.

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.
Learn about transfer credits.

82% new undergraduates transferred credit
97% of students said the education program met their expectations

Percent of students said the educational program met their expectations

2017 End of Program Survey All 2017 responses included

33% of students returning for a second degree

Percent of students returning for second degree

Undergraduate students who completed an associate or bachelor's degree in 2018 and returned for a second degree at any level

More Than 1,700 Faculty

Many of our faculty members are actively working as leaders in their fields. So the professors you find here today might be your mentors and colleagues tomorrow.

A Few of Our Experts

Linda Silva

Ms. Linda Silva

Award-Winning Novelist

Nicole Drumhiller

Dr. Nicole Drumhiller

Intelligence Studies Expert

Dr. Kate Brannum

Dr. Kate Brannum

Global Security Expert

University & Student Honors Go Hand-in-Hand

Online Learning Consortium Institutional Member

A five-time recipient of the prestigious Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award.

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More than 50 students and alumni honored as Presidential Management Fellows finalists, one of the nation's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.

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Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

Recognized for the Quality of our Education

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

HLC Accreditation

APU is a member school of American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) ( The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Specialized Accreditation

In addition to our HLC accreditation, programs in APU’s programs in accounting, business, emergency and disaster management, fire science, health information management, nursing, and public health have earned specialized accreditation. Specialized accreditation adds a level of rigor to the curriculum and demonstrates to employers that graduates of these programs have achieved the required knowledge and skills to perform in their professions.

Data on this page effective September 30 2020