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Our University at a Glance

Fast Facts

Our Community of Students 

32 Average Age
18 Average Undergraduate Class Size
89% Working Adults
49% Students Referred by Others
125,000+ Degrees Conferred Since 1995
114,000+ Alumni

Students by School

Graph depicting percentages of students broken down into the schools they study within

Students by Level

Graph depicting percentages of students broken down into what degree they are working toward

Military Background

Graph depicting percentages of students broken down into their status of military background

The Online Student Experience

Independent and Flexible

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

Monthly Start Dates
Classes start monthly so you can begin your program fast.
8 and 16 Week Courses

Available in most programs.

Collaborate and Connect

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

Various Resources

University 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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Graphic showing Tuition Costs per undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate
Graduate rates do not include doctoral programs.

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

Learn about transfer credits.

Graphic showing 82% of new graduates utilized transfer credits 

95% Percent of students said the educational program met their expectations
2020 End of Program Survey. All 2020 responses included.
33% Percent of students returning for second degree
Undergraduate students who completed an associate or bachelor’s degree in 2020 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

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University & Student Honors Go Hand-in-Hand

Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice

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

View the press release

Presidential Management Fellows logo

Nearly 60 students and alumni honored as Presidential Management Fellows finalists, one of the nation's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.

Best for Vets Colleges logo

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

Best for Vets Colleges

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Recognized for the Quality of our Education

HLC Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission logoAPU is part 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, 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.

Accreditation details

Data on this page current as of September 30, 2021