American Public University System

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School Overview

American Public University offers more than 200 online academic programs to students worldwide. The school was originally founded as American Military University in 1991 to provide career-focused, distance education to military personnel. In 2002, the university was reorganized as American Public University to provide the same quality, affordable, and flexible education to a much broader and diverse group of students throughout the world.

American Public University System Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(877) 468-6268
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Address:111 W Congress St, Charles Town, WV 25414
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:48,623
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):39%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:0 (0% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,880
Out-of-state Tuition:$6,880
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,191

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

American Public University System Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at American Public University System.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services10785
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11331
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields311
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences212
Health Professions and Related Programs231
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service12474
Legal Professions and Studies1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences321
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies331
Natural Resources and Conservation211
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies122
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences32
Transportation and Materials Moving11
Grand total55244530

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at American Public University System and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid137100%
Grant or scholarship aid13296%$4,191
Student loan aid11382%$7,966

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid38,06089%$1,431
Federal student loans11,56327%$8,337

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for American Public University System. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled American Public University System students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

American Public University System Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment48,623
Undergraduate enrollment39,662
Graduate enrollment8,961

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

American Public University System Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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