Deciding where to complete your degree is a big deal.

Knowing our accredited university system offers respected and relevant academic programs helps make that choice easier.

Accreditation Matters

American Public University is part of the 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 (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

ED formally recognizes accrediting commissions that meet all federal standards, and CHEA extends recognition to accrediting bodies and their institutions that meet these established standards. Accreditation should be important to you because it determines a school’s eligibility for federal and state financial aid, and may influence acceptance of transfer credits and admission to accredited graduate schools.

In addition to our HLC accreditation, our B.S. in Nursing program, as well as many of our business programs, have obtained specialized accreditation from external accrediting organizations in these specific disciplines.

Credits and degrees earned through APUS may be recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military, federal government, and private sector. For students transferring to other colleges, APUS credit is considered transfer-eligible based on its accreditation. However, APUS cannot guarantee that its credit will be accepted, as acceptance of credit is always the prerogative of the receiving institution.

At-a-Glance

  • American Public University System ranks #27 on the U.S. News list of Best Online Programs — marking 3 straight years in the top 12%.1
  • 190+ online programs
  • 93% of employers would hire one of our graduates again2
  • 95% of seniors say they would choose us again3
  • 94% of seniors would recommend us to a friend or colleague4
  • 85% of graduates report they're currently employed4
  • Federal Student Aid and Armed Forces Tuition Assistance accepted
  • Low tuition: among the 10 U.S. leading providers of online education, we are on average 20% lower for undergraduate and 33% lower for graduate students4

1 - Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2015.
2 - Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
3 - Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, January 2012- December 2012.
4 - Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2011 Digest of Education Statistics, and APUS estimates.

 

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Sometimes life's responsibilities take priority over school. We understand. That's why American Military University's flexible online program was designed specifically for people like you.

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M.A., Criminal Justice

"The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency."

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B.A., Intelligence Studies

"The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security."

Chanda Chann

Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

"At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions."

The Online Student Experience

  • Asynchronous Format

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

  • Monthly Class Starts

    Classes start monthly so you can too.

  • 8 and 16 Week Courses

    8 and 16 week courses available in most programs.

  • Student Resources

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

  • Social Experience

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

  • Providing Value for Your Education Dollars

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    Our Students Say

    96%

    of seniors evaluated their experience as positive

    95%

    of seniors would choose us again

    Our Alumni Say

    94%

    would recommend us to a friend or colleague

    67%

    feel their degree helped them obtain a promotion or new job

    Employers Say

    93%

    would hire another one of our graduates

    89%

    feel our graduates possess field specific academic skills

    National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012

    American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2012

    APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012

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