Understanding University Accreditation
When you decide to pursue a degree online, it is important that you make sure the school you are researching is accredited. Accreditation ensures that you earned your degree from a university that meets well established guidelines regarding academic quality.
Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process that gives public recognition to institutions that meet published standards of academic and administrative quality. The purpose of accreditation is to assure the public of the quality of an institution and its dedication to high standards, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.
As an accredited institution, American Public University System (APUS) is eligible to participate in federal educational entitlement programs such as military tuition assistance, government tuition reimbursement programs, the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill, and many corporate education assistance programs. Credits and degrees earned through APUS are therefore recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military and federal government.
American Public University System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456), a regional institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. View a copy of our 2011 Initial Accreditation letter.
In addition to institutional accreditation, APUS has obtained programmatic accreditation through appropriate governing organizations for specific academic programs. These specialized accreditations require a significant amount of self-study and presentation of evidence to satisfy the demanding requirements of each accrediting organization, and collectively demonstrate that APUS is focused on academic excellence and providing the best possible educational experience for its students. As a result, APUS has enhanced the curriculum for certain programs by implementing standards from an external accrediting organization for specific disciplines or fields of study.
School of Business Programs
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited the following programs in the School of Business:
- Accounting - Associate of Science
- Accounting - Bachelor of Science
- Accounting - Master of Science
- Business Administration - Associate of Arts
- Business Administration - Bachelor's
- Business Administration - Master's
- Hospitality - Associate of Arts
- Hospitality Management - Bachelor of Arts
- Management - Associate of Arts
- Management - Bachelor of Arts
- Management - Master of Arts
- Marketing - Bachelor of Arts
- Real Estate Studies - Associate of Arts
- Retail Management - Associate of Arts
- Retail Management - Bachelor of Arts
- Transportation and Logistics Management - Bachelor of Arts
- Transportation and Logistics Management - Master of Arts
School of Education, M.Ed. Teaching, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, M.Ed. School Counseling
For further information on accreditation, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com, or call 304-724-3778.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The baccalaureate program at American Public University System is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
- School of Arts and Humanities
- School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Public Service and Health
- School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
- School of Security and Global Studies
Program Completion Rates, Median Debt, and More
We want you to make an informed decision about the university that's right for you. For more about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information - visit www.apus.edu/disclosure.