Roots in the military.
Relevant to all.

With a strong military heritage, AMU educates those in the military, defense, national security, public safety, and related communities. Whether you want to deepen your knowledge in your field of expertise or explore new horizons, there is a place for you here.

You're driven to protect and serve.
We're driven to help you succeed.

As a top online university, AMU provides quality and affordable online education to U.S. Armed Forces, members of the public safety, service and national security communities, and working adults in a wide range of fields. At AMU, we have earned our reputation as a leader in online higher education by always focusing on you: the student. We were nationally recognized by the prestigious Sloan Consortium for quality online education in 2009; and in 2009 and 2010 received their effective practices award.

AMU accepts students in the USA and around the world; and you need not be in the military.

American Military University (AMU) is the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military.*

At-a-Glance

  • American Public University System is ranked in the top 12% of all online bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report.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 employed3
  • Federal Student Aid and Armed Forces Tuition Assistance accepted
  • Our combined tuition, fees, and books are roughly 20% less for undergraduate and 33% less for graduate students than the average published in-state rates at a public university.5
  • Tuition and costs are always transparent with no hidden charges.

*Based upon 2012 DoD enrollment figures for U.S. servicemembers.
1: Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2014.
2: Source: American Public University System, Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012.
3: Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
4: Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, January 2012- December 2012.
5: 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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5 Reasons To Choose American Military University

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.

Our Students Are Priority One

Lance Arnold

Lance Arnold
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."

Colt Tallent

Colt Tallent
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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