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Affordable Online Education

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.***

  • #34 Ranking on US News "Best Online Bachelor’s Programs"
  • 180+ online certificates and degrees
  • No admission fee
  • Federal Student Aid and Armed Forces Tuition Assistance accepted
  • Our Undergraduate Book Grant provides e-books and other required course reading materials at no cost for undergraduate-level courses for credit
  • 58% of students transfer in credit
  • 93% of employers would hire one of our graduates again
  • 96% of seniors say they would choose us again**
  • Our combined tuition, fees, and books are roughly 20% less for undergraduate, and 33% less for graduate students than the average in-state rates at a public university*
  • Among the 10 U.S. leading providers of online education, we are on average 42% lower for undergraduate and 33% lower for graduate students*

Many universities say they are "military-friendly", but what does that really mean? Learn what to ask your school to see if they are truly military-friendly.

Learn more about our services for veterans and military-spouses.

Explore our branch-specific pages by clicking the insignias below or explore all our programs.

Air Force     Army     Coast Guard     Marines     Navy

*Based upon 2012 DoD enrollment figures for U.S. servicemembers.

*Tuition figures based on lowest possible tuition rates for ten U.S. leading regionally accredited providers of online education. In-state tuition information provided by the College Board. Undergraduate tuition assumes 10 classes per year over 4 years, with bachelor's degrees requiring between 120 and 124 semester hours (39-40 courses and 1-4 labs) depending on the program. Graduate tuition assumes 6 classes per year over 2 years with degrees ranging from 36 to 48 semester hours (12-15 courses) and require a comprehensive exam, a capstone project, or an integrative practicum.

**American Public University System, End of Program Survey, January 2010- September 2010.

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