Program Completion Rates
APUS completion rates are the percentage of students who graduated from the university in the standard number of years for their program length. The calculation for each program level is determined by the following:
- For Master’s programs, students who initially enrolled seven or more years ago are included. Master’s students have seven years to complete their program of study.
- For Bachelor’s programs, students who initially enrolled 10 or more years ago. Bachelor’s students have 10 years to complete their degree.
- For Associate programs, students who initially enrolled seven or more years ago. Associate students have seven years to complete their program of study.
- Students seeking only certificate programs are not calculated.
- Students who have not completed a semester with the university are not calculated.
- Completion of a semester is defined for Master’s and Associate students as having completed two courses (six credits); Bachelor’s students who have completed three courses (nine credits).
- The year the degree level was first offered is not calculated in the completion rates for the university.
- Completion rates for degree levels are calculated beginning the first month of the year following when they were open for enrollment.
- APUS began offering Master’s degrees in 1993, Bachelor’s degrees in 1996, and Associate degrees in 1999.
To calculate completion rates per program level, the number of students who have graduated within the program length is divided by the number of students who enrolled by year. For example, of the 276 students who enrolled in a Master’s program in 2000, 133 have graduated within the program length resulting in a 48% completion rate. Cumulative totals for completion rates are updated annually for each program level.
Completion Rates are calculated in percentages from 1994 to 2004
|Bachelor's|| || || ||60%||47%||45%||39%||38%|| ||37%||37%||43%|
|Associate|| || || || || || ||42%||43%||36%||37%||37%||39%|