Fast Facts

Our Community of Students 

30 Average Age
19 Average Undergraduate Class Size
90% Working Adults
43% Students Referred by Others
151,000+ Degrees Conferred Since 1995
131,000+ Alumni

Students by School

Graph depicting percentages of students broken down into the schools they study within

Students by Level

Graph depicting percentages of students broken down into what degree they are working toward

Military Background

Graph depicting percentages of students broken down into their status of military background

The Online Student Experience


Independent and Flexible

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

Monthly Start Dates

Classes start monthly so you can begin your program fast.

8 and 16 Week Courses

Available in most programs.

Collaborate and Connect

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

Various Resources

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

Providing Value for Your Education Dollars


Tuition Costs

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help as you seek financial aid.

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Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

Learn about transfer credits.

$325 Undergraduate Per Credit Hour
$250 per credit hour with military grant for eligible students
Save with one of our many other grants
$425 Master's-Level Per Credit Hour
$250 per credit hour with military grant for eligible students
Save with one of our many other grants
84% New Undergraduates Transferred Credit
Associate/Bachelor's students starting in 2022
(The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website)
96% Percent of students said the educational program met their expectations
2021 End of Program Survey. All 2021 responses included.
27% Percent of students returning for second degree
Undergraduate students who completed an associate or bachelor’s degree in 2022 and returned for a second degree at any level.

More Than 1,600 Faculty

Many of our faculty members are actively working as leaders in their fields. So the professors you find here today might be your mentors and colleagues tomorrow.

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University & Student Honors Go Hand-in-Hand

Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice

A five-time recipient of the prestigious Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award.

View the press release

Presidential Management Fellows logo

More than 60 students and alumni honored as Presidential Management Fellows finalists, one of the nation's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.

Best for Vets Colleges logo

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

Best for Vets Colleges

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Recognized for the Quality of our Education

HLC Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission logoAMU is part of American Public University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Specialty Accreditation

In addition to our HLC accreditation,AMU’s programs in accounting, business, emergency and disaster management, fire science, health information management, nursing, and public health have earned specialty accreditation. Specialty accreditation adds a level of rigor to the curriculum and demonstrates to employers that graduates of these programs have achieved the required knowledge and skills to perform in their professions.

Accreditation details

Data on this page current as of September 30, 2022