American Public University (APU) is a distinguished leader providing quality and affordable online education to motivated students worldwide. APU is a member of the regionally accredited American Public University System. Here's why more than 80,000 students make us their school of choice today.
APU has more than 75 online degree programs designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the global economy. Courses are 100 percent online and start monthly (versus semesters), with 8 and 16 week classes available in many programs enabling you to complete your degree at an accelerated pace.
To learn more about our various programs and affordable tuition, simply take 60 seconds to complete the online Request for Information form.
APU offers the relevant programs and courses for today's job market via more than 75 relevant degrees. Just a few of the ways we stay current on industry needs: the majority of our faculty are currently working in the fields they are teaching in; we partner with industry organizations such as the FBI National Academy Associates and build programs and certificates tailored to their needs; and we rely on Industry Advisory Councils made up of corporate members who review our curriculum to ensure its relevance to the skills needed in their industries.
Our faculty combines relevant theory with real-world experience. They come with degrees from many of the top institutions around the world, and many are executives in government, business and nonprofit organizations, including the United Nations, State Department, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
American Public University provides high-quality, affordable distance education to students around the globe. We do not have resident or non-resident students, so tuition is not based on a student's geographical location or home of record.
You can transfer previous education and training for credit, allowing you to progress faster toward your goal. We will accept up to 45 semester hours towards an associate degree, 90 semester hours towards a bachelor's degree and 15 semester hours towards a master's degree.
American Public University is a member of American Public University System. American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; 800.621.7440) and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission, Distance Education and Training Council (www.detc.org, 1601 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009; 202.234.5100).
Facts & Figures
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Private, for-profit, Higher Education
20,000 and above as of 04/01/11
Classes are delivered online. In the online classroom you obtain assignments, write papers, conduct research, take tests & discuss topics just like in a traditional class. Professors post notes, videos, links, research, & initiate discussions & projects.
PC or Mac: Windows 2000/XP; IE 6.0/Firefox 2.0; Microsoft Office XP; OS X 10.4.0 or later (Tiger); Safari 2.0 /Firefox 2.0; Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0; Adobe Flash Player 9.0; Real Player or QuickTime 7.0; CD-ROM; speakers; sound card; and microphone.
APU serves students throughout the world through our innovative and collaborative online learning programs. There are no geographic restrictions regarding enrollment.
APU has no on-campus requirement, although a practicum is required for the master of education degrees. All programs are offered entirely online. Students are welcome to visit our academic headquarters in historic downtown Charles Town, WV.
A variety of student loan programs are available to students, including federal and private loans. (FAFSA code 038193) American Public University also offers Military Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill
There are no application or registration fees. Students apply and register online through a short series of forms that take only minutes to complete.
I chose APU after comparing it to other schools – both online and bricks and mortar options. I’m impressed with the program and the caliber of the professors.-Jay