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American Public University System is a proprietary institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 39,982 and its setting is rural. It utilizes a other-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $7,500 (2012-13).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
To provide quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nations military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible and affordable, student-focused online programs, which prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.
The University System is a respected higher-learning organization known for its distinctive strengths in providing superior and relevant distance learning programs to its learners. In pursuing this vision, the University System:
* Creates interactive, effective learning environments for all constituents.
The University System is guided in fulfilling its mission by these shared principles and core values:
Learning: The University System fosters an environment that promotes a life of learning for its constituents and uses feedback from its participants and supporters to improve the quality of its teaching, learning, and support.
Quality: The University System holds a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of its educational activities, learning outcomes, and support services. It seeks to continuously strengthen the overall effectiveness of its operations.
Integrity: The University System conducts its operations and makes its public representations in an ethical manner. It assesses its operations in an open and collaborative manner and practices fairness, honesty, and objectivity in dealing with its constituencies.
Diversity: The University System embraces and promotes diversity in its policies and practices to prepare its learners to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse society. It strives to create diverse learning environments by welcoming teachers, learners, and staff that bring diverse ideas, values, backgrounds, and beliefs to the learning and work environment.
Freedom of Inquiry and Expression: The University System supports the rights of its constituents to freely inquire and express their opinions. It engages and encourages an open exchange of ideas and seeks input from all who wish to participate in its learning programs.
Accountability: The University System is accountable to its constituencies and the public for fulfilling its mission in an appropriate manner by openly assessing its operations and by inviting external evaluations by public agencies.
Access to Underserved: The University System seeks to broaden access to its higher education programs by underserved communities who wish to engage the organization in their learning goals.
Collaboration: The University System seeks and nurtures partnerships with its constituents and the communities it serves in creating effective learning environments for its learners.
|School type||proprietary, coed college|
When applying to American Public University System, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 100.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||100.0% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at American Public University System is 22:1. The most popular majors at American Public University System include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; International/Global Studies; Homeland Security; and Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92.5 percent.
American Public University System has a total undergraduate enrollment of 39,982, with a gender distribution of 61.0 percent male students and 39.0 percent female students.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
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|Tuition and fees||$7,500 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||N/A|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data