American Public University System

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111 W Congress Street

Charles Town, WV 25414

Phone: (877) 468-6268
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American Public University System is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1991. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 45,772 and its setting is rural. Its tuition and fees are $8,000 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mission Statement

To provide quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation's 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.
* Serves its constituents' diverse personal and professional development needs.
* Expands access to affordable programs to under served learners.

Core Values

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.

Adaptive and Responsive: The University System anticipates and adapts to its changing environment and responds to the needs of the organization and its constituencies in manners both appropriate and timely.

Innovation: The University System seeks imaginative and effective solutions to its challenges and innovative ways to fulfill its mission.

Collaboration: The University System seeks and nurtures partnerships with its constituents and the communities it serves in creating effective learning environments for its learners.

General Information

School type proprietary, coed college
Year founded 1991
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar other
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to American Public University System, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at American Public University System is 23:1. The most popular majors at American Public University System include: Business Administration and Management, General; International/Global Studies; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Homeland Security; and Information Technology Project Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92.8 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 13%
International/Global Studies 13%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 11%
Homeland Security 8%
Information Technology Project Management 5%

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Student Life

American Public University System has a total undergraduate enrollment of 45,772, with a gender distribution of 61.6 percent male students and 38.4 percent female students.

Total enrollment 58,115
Student gender distribution
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

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Campus Info & Services

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $8,000 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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