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American Public University System Overview

Located in Charles Town, West Virginia, American Public University System is a private for-profit institution. The location of American Military University is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is American Public University System Known For?

2,914 Full-Time Undergraduates
$9,718 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at American Military University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 19% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from American Military University with a bachelor's degree make about $62,400 a year. That's 53% more than those who graduate from other schools.

American Public University System Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, American Military University is ranked #1,262 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. American Military University also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in West Virginia ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that American Military University has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for American Military University

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 84
Best Colleges for Veterans 390
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 668
Best Colleges 1,262

Where Is American Public University System?

Location of American Public University System

Contact details for American Military University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 W Congress St, Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone: 877-468-6268
Website: www.apus.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanPublicU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmericanPublicU

How Do I Get Into American Military University?

You can apply to American Military University online at: www.apu.apus.edu/admissions/application-process/

As long as you submit the requested materials to American Public University System when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford American Public University System?

69% Take Out Loans
18.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of American Military University is $9,718. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At American Military University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,399 a year. That adds up to $41,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at American Military University is 18.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

American Public University System Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,914 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 37,910 undergraduate students at American Military University, with 2,914 being full-time and 34,996 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  American Military University

There are also 8,510 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,914 full-time undergraduates at American Military University, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  American Military University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of American Public University System students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of American Military University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 52
Black or African American 451
Hispanic or Latino 274
White 1,748
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 362

Geographic Diversity

West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at American Public University System. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at American Public University System

46,088 Took All Classes Online
46,088 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 46 bachelor’s degree and 32 master’s degree programs available online at American Military University. In 2017-2018, 46,088 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at American Military University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of American Military University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at American Public University System was -5.3%. This is the #194 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at American Military University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at American Military University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Real Estate #1
Telecommunications Management #1
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences #1
Military Systems & Maintenance Technology #1
Mechanical Engineering Technology #2
Cultural Studies & Analysis #2
Applied Mathematics #2
Data Entry #2
Environmental Control Technology #2
Other Health Professions #3
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #3
International Studies #3
Natural Sciences #3
Data Processing #3
Electrical Engineering #4
Public Policy #5
Air Transportation #5
International Relations & National Security #5
Transportation & Materials Moving #5
Philosophy #8
Mathematics & Statistics #9
Religious Studies #9
General Sales & Marketing #9
Sociology #11
Engineering #11
General English Literature #11
Student Counseling #12
Political Science & Government #12
Fire Protection #13
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #13
Hospitality Management #14
Engineering Technologies #14
History #14
Philosophy & Religious Studies #14
History #14
English Language & Literature #15
Natural Resources Conservation #16
Computer Programming #16
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #16
Human Development & Family Studies #17
Entrepreneurial Studies #18
Computer Software & Applications #18
Health & Physical Education #18
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #19
Natural Resources & Conservation #20
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #20
General Education #24
Homeland Security #26
Legal Support Services #28
Public Health #30
Instructional Media Design #31
Communication & Media Studies #31
Legal Professions #38
Communication & Journalism #40
Public Administration #46
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #47
Liberal Arts General Studies #49
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #49
General Business/Commerce #49
General Psychology #53
Marketing #57
Nursing #57
Computer Information Systems #59
Social Sciences #60
Educational Administration #62
Psychology #62
Information Technology #66
Public Administration & Social Service #68
Human Resource Management #75
Accounting #81
Computer & Information Sciences #84
Criminal Justice & Corrections #87
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #91
Education #92
Health & Medical Administrative Services #95
Business Administration & Management #122
Health Professions #128
Business, Management & Marketing #132

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

American Public University System Majors

In 2017-2018, American Public University System awarded 16,714 undergraduate degrees and 5,362 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 51 62 29 0
Applied Mathematics 0 14 0 0
Business Administration & Management 111 1,388 778 0
Communication & Media Studies 27 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 184 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 12 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 98 612 135 0
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 26 0 0
Data Processing 61 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 10 0
Electrical Engineering 0 10 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 28 18 0
Fire Protection 36 46 0 0
General Business/Commerce 135 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 55 0
General English Literature 0 76 0 0
General Psychology 0 269 84 0
General Sales & Marketing 6 16 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 7 2 0
Health & Physical Education 0 421 150 0
History 27 109 217 0
Homeland Security 48 534 263 0
Hospitality Management 10 57 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 87 145 0 0
Information Technology 17 422 156 0
International Relations & National Security 0 100 85 0
International Studies 0 359 264 0
Legal Support Services 36 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,271 92 30 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 2 12 0
Marketing 0 41 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 35 47 0
Military Systems & Maintenance Technology 14 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 269 109 0
Natural Sciences 0 8 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 81 34 0
Nursing 0 84 17 0
Other Health Professions 358 1 0 0
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences 4 53 0 0
Philosophy 0 20 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 66 31 0
Public Administration 0 0 79 0
Public Health 48 112 47 0
Public Policy 0 0 9 0
Real Estate 27 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 36 0 0
Sociology 0 88 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 20 0
Total 4,968 11,746 5,362 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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