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Political Science & Government at American Public University System

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Political Science & Government at American Public University System

What traits are you looking for in a political science school? To help you decide if American Public University System is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's political science program.

American Military University is located in Charles Town, West Virginia and approximately 46,420 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 66 political science majors received their bachelor's degree from American Military University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Political Science & Government section at the bottom of this page.

American Military University Political Science & Government Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science
  • Master’s Degree in Political Science

Online Classes Are Available at American Military University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

American Military University does offer online education options in political science for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

American Military University Political Science & Government Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks political science programs across the country. The following shows how American Military University performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the political science major at American Military University at 221 out of the 367 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. It is also ranked as the #1 school in West Virginia.

Ranking Type Rank
Highest Paid Political Science & Government Graduates 7
Best Online Political Science & Government Schools 11
Most Popular Online Political Science & Government Schools 15
Best Political Science & Government Colleges for Veterans 15
Best Political Science & Government Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 20
Most Popular Colleges for Political Science & Government 188

In 2019, 31 students received their master’s degree in political science from American Military University. This makes it the #10 most popular school for political science master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of American Military University Political Science Graduates

The median salary of political science students who receive their bachelor's degree at American Military University is $50,300. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 53% higher than the national average of $32,850 for all political science bachelor's degree recipients.

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Political Science Student Demographics at American Military University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political science majors at American Public University System.

American Military University Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

17% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 students earned a bachelor's degree in political science from American Military University. About 17% of these graduates were women and the other 83% were men.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Political Science & Government Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in political science at American Military University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a bachelor's in political science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Political Science & Government Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 42
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

American Military University Political Science & Government Master’s Program

35% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 65% of political science master's degrees went to men and 35% went to women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Political Science & Government Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a political science master's degree from American Military University, 71% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the political science master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 29% of degree recipients. That is 5% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a master's in political science.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Political Science & Government Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 22
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Political Science Grads May Go Into

A degree in political science can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WV, the home state for American Public University System.

Occupation Jobs in WV Average Salary in WV
Managers 1,880 $77,290
Political Science Professors 90 $54,150
Economics Professors 60 $90,800
Economists 50 $68,430

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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