American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 186 respondents

School Highlights

Grad. Rate
Has Online
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP and CCNE
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 52,361 (42,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 94% part-time, 6% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

University is incredibly flexible and affordable.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

This university easy great. Very convenient. Good education
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

College was such an incredible opportunity to expand my horizons, not only in my chosen field but in several others. I found new authors I loved that I would have never read before. It taught me to think critically about problems and issues, to try to look at all sides of an argument.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Completely online, which has pros and cons.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

A good online college to apply that will help you to achieve your academic goals if you work hard in your studies.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2012

Great college to go to. Good price and the classes are very informative and the instructors are very good at what they do. I quite enjoyed the variety of classes that were available to me in the program and I feel that they helped me prepare for the real world.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018

I chose American Military University for several reasons. AMU's online format with monthly start dates fits the demands of my busy schedule and multiple priorities. In addition, because I can complete the work at any time, rather than having to sit down in front of a desk (or in front of a computer) at a certain time each week, I am able to maximize my time and efforts. It is also great training for the global busines world in which we operate. Many times teams are remote and/or in countries around the world. Using technology to schedule team meetings, organize group projects and otherwise accomplish business goals is an essential process with which to be familiar. The online format at AMU prepares me for this. The adminstrative team is responsive on email and by phone. The admission process is fairly hassle free, which is important to me. Because a GMAT is not required for admission, this was a big advantage for me since I have learning challenges that manifests during the test taking process. I was also attracted to the program because I knew that AMU is one of the biggest providers of education to military and veterans in the world. It was essential that I would be working with students who are driven, hard working,responsive, focused on the mission, have a sense of service, are self disciplined and have team spirit. I knew that my fellow veterans and military people would have these traits. The quality of instruction, topics covered, and flexibility are exactly what I was looking for in a higher education. As a fourth generation military veteran, I am proud to be attending AMU and would encourage others to do the same.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

The thought of entering s classroom again didn't appeal to me. After watching my mother get her degree from AMU, I decided to check it out. I received my Bachelor's degree and am continuing my Masters's degree through them. Classes are easy during undergraduate general education classes but as I progressed through the programs they were increasingly difficult. I would not plan on coasting by as with online courses, you will get out what you put in. Students come from all over; I've had military students, military spouses, civilians from all sorts of different career fields and the causal students. Professors have ranged from tenured PhDs to Professionals with real life experiences teaching (one International Relations professor worked for the State Department rebuilding the Iraqi Government). Overall, I am pleased with the development and skills I have learned and cannot wait to continue my education through AMU.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Network Security
Graduation Year: 2013

American Public University has many degree programs from which to choose. I chose the Information Assurance & Security Master of Science degree, and achieved a 3.5 overall GPA. The main thing that really works, is they use real world examples as background to doing your own research. Research is the key to any advanced degree, the journey to becoming a lifelong learner begins here, by teaching how to research, and how to properly format and design your findings so that others can learn from what you did. If your time and money doesn't produce a defined result someone can learn from, then why bother starting this journey? Lead by example, learn then produce, so others can follow in your footsteps, whereby the chain just keeps growing behind you. What better legacy to leave behind for your family than to show them how others are inspired by you, simply by learning and reporting in an academic scholarly fashion. American Public University trains you to do just that.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

American Public University is an outstanding school. This University is perfect for military members for several reasons. Since it is a military friendly school, the staff understands that the Mission comes first. Several times throughout my time at APU, I had to leave for weeks at a time with just days notice. My professors gave me extensions or allowed me to work ahead so I would not fall behind in class. This school also offers 8 week and 16 week sessions, so you can learn at your own pace.
0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.