American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 186 respondents

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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

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

A very good online program, one of the best in comparison to other other online programs. Lacks some of the competitiveness of a traditional brick and mortar school , but the Professors all have diverse backgrounds, with many coming from the military and academy backgrounds.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

This an online only university. The staff is fantastic, especially in the graduate system. This is my second masters through APUS and the supporting administration have been exceptionally helpful through the entire process. The pros\cons are heavily in the online system and your personal discipline. I enjoyed the freedom to do classes when they I had available time and had no issues with the workload or assignments in genera. I could see how some people might be better suited for a situation that had a slightly more rigid structure.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Very satisfied with my studies here. The school makes continuing your education as easy as possible. Coordinator of licensure checks in to make sure you are on track for graduation!
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009

This degree program---American Military University, which functions through American Public University System---worked for me because I was able to work as active duty military (US Air Force) and get my degree online with other active duty personnel. My classmates were all extremely educated, because they were all active duty, doing hands-on work with the subjects we addressed in class; for example, in my Central Asia class, I had a Tech Sergeant actually stationed in Kyrgyzstan, who I was able to meet face-to-face on my way out of Afghanistan. This degree program allowed me to complete my Masters while on a remote tour to Greenland; in transition between Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to Peterson AFB in Colorado; on deployment to Afghanistan, as well as the month I spent in Kyrgyzstan while we waited for the airlines to bid on a contract to fly us home. The down side to an online degree is, of course, not really getting into debates with other students, which is so very central to any political science degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

APUS's American Military University offers me the versatility and flexibility I need to complete my program. The program is entirely online and the materials are affordable (and often provided in electronic form free of charge). All my professors have been professionals in my field of study with expertise I can drawn from. If I had one complaint it's that the online learning system goes through a lot of evolution, making it a little bit unpredictable sometimes. Love AMU!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Pros: Enlightening and Challenging Cons: No Phd program and alumni network is difficult to navigate
4.13 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The American Public University online MBA program provides a strong academic core. This was my first time taking online classes and I found the professor to be accessible and honest. The class challenged my critical thinking skills and grew my portfolio of written pieces. One of the only disadvantages with the lack of direct interaction with other students. Other than our weekly forum posts, it felt a little isolating.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The online Degree program works great ofr my lifestyle and location. As a returning student that needs a flexable schedule, the online education works best.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

I would say that this school need to improve their financial aid website and online chat. I have chatted with them several times and got now where.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I am enrolled in all online courses while searching for a job on the civilian side. It fits with my schedule, and the staff members are incredibly helpful. The courses are extremely affordable, and the school is quite military friendly.
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