American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 184 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

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3.08 out of 5.0
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
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.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

Well designed and flexible online program; challenging graduate courses that I feel are at par with what I would be experience in a traditional setting.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2013

The areas in which I did not grade do not apply to on line classes; even though, I would still recommend APUS to other individuals who do not have time for a traditional college or university. Thank you!
4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012

I was very pleased with the level of current and relevant knowledge that the faculty displayed during class discussions. Their depth of knowledge and experience, as well as numerous certifications, in both government and civilian security sectors, allowed for a more thorough understanding of numerous case studies; their ability to tie the often dry reading to current issues in security management as well as ethical issues in the use of security tech was more than I had expected.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school. Wish they had scholarships though.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

This online degree has its pros and cons. On the plus side, the price is right, and the professors gave me the freedom to work on the subjects of greatest interest/relevance to me. Some of the professors were very much involved in the field at the same time they were teaching the class, as well. Cons, for me, included some of the work being too easy, some of the lower class level profs being ill informed on the subject matter, and a general lack of ability to really connect with professors due to the nature of online learning. It's also difficult to get valuable recommendations from an online institution unless you're really extraordinary. Overall, though, the ease of scheduling classes, the cost of classes, and the incredible convenience of working on a degree from an accredited institution exclusively from home make this an easy choice. And of course, another plus was that the university had the environmental courses I wanted/needed.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

American Public University System makes it possible for anyone to achieve your dreams! School is not out of reach if you attend here. With easy access to all study material, message boards, and teachers, learning is only a step away! Being an online program you do miss out of group projects and having a group setting of everyone meeting up and brainstorming, but as adults in the workforce that is hard to achieve anyway. I would love to see video lectures from teachers instead of just message boards.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

My last professor had her PhD from UC Berkeley. She was amazing and taught us so much with all the support we could want as well. When I found this affordable graduate online program I thought it would not be scholarly enough. Each of our profs has had a PhD from a great university and basically if you want a quality scholarly experience, you can get it here.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

American Public University offers the kind of program flexible enough for anyone to complete their degree while continuing to work and uphold family responsibilities.
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