American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 175 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 48,623 (39,662 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 96% part-time, 4% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
Source: NCES

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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.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

This school is my only experience with a grad program. I cannot imagine any other program being any more intensive. The instructors are amazing, the workload strenuous and the education that I'm receiving seems amazing. It remains to be seen if I'll be able to get a job with this degree.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013

I was an online student only. The 8-week courses and the fact you could start at the beginning of each month made this a very good program. The online classroom environment was a little hard to get used to. The interaction with the other students and instructors was top-notch. There are some very experienced, knowledgeable people taking the online courses at APUS. I learned a great deal from classmates who were active duty military members, many stationed around the world. Another positive aspect of APUS is the cost. Although it went up some during the two years I "attended," it was still very affordable.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Very excited to be apart of the graduate program. I am currently employed with Wal-Mart and am looking for a change. The pros are great teachers and online curriculum and really haven't come across any cons yet.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014

I really like this school. It's affordable and because I am a working professional, the 8 week classes are perfect for me. I will be able to complete my degree at a much faster pace. I have had four classess so far and have not found anything that I do not like.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: - Instructors reply to student as quickly as possible when e-mailed. Cons: - Different deadlines for initial forum is short.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

It's great to be able to work when and where you have time, especially as a working parent! It is tough to get parts of the online library to work, though -- frequently a time-consuming sticking point.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The courses through the APUS are very thorough and complete. The counselors were on top of making sure everything was complete and my questions answered in a timely manner. I like it so well that my husband will be starting his masters through the same school in the fall.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty was great; due to professors working in the field. The courses were challenging and the school has an ACBSP business school accreditation. I truly cannot say anything negative about the school as I have received my BA and MBA through the institution. The school is also military friendly and has agreements with various branches of the services and the DOD Acquisition Community.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2012

APUS is an online school and as such questions regarding transportation, surrounding area, social life, campus safety, and affordability of living were not answered. This influenced the score which if "not applicable" were an option APUS would rate 9 stars. The quality of education I received was excellent and has made the PhD coursework manageable. The quality of faculty is also excellent and I remain in contact with several professors after graduation. Great school.
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