American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 183 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

It is online university; therefore, rating for some of the given options cannot be rated. I love this school I have transferred from 3 different online universities and this one fits my lifestyle.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

APUS Is an excellent school it is all online! So the best part is you can sit and chill in your pj's on the couch doing homework while you are intensly studdying. APUS is not an easy school, I have seen quite a few students drop out, but if you are looking for a degree you can be proud of choose this school I still have two years left but my classes couldn't be going any better :) Congrats with your degrees!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

I have been a student at APUS since 2008 when I first began working toward my Bachelor's in English Literature. Their program was simulatenously challenging, interesting, and affordable, which is why I continued with them in my Master's program. While they do not have an English Literature Master's program, their Humanities program has offered me everything I could have hoped for in my pursuit of graduate education. I recommend them to anyone looking for an online education.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

My degree is an online program so I'm missing a lot of the interaction and discussion that would come with a normal classroom. In turn, I can do my classwork any where and on my own timeline.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

Great Graduate Program. Competitive. Complete. You do have to work for your grades.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

I felt that the program overall was good, but I didn't feel a great sense of accomplishment when I completed my program. I didn't feel like I had worked towards a masters degree and hadn't done enough work to earn it. However, I did learn a lot from the classes and have already started applying the materials to my job.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros are that it is easy to access, especially electing to do everything online. The classes are varied and helpful, beneficial to my career plans. The faculty is normally quick to respond to questions and offer help. Cost is also fairly low, which helps with the appeal of the program. Cons of the program is that I often feel that not everybody is on the same page. The weekly instructions do not always match the syllabus instructions to include due dates and specific information about projects. There are a lot of papers to write for this program, which may be appealing or totally not depending on the student. So far, I have not had any classes with tests, but expect many papers and a lot of research.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Online education allows me to work on my MPA while still working a more than full-time schedule, taking care of my family and community. Technology hiccups sometimes are frustrating in the school's library, though.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Excellent to be able to work on degree program at night after work and getting the kids to bed! Tough sometimes, especially if internet problems (aka, bad weather). Work around is to download or print what is needed before beginning to write.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2013

I feel that the graduate program at American Public University is great for people who cannot afford nor have the time for regular graduate school. You are receiving a rigorous graduate program that works with the hectic schedules of full-time workers.
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