American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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(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

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2016

As an active duty military member, being able to pursue my Master's degree in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership couples with my duties of mentoring as a leader. I am fortunate to be part of this defense organization that really cares for its members. American Military University (more widely known as American Public University System) has really guided my studies and enabled me to view the different aspects to leadership while fundamentally enabling me to reevaluate my own leadership characteristics. I am extremely glad to be a part of this educational institution and look forward to continual studies! -Jared Nieves
4.13 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2018

This grad school allows you to get out of it what you put into it. Each class's difficulty is dependent on the teacher of the course, which is a positive and a negative thing. The class times are very reasonable and the workload is manageable. I am about halfway through the program and have not have an incredibly negative experience yet. There are some teachers that I wish interacted with more of the forum posts or aligned the posts to reflect a discussion rather than a mini paper, but you will have that difficulty with all online programs. Financially with TA the classes are manageable except for some of the books that need to be purchased.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

AMU provides flexibility, affordability, and quality education.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

American Public combines the ease of online learning with Industry professionals, excellent educators and amazing customer service to provide the best online learning experience! My time at APU has afforded me the opportunity to network with amazing people while learning from great professors.
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The program has to improve their health department.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

This school is very military friendly. They also have a great staff that is always willing to help and guide you in the right direction. They are not pushing for anyone particular program. This school is also very easy to enroll into without having to jump through a thousand hoops.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

There aren't too many cons of the graduate program at APUS. The only two that I can think of are that the name is not widely recognized in the general public yet, and the curriculum is not as intensive as it would be in some of the more recognized graduate programs. The pros are extensive: very affordable, the staff is excellent with communication and flexible with work or military issues, everything is online, the website is easy to navigate and well structured and the workload is manageable for military or working individuals.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

An on-line environment is convenient and makes it possible for me to get my degree. A few of the instructors were not as engaged as I would have expected.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2017

Must cheaper than University of Phoenix where I received my undergrad degree but their system isn't nearly as user friendly to use.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I am very grateful to be continuing my education pursuing a graduate degree in School Counseling. The Pros of the graduate program is that you are mastering something that you truly love to do. So you are very excited that your dream is coming true. You learn about your dream and work harder at becoming the best at it. The Cons about my graduate degree is doing a unpaid internship. Being a single parent and not able to work for close to a half of a year is fearful, you have to plan and have faith that you can pursue your dream and also maintain your household.
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