American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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(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

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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.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

A pro is that the school has a rolling admissions process unlike a brick and mortar school that only starts each September. Con, sometimes having to wait for a reply on a question because it is online to where a brick and mortar school, your question is directly answered with your instructor in front of you.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The school was just right for me because I was looking specifically for a school that I could do online only and everything that school has is entirely online. I completed my bachelor's degree entirely online and now am working on my master's program. The other reason I specifically chose this school is because they offer unique majors like the Intelligence Analysis program that I am currently taking courses in. This will prepare me to be a Intelligence Analyst for the FBI, CIA, DoD, or any of the other intelligence agencies. I could not find this program entirely online at any other school. Also, the school is primarily composed of military veterans.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

Some of these points are, pointless, in that APUS is an online school only. I have attended the school for both an undergraduate degree in Military History, and am now completing and MA in the same. The instructors are fantastic, school support staff are easy to get to and provide excellent assistance. If you are self-motivated and can write (a must in an online class) then APUS is worth looking at for your academic needs.
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