American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

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

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  • 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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4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Currently I am enrolled in the MBA program at American Public University. Compared to other online universities, the cost of tuition is significantly lower and the education is great. My only con about the program is that so far it seems like every class is done in the same format – main weekly discussion due midweek, assignment and discussion replies due by the end of the week.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

It is an online program which is convenient and affordable. Contrariwise, one does not have the one-on-one interaction with the professor. More work is actually given online than attending class on campus.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall, I have been pleased; I attended this school for my MA as well (history). The online library is sufficient and I've never had a problem with instructors responding to me in a timely fashion. The only cons I have are in regard to the administration; I had a difficult time getting in touch with everyone who needed to sign me off for graduation for my MA, and it can also take several days for certain administration offices to respond to emails. However, the education I received there was great.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Wish military tuition assistance paid for entire graduate courses like it would for undergraduate courses at APUS. The course work is challenging and all the professors I have are extremely involved in the online forums and give great feed back. Even though I wish the cost of a class was a little lower, it is still a great cost for a graduate degree. Hard to beat the prices elsewhere.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

I had a wonderful experience at APU and that is why I am returning to earn my second Masters. The 8 week courses are perfect for someone like me who works full time and am a full time mother. I can finish classes quickly and in my spare time. I was challenged and feel I graduated with sufficient knowledge to lead a career in my chosen path.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

APUS works well with individuals that are working full time and going to school. They have a fantastic program that assists veterans in achieving their academic goals. On the downside, I would like to see doctorate programs in their science departments.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The instructors were top-quality and interactive with the classes. The work load was occasionally a little heavy considering that many of the students were working full-time, but the professors were accommodating and understanding for the most part. The classes were pertinent to the real world and helped to prepare me for real world situations.
4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is a lot of work, but it teaches you a lot. I have learned a great deal in a short amount of time. I am a Humanities major.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2016

I like the online courses available at AMU. A challenge for online classes is there is less connection with the professor
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a great graduate program for those who are working full-time and military members who are constantly moving. The online capacity is very flexible, although there is a considerable amount of homework. All the professors are friendly and available, but you must be able to work independently with minimal help. Courses are quality and the cost of a graduate degree with APUS is lower than most comparable Universities. A negative is there is little to no career support and there are no opportunities for internships. Overall I would recommend this program for any working professional that has a desire to complete a higher degree.
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