American Public University System Graduate Program Reviews

67% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 177 respondents

School Highlights

Grad. Rate
Has Online
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA 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

4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

Highly competitive, affordable, accredited education
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Able to interact with students and teachers from all walks of life. Student advisors are always eager to help as are the librarians. I now have many life-long friends. Am not sorry that I went through this University. My research for papers has led me down many paths and has significantly added to my life and my knowledge base. Benefits of online learning are many. Transportation and lodging are not issues, I can work, take care of my family, and work on my studies. APUS has social groups and honor societies; also tutoring is available. Majority of Professors are deserving of praise as with brick and mortar.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: - Professors are all very passionate and knowledgeable in their areas of specialty - Courses are very well structured and applicable with hands on classes first quarter - Lots of resources to aid in success – free tutoring program for students by students was particularly helpful - Campus is beautiful and the state of the art anatomy lab is an amazing opportunity and an experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life Cons: - Tuition itself is extremely expensive and intimidating – as with most doctorate level programs
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

APUS offers exceptional opportunities to non-traditional students with a dedicated focus on unique programs curated by experts in the field. The school concentrates on current issues and employs technology effectively, however since the school is entirely online, APUS often attracts mediocre students which detracts from the quality of the education and competitiveness of the programs. Finally, the workload for graduate-level studies is insufficient considering that students must utilize self-study methods and assignments to overcome the lack of in-class participation and discussions.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Affordable Quality Education Accessible Military Friendly Cons: Online no Brick and Mortar within location
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

This program is ideal for working professionals as it allows you to complete assignments on your time. No need to plan to get to class. A diverse group of students from all over the country leads to interesting forum discussions.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

APU/AMU is great!! Because I am in the military I travel a lot so taking an online class is a bonus.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

I love being able to complete everything online! It makes it very easy to balance work and school.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015

It is very nice to be able to compete my degree online in my own time.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The biggest cons I've noticed in my graduate program are that because most of it is online I sometimes feel lacking in the social connections that can be made through face to face interactions. However, I've made some great friends and networking connections so far. I also love the fact that I can work at my own pace, which means I do my coursework late at night after work. I love this program! It is challenging but not too hard, virtual but gets me out into my community, and thoughtful.
67% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.