American Public University

The American Public University is the online learning institution of the American Public University System and is based in Charles, Town, West Virginia. It offers a variety of flexible online associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. New classes start monthly so students can enroll at anytime of the year. Courses and programs are offered on a part-time (16-week) or full-time (eight-week) schedule.

The American Public University (APU) is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Its School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and its Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

There are more than 90 degree programs, and more than 180 certification programs, available through American Public University.

Online Degrees at American Public University
American Public University offers more than 190 online degrees and online certificates. According to the Sloan Consortium, APU has some of the best practices in online education and is considered one of the best sources for students who need a highly flexible education.

Online degrees are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in various fields of study and disciplines including arts and humanities, business, education, management, public service, health, science and technology, and security and global studies.

American Public University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) . Its business program has additional accreditation status through ACBSP - the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the American Public University System is also accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Additional school affiliations exist with the American Sport Education Program, NSA's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation, Society for Human Resource Management, and The National Council on Family Relations.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (877) 468-6268
Address: 111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
Institution Type: Private 4-year
Size: Large ( 45,000 undergraduate, 13,000 graduate )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $6,400
Out-of-State Tuition $6,400
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-faculty ratio: 23 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees CERT AA/AS BS/BA MA/MS
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental Sciences
Arts and Humanities
English Language and Literature
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Other History
Religion/Religious Studies
Business Administration and Management
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Marketing/Marketing Management
Other Human Resources Management and Services
Real Estate
Transportation/Transportation Management
Communication and Media
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Early Childhood Education
General Education
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Family and Consumer Science Occupations
Early Childhood Education
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Fitness, Recreation and Leisure
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Healthcare and Medical Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Legal Professions
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies
Military Science
Military Technologies
Security and Protective Service Occupations
Corrections Administration
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Other Corrections and Criminal Justice
Other Fire Protection
Securities Services Administration/Management
Social Sciences
African Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
European Studies/Civilization
International Relations and Affairs
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government
Social Work
Public Administration
Technical Occupations
Hazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician
Hazardous Materials Management and WasteTechnology/Technician
Computers and Technology
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
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