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Academic Partnerships

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Empower Your Workforce to Its Full Potential

American Public University System (APUS) is leading the way in defining the future of education. Working together with industry partners, we offer quality, relevant degree and certificate programs and flexible learning pathways that serve the needs of adult learners. An educational partnership with APUS can help support your organizational goals to:

  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Manage talent development costs
  • Create a strong leadership and succession pipeline
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Boost workforce productivity
  • Contribute to organizational competitiveness

Quality Program Choice

APUS offers more than 200 academic programs through American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU). We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and also hold specialized accreditations in accounting, business, public health, nursing, and emergency and disaster management programs.

Online Flexibility

We built our online learning model specifically for working adults. Your workforce will study alongside other diverse, career-focused professionals located around the globe. Our flexible course schedule helps with time management, and our engaging online classroom and mobile app allow for anywhere, anytime studying.

Affordable

We offer affordable tuition and minimal fees with no surprises. In fact, our combined undergraduate tuition, fees, and materials are approximately 22% less than the average 4-year public university’s in-state total costs. We are 40% less when comparing graduate student tuition and fees. (According to The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges 2017-18, and National Center for Education Statistics 2015-2016.)

Undergraduate Book Grant

We provide ebooks at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit through our university's undergraduate book grant. This is estimated to save $1,250 per academic year* for full-time students, according to the *College Board Trends in Higher Education report.

Accelerated Learning Options

We have been serving adult learners for more than two decades, and understand their desire to make rapid progress in their careers and education. Our accelerated learning options help your employees maximize their dollars and minimize the time it takes to complete a career-related degree or certificate.

Additional Partnership Benefits

Data Reports

We provide your organization with metrics and reporting to help with your succession planning and to demonstrate the return on your workforce development investment.

Partner Webpages

Partner organizations receive dedicated webpages highlighting programs relevant to their industry and workforce. This makes it easy for employees to access information about the partnership such as relevant degree and certificate programs as well as detailed information on how to receive benefits.

Dedicated Client Services Manager

Your organization will be supported by a client services manager who will help you promote the academic partnership benefits to your workforce. You also receive reporting so leadership can track employee progression and performance.

Admissions Support for Students

You can feel confident referring your employees to APU or AMU. Our partnership admissions team will help them take full advantage of partnership benefits and guide them in making the best choices to meet their educational goals.

Simple Organization-Wide Invoicing

Eliminate paperwork by choosing the option of making a direct payment in one invoice for all students from your organization each semester.

We approached American Public University because their offerings are designed to be a flexible, affordable, and convenient educational option for full-time employees. Our relationship helps strengthen core business skills which are essential to the company’s continued success in the 21st century.

Barry Kriebel, President, Sun-Maid Growers of California