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APUS Fast Facts

APUS student community

  • Active students: 81,360
  • Average age: 33
  • Working adults: 87%
  • Referred by others: 51%

APUS conferral and alumni metrics

  • Alumni associates, bachelors & masters degrees: 96,000+ conferred degrees
  • Alumni all levels: 86,000+ graduates
  • Percent of students returning for second degree: 32%

Transfer students

  • Undergraduates with transfer credit: 1%
  • Average transfer credits applied for undergraduate students: 36 credits

Average class size

  • Undergraduate: 18 students
  • Graduate: 9 students

Students by school

  • Arts & Humanities: 22.08%
  • Business: 23.74%
  • Education: 2.49%
  • Health Sciences: 11.86%
  • STEM: 15.46%
  • Security & Global Studies: 24.38%

Students by degree level

  • Undergraduate: 83.28%
  • Graduate: 16.72%
  • Associate degree: 16.39%
  • Bachelor's degree: 59.09%
  • Master's degree: 15.43%
  • Certificate & other: 9.09%

Students by gender

  • Male: 60.68%
  • Female: 33.61%
  • Unknown: 5.70%

Students by race/ethnicity

  • Non resident alien: 0.93%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.05%
  • American Indian or Alaskan native: 0.56%
  • Asian: 2.30%
  • Black or African American: 16.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.93%
  • White/Caucasian: 54.09%
  • Multiple: 4.19%
  • Unknown: 7.71%

Students by military affiliation

  • Civilian: 20.51%
  • Active duty: 55.18%
  • Military status unknown: 0.03%
  • National guard: 3.16%
  • Reserve: 3.24%
  • Military dependant: 0.41%
  • Military spouse: 3.20%
  • Veteran: 14.28%
  • Active-duty military, guard, reserve & veterans: 61.60%

Faculty and staff information

  • Global faculty: 1920
  • Full-time faculty: 369
  • Part-time faculty: 1551
  • Faculty members reside in local area: 319
  • Staff members reside in local are: 815
  • Full-time faculty with terminal degree in their field: 54%
  • Average tenure: 6.11 years
  • Military-affiliated staff/faculty: 400+
  • Faculty awards/distinctions: 262
  • Faculty patents awarded: 4
  • Faculty publications: 507
  • Faculty research grants: 4 Internal APUS Research Grants ($40,000) ; 13 External Grants completed in 2017 ($5,495,000) / 21 in progress in 2017 expected to complete in coming year(s) ($3,131,061)

Degree & certificate programs offered

  • Associate degree: 25
  • Bachelor's degree: 50
  • Undergraduate certificates: 54
  • Total undergraduate: 129
  • Master's degree: 43
  • Graduate certificates: 50
  • Total graduate: 93
  • Doctorate: 2
  • Degrees & certificates – both undergraduate and graduate programs: 104

Tuition per credit hour

  • Undergraduate: $270
  • Graduate: $350

University specialized accreditation

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)

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Data current as of: March, 2019