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APUS Fast Facts

APUS student community

  • Active students: 81,229
  • Average age: 32
  • Working adults: 87%
  • Referred by others: 50%

APUS conferral and alumni metrics

  • Alumni all levels: 88,800+ graduates
  • Alumni all levels: 99,300+ conferred degrees and certificates
  • Percent of students returning for second degree: 24%

Transfer students

  • Undergraduates with transfer credit: 72%
  • Average transfer credits applied for undergraduate students: 37 credits

Average class size

  • Undergraduate: 20 students
  • Graduate: 10 students

Students by school

  • Arts & Humanities: 21.93%
  • Business: 24.00%
  • Education: 2.33%
  • Health Sciences: 12.56%
  • STEM: 15.59%
  • Security & Global Studies: 23.59%

Students by degree level

  • Undergraduate: 83.26%
  • Graduate: 16.74%
  • Associate degree: 16.43%
  • Bachelor's degree: 59.10%
  • Master's degree: 15.43%
  • Certificate & other: 9.04%

Students by gender

  • Male: 60.84%
  • Female: 33.63%
  • Unknown: 5.53%

Students by race/ethnicity

  • Non resident alien: 0.96%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.27%
  • American Indian or Alaskan native: 0.56%
  • Asian: 2.33%
  • Black or African American: 16.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.93%
  • White/Caucasian: 53.95%
  • Multiple: 4.23%
  • Unknown: 7.70%

Students by military affiliation

  • Civilian: 20.05%
  • Active duty: 55.49%
  • Military status unknown: 0.03%
  • National guard: 3.20%
  • Reserve: 3.27%
  • Military dependent: 0.42%
  • Military spouse: 3.19%
  • Veteran: 14.35%
  • Active-duty military, guard, reserve & veterans: 61.99%

Faculty and staff information

  • Faculty: 1,786
  • Full-time faculty: 341
  • Part-time faculty: 1445
  • Faculty members reside in local area: 253
  • Staff members reside in local area: 727
  • Full-time faculty with terminal degree in their field: 64%
  • Average tenure: 6.7 years
  • Faculty awards/distinctions: 203
  • Faculty patents awarded: 3
  • Faculty publications: 409
  • Faculty research grants: 22 Internal APUS Research Grants (no dollar amount given); 7 External Grants completed in 2018 ($31,700)/7 in progress in 2018 ($910,980)

Degree & certificate programs offered

  • Associate degrees: 25
  • Bachelor's degrees: 50
  • Undergraduate certificates: 54
  • Total undergraduates: 129
  • Master's degrees: 43
  • Graduate certificates: 50
  • Total graduates: 93
  • Doctoral degrees: 2
  • Degrees & certificates – both undergraduate and graduate programs: 224

Tuition per credit hour

  • Undergraduate: $270
  • Graduate*: $350 *Does not apply to doctoral programs

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 31, 2019