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APUS Fast Facts

APUS student community

  • Active students: 82,819
  • Average age: 32
  • Working adults: 87%
  • Referred by others: 50%

APUS conferral and alumni metrics

  • Alumni all levels: 98,100+ graduates
  • Alumni all levels: 110,700+ conferred degrees and certificates
  • Percent of students returning for second degree: 27%

Transfer students

  • New undergraduates transferred credit: 72%
  • Average transfer credits applied for undergraduate students: 38 credits

Average class size

  • Undergraduate: 19 students
  • Master’s and Graduate Certificate: 10 students

Students by school

  • Arts & Humanities: 21.99%
  • Business: 24.10%
  • Education: 2.26%
  • Health Sciences: 13.91%
  • STEM: 15.24%
  • Security & Global Studies: 22.50%

Students by degree level

  • Associate degree: 16.90%
  • Bachelor's degree: 58.96%
  • Master's degree: 15.15%
  • Certificate & other: 8.98%

Students by gender

  • Male: 61.16%
  • Female: 33.69%
  • Unknown: 5.15%

Students by race/ethnicity

  • Non resident alien: 0.98%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 14.26%
  • American Indian or Alaskan native: 0.59%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Black or African American: 16.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.96%
  • White/Caucasian: 52.69%
  • Multiple: 4.34%
  • Unknown: 7.77%

Students by military affiliation

  • Civilian: 18.14%
  • Active duty: 57.79%
  • Military status unknown: 0.02%
  • National Guard: 3.28%
  • Reservists: 3.24%
  • Military dependent: 0.45%
  • Military spouse: 3.16%
  • Veteran: 13.91%
  • Active-duty military, National Guard members, Reservists & Veterans: 81.86%

Faculty and staff information

  • Faculty: 1,780
  • Full-time faculty: 344
  • Part-time faculty: 1,436
  • Faculty members reside in local area: 254
  • Staff members reside in local area: 491
  • Full-time faculty with terminal degree in their field: 67%
  • Average tenure: 7.3 years
  • Faculty awards/distinctions: 53
  • Faculty patents awarded: 0
  • Faculty publications: 292
  • Faculty research grants: 0 Internal APUS Research Grants (no dollar amount given); 1 External Grant completed in 2019 /28 in progress ($18,000)

Degree & certificate programs offered

  • Associate degrees: 23
  • Bachelor's degrees: 52
  • Undergraduate certificates: 55
  • Total undergraduates: 130
  • Master's degrees: 47
  • Graduate certificates: 53
  • Total master's degrees/graduate certificates: 100
  • Doctoral degrees: 2
  • Degrees & certificates – both undergraduate and graduate programs: 232

Tuition per credit hour

  • Undergraduate: $285
  • Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate: $370

University specialized accreditation

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • 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, 2020