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APUS Fast Facts

APUS student community

  • Active students: 83,686*
  • Average age: 32
  • Working adults: 88%
  • Referred by others: 48%

*Active student count does not include students in a doctoral program.

APUS conferral and alumni metrics

Transfer students

Average class size

    • Alumni all levels: 101,400+ graduates
    • Alumni all levels: 114,800+ conferred degrees and certificates
    • Percent of students returning for second degree: 30%
    • New undergraduates transferred credit: 75%
    • Average transfer credits applied for undergraduate students: 37 credits
    • Undergraduate: 20 students
    • Master’s and Graduate Certificate: 11 students

Students by school

  • Arts & Humanities: 21.92%
  • Business: 24.15%
  • Education: 2.21%
  • Health Sciences: 14.15%
  • STEM: 15.14%
  • Security & Global Studies: 22.43%

Students by degree level

  • Associate degree: 16.86%
  • Bachelor's degree: 58.41%
  • Master's degree: 15.68%
  • Certificate & other: 9.06%

Students by gender

  • Male: 61.33%
  • Female: 33.61%
  • Unknown: 5.07%

Students by race/ethnicity

  • Non resident alien: 1.01%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 14.68%
  • American Indian or Alaskan native: 0.59%
  • Asian: 2.48%
  • Black or African American: 15.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.99%
  • White/Caucasian: 52.47%
  • Multiple: 4.36%
  • Unknown: 7.74%

Students by military affiliation

  • Civilian: 17.59%
  • Active duty: 58.99%
  • Military status unknown: 0.02%
  • National Guard: 3.25%
  • Reservists: 3.27%
  • Military dependent: 0.43%
  • Military spouse: 3.11%
  • Veteran: 13.35%
  • Active-duty military, National Guard members, Reservists & Veterans: 82.41%

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: 26
  • Bachelor's degrees: 53
  • Undergraduate certificates: 55
  • Total undergraduates: 134
  • Master's degrees: 48
  • Graduate certificates: 53
  • Total master's degrees/graduate certificates: 101
  • Doctoral degrees: 2
  • Degrees & certificates – both undergraduate and graduate programs: 237

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)

Data current as of: June 30, 2020