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APUS Fast Facts

APUS student community

  • Active students: 80,959
  • Average age: 32
  • Working adults: 87%
  • Referred by others: 49%

APUS conferral and alumni metrics

  • Alumni all levels: 96,500+ graduates
  • Alumni all levels: 108,600+ conferred degrees and certificates
  • Percent of students returning for second degree: 30%

Transfer students

  • New undergraduates transferred credit: 81%
  • Average transfer credits applied for undergraduate students: 37 credits

Average class size

  • Undergraduate: 19 students
  • Master’s and Graduate Certificate: 8 students

Students by school

  • Arts & Humanities: 21.88%
  • Business: 24.00%
  • Education: 2.32%
  • Health Sciences: 13.77%
  • STEM: 15.33%
  • Security & Global Studies: 22.70%

Students by degree level

  • Associate degree: 16.88%
  • Bachelor's degree: 59.24%
  • Master's degree: 14.78%
  • Certificate & other: 9.10%

Students by gender

  • Male: 60.90%
  • Female: 33.91%
  • Unknown: 5.19%

Students by race/ethnicity

  • Non resident alien: 0.97%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 14.03%
  • American Indian or Alaskan native: 0.58%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Black or African American: 16.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.95%
  • White/Caucasian: 52.88%
  • Multiple: 4.31%
  • Unknown: 7.71%

Students by military affiliation

  • Civilian: 19.09%
  • Active duty: 56.94%
  • Military status unknown: 0.02%
  • National Guard: 3.20%
  • Reservists: 3.24%
  • Military dependent: 0.44%
  • Military spouse: 3.17%
  • Veteran: 13.90%
  • Active-duty military, National Guard members, Reservists & Veterans: 80.91%

Faculty and staff information

  • Faculty: 1,786
  • Full-time faculty: 341
  • Part-time faculty: 1,445
  • 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: 23
  • Bachelor's degrees: 51
  • Undergraduate certificates: 55
  • Total undergraduates: 129
  • Master's degrees: 46
  • Graduate certificates: 52
  • Total master's degrees/graduate certificates: 98
  • Doctoral degrees: 2
  • Degrees & certificates – both undergraduate and graduate programs: 229

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 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: December 31, 2019