Program Learning Outcomes

By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) can capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes.  Signature assignments are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO).  In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results for this program.




End of Program Survey

Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. An interactive dashboard is available, that can be filtered by program, showing all End of Program survey results.


Peregrine Programmatic Assessment

M.S. Healthcare Administration students at AMU and APU are required to participate in our Peregrine Programmatic initiative.  This involves completion of an inbound and outbound assessment focusing on topics specific to their program of study. Assessments are administered during required courses for the program.  This initiative enables us to evaluate and inform teaching and learning.  Below are results from 2022.


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Graduation and Employment Assessment

Since the start of the Master of Healthcare Administration program, American Public University System (APUS) has tracked both the graduation and subsequent employment status of its students. Over the past three years, there has been a significant increase in the number of students graduating from the Master of Healthcare Administration program. Forty percent of those graduates are currently employed or pursuing another graduate degree. The charts below show the number of graduates and their employment status.

Number of Graduates175564
Alumni SurveyEmployedPursuing Other Graduate DegreeNot EmployedUnknownTotal
Employment 2022-202324263264