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Located in Charles Town, West Virginia, American Public University System is a private for-profit institution. Charles Town is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

2,681 Master's Degrees

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American Public University System Rankings

Out of the 12 colleges in West Virginia, American Military University is ranked at #1.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

American Military University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#24 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at American Military University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Natural Resources Conservation Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Legal Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards American Military University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#8 Best History Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for International Studies College Factual
#17 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#190 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is American Public University System?

Location of American Public University System

Contact details for American Military University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 W Congress St, Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone: 877-468-6268
Website: www.apus.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanPublicU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmericanPublicU

American Public University System Graduate Student Diversity

43% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,914 graduate students at American Military University, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Gender Diversity at  American Military University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of American Public University System graduate students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of American Military University Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 214
Black or African American 1,414
Hispanic or Latino 763
White 4,428
International Students 120
Other Races/Ethnicities 975

Geographic Diversity

West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at American Public University System. At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at American Public University System

46,088 Took All Classes Online
46,088 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 46 bachelor’s degree and 32 master’s degree programs available online at American Military University. In 2017-2018, 46,088 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at American Military University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of American Military University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at American Public University System was -5.3%. This is the #143 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at American Military University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of American Military University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 16%
Engineering Technologies 13%
Entrepreneurial Studies 33%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 50%
Health Professions 35%
History 7%
History 7%
Homeland Security 11%
Information Technology 16%
Legal Professions 32%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 47%
Liberal Arts General Studies 47%
Mechanical Engineering Technology 13%
Natural Resources & Conservation 2%
Natural Resources Conservation 2%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 32%
Political Science & Government 23%
Public Administration & Social Service 6%
Public Health 11%
Public Policy 56%
Social Sciences 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at American Military University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Mechanical Engineering Technology #1
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences #1
Cultural Studies & Analysis #1
International Studies #2
Computer Programming #2
Air Transportation #3
Transportation & Materials Moving #3
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #3
International Relations & National Security #4
Political Science & Government #4
Public Policy #4
History #5
History #5
Liberal Arts General Studies #6
Natural Resources Conservation #6
General Business/Commerce #6
Engineering Technologies #6
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #6
Natural Resources & Conservation #7
Entrepreneurial Studies #7
Non-Professional General Legal Studies #8
Health & Physical Education #8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #9
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #11
Student Counseling #12
Social Sciences #13
Homeland Security #14
Legal Professions #16
General Psychology #20
General Education #20
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #26
Public Health #27
Criminal Justice & Corrections #33
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #37
Information Technology #40
Public Administration #41
Psychology #41
Human Resource Management #46
Public Administration & Social Service #48
Accounting #48
Computer & Information Sciences #53
Health & Medical Administrative Services #58
Educational Administration #61
Education #79
Health Professions #86
Business Administration & Management #100
Business, Management & Marketing #106

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

American Public University System Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 54 778 832
International Studies 37 264 301
Homeland Security 28 263 291
History 60 217 277
Information Technology 28 156 184
Health & Physical Education 9 150 159
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 135 155
Natural Resources Conservation 13 109 122
International Relations & National Security 0 85 85
General Psychology 0 84 84
Public Administration 0 79 79
General Education 0 55 55
Mechanical Engineering Technology 6 47 53
Public Health 0 47 47
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 34 34
Political Science & Government 0 31 31
Accounting 1 29 30
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 30 30
Student Counseling 0 20 20
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 18 18
Nursing 0 17 17
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 12 12
Educational Administration 0 10 10
Public Policy 0 9 9
General Business/Commerce 8 0 8
Human Resource Management 3 0 3
Cultural Studies & Analysis 3 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 2 2
Natural Resource Management 1 0 1
Computer Programming 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences 0 0 0
Air Transportation 0 0 0
TOTAL 271 2,681 2,952

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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