American Public University System

Overview of American Public University System

American Public University System is located in Charles Town, WV (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by American Public University System is the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in engineering, security and law enforcement.

American Public University System Selectivity

American Public University System is an open-admission school.

Student Body

The school had 14,769 enrolled students in 2007-2008. A large number of students at American Public University System are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The American Public University System is an accredited, licensed, proprietary, distance learning higher education organization aligned in two member institutions: American Military University and American Public University. We serve the nationÆs military and public service communities by providing superior, relevant, and affordable distance learning programs which prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse, global society."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting American Public University System

American Public University System
111 W Congress St
Charles Town , WV 25414
General Phone: (877) 468-6268

American Public University System Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts788African studies, Asian studies, European studies, Near/Middle east studies, English, general studies, humanities, peace and conflict resolution, international studies, ...
Security and Law Enforcement559criminal justice and administration, forensic science, security services management, corrections administration, corrections and criminal justice, fire services administration, fire-fighting, fire protection, security and protective services ...
Business and Management353business management, logistics, transportation management, accounting, human resources, human resources management, marketing, marketing studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy122sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering108computer and info science, computer and info science courses, computer programming courses, computer security, webmastering, computer support
Family and Social Work47work and family studies, family systems, child development, child care provider, human development and family studies, public administration
Therapy and Counseling36psychology
Transportation35aviation tech
Medicine35public health
Conservation and Resource Management18environmental studies
Law14legal studies, legal assistant
Engineering12military technologies
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, religion
Hospitality8hospitality management
Media2communication studies, organizational communications
Engineering Technician2hazardous materials tech, hazardous materials info systems tech
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Education and Teaching1education, educational admin and supervision, instructional media design, school counseling, early childhood education

Number of programs and degrees for American Public University System in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,02240
Master's degree76024
Award of less than 1 academic year10036
Postbaccalaureate certificate4216
Associate's degree22719

American Public University System Student Body

In 2007-2008, American Public University System had a total enrollment of 14,769 students (11,433 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 13%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 4%
22-24 12%
25-29 27%
30-34 20%
35-39 18%
40-49 15%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

American Public University System Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %
Part-Time 96 %

American Public University System Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Charles Town, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

American Public University System Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,000

Financial Aid:
American Public University System participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3819300)

American Public University System Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year20$63,5037$61,507
Associate professorcalendar year12$54,3039$53,017
Assistant professorcalendar year11$53,80510$52,027
Instructorcalendar year23$48,31019$45,019
All faculty totalcalendar year66$54,91945$50,741

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

American Public University System Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Transportation/Transportation Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational/Instructional Media Design

Military Technologies

Engineering Technician
Hazardous Materials Information Systems Technology/Technician
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Development
Family Systems
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Public Administration
Work and Family Studies

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American History (United States)
Asian Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
European History
European Studies/Civilization
General Studies
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections Administration
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Protection, Other
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Securities Services Administration/Management
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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American Public University System Highlights

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What Sets American Public University System Apart:

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Number of students
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 6%American Public University System % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Male % of student body
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Top 7%American Public University System Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 14%American Public University System Number of degree programs
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 17%American Public University System Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
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Top 20%American Public University System % students 40 years or older

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