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American Public University

Charles Town, WV

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Leading Provider of Quality Education

American Public University is a leading provider of education to motivated students worldwide. Recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) for best practices in online education, the university offers working adults quality, affordable, and career-relevant education in a flexible, online environment with an emphasis on educating the nation's public service communities. Today, the university offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, and its bachelor's programs have been recognized annually since 2013 on the "US News & World Report's" ranking of top online degree programs.

100% Online Learning

From New York to New Delhi and everywhere in between - APU connects working professionals to career-relevant education no matter where students live, work, and learn. With APU, students learn online with fellow professionals and discover curriculum that's continuously assessed by industry leaders. This ensures students learn strategies they can take from the classroom and put into practice.

Outstanding Student Support

APU provides outstanding support for students at each step of their academic journey, including after they graduate. Beyond personal support from professors, students can engage anytime with academic advisors, career services and coaching experts, tutors, mentors, and more. Get involved with APU's social and professional organizations. Help is never more than a click or phone call away.


American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, 312-263-0456), a regional institutional accreditor recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


The strength of the university is reflected in the caliber of its faculty, which is comprised of respected scholars and practitioners from around the world. APU has more than 500 members with doctoral degrees from leading universities. Many are widely recognized for their research and contributions in their respective fields. This includes Dr. Alan Hale (co-discoverer of the Hale-Bopp Comet), five former astronauts, senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies and senior government agency officials and officers.

Affordable Tuition

APU is committed to making quality education affordable so students can invest in their future.

Tuition Rates Per Credit Hour:

- Undergraduate: $270 | $250 for military-affiliated students*

- Graduate: $350 | $325 for military-affiliated students*

- Audit: $100

*Military-affiliated students receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour and graduate tuition at $325/credit hour. This grant is for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans.

In addition, their technology fees are waived for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military TA.

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if students are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Students can take full advantage of their transfer credit options, including credit for previous college courses and military service. Don't leave hard-earned credits behind.

Degrees & Certificates

Undergraduate Programs - Bachelor's Degrees

Undergraduate Programs - Associate's Degrees

Graduate Programs - Master's Degrees

Graduate Programs - Master's Degrees

Location & Contact

Student Contact Terry Grant
Vice President, Enrollment Management and SSC
Phone: 877-468-6268 Address111 West Congress Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
United States
Head of Distance Learning Dr. Karan Powell
Phone: 877-755-2787 Address111 West Congress Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
United States