American Public University

Online Charles Town, WV Public Regional Accreditation

School at a Glance

25 Years of distance learning
48,623 total students
110 degree programs View Programs
0 certificate programs


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.

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Degree Programs

American Public University Offers the Following Degree Programs Online

Undergraduate Programs

Associate's Degrees

AAS in Technical Management
AS in Accounting
AS in Web Publishing
AA in Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
AS in Public Health
AA in Hospitality
AA in Real Estate Studies
AAS in Health Sciences
AA in Retail Management
AA in Counter Terrorism Studies
ABA in Business Administration
AA in Communication
AA in Criminal Justice
AS in Computer Applications
AS in Database Application Development
AA in Early Childhood Care and Education
AS in Explosive Ordnance Disposal
AS in Paralegal Studies
AS in Fire Science
AA in History
AA in Management
AA in Military History
AA in General Studies

Bachelor's Degrees

BAS in Health Sciences
BS in Business Analytics
BAS in Technical Management
BS in Natural Sciences
BA in Management
BA in Marketing
BA in Psychology
BA in Sociology
BBA in Business Administration
BS in Space Studies
BS in Environmental Studies
BS in Information Technology Management
BA in Middle Eastern Studies
BS in Public Health
BS in Sports and Health Sciences
BA in Government Contracting and Acquisition
BS in Information Systems Security
BS in Fire Science Management
BS in Information Technology
BA in Intelligence Studies
BA in Reverse Logistics Management
BS in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Forensics
BS in Cybersecurity
BSEE in Electrical Engineering
BA in General Studies
BSN in Nursing
BS in Mathematics
BA in Entrepreneurship
BS in Environmental Science
BA in Retail Management
BS in Sports Management
BS in Accounting
BA in Criminal Justice
BA in Criminal Justice
BA in Homeland Security
BA in International Relations
BA in Military History
BA in Religion
BA in Transportation and Logistics Management
BA in Philosophy
BA in Human Development and Family Studies
BA in Emergency and Disaster Management
BA in English
BA in Political Science
BA in Security Management
BA in Fire Science Management
BA in History
BA in Hospitality Management
BS in Legal Studies

Location & Contact

Student Contact

Terry Grant Vice President, Enrollment Management and SSC 877-468-6268 3720
American Public University 111 West Congress Street Charles Town WV 25414

Head of Distance Learning

Karan Powell President 877-755-2787
American Public University 111 West Congress Street Charles Town WV 25414

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