APUS's mission is to provide quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nations military and public service communities through accessible, affordable , and student-focused online programs. APUS offers 87 degree programs and 85 certificates.
Critical thinking, leadership, and professional -relevance in a global society define American Public University System's educational commitment to our students from all 50 states and around the world. Founded in 1991 by a retired Marine Corps officer who envisioned an innovative way to offer quality and affordable education to our U.S. armed forces—we've grown to serve a diverse population of more than 100,000 military, public service, and corporate professionals through American Military University and American Public University. Today, we are one of the leading providers of online education, frequently recognized by the prestigious Online Learning Consortium (OLC) for best practices in online education. Our program and service standards are designed for the working adult student. We consistently strive to keep our tuition and fees affordable so that a quality education is always within your reach.