Graduate Programs Overview

American Public University System is a Private (for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Charles Town, West Virginia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $7,050 in average for all students.

It offers fifty-nine graduate programs: 32 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 24 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameAmerican Public University System
TypePrivate (for-profit), 4 or more years
Address111 W Congress St, Charles Town, WV
Graduate School Students7,914 students
7,914 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$7,050
Student to Faculty21:1 (4.76%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 59 Graduate Programs
32 Master's, 24 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at American Public University System with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $7,050 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $368.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$368
Room & Board$7,608 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,392 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$17,049
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$6,600$6,600$6,600$7,005$7,050

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

American Public University System offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 59 major areas - 32 Master's (32 online programs), 2 Doctorate (2 online programs), 25 Post-Bachelor'(25 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Transportation And Materials Moving
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Engineering Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Social Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Military Technologies And Applied Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Natural Resources And Conservation
Natural Resources And Conservation
Computer And Information Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 45,249 students enrolled in American Public University System including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,914 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,542 male and 3,372 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 462 full-time and 7,452 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 7,914 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students4,542
Women Students3,372
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students462
Part-time Students7,452
By race/ethnicity 4,428 White, 1,414 Black, and 214 Asian students are attending at American Public University System. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races251
11 students are younger than 22 and 2,688 students are older than 65. The school has 1,577 students aged between 22 and 30 and 3,568 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under11
40 & Over2,688
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At American Public University System, 7,914 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,914
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7,914
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses0
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses7,914
West Virginia Resident159
Other State In U.S.7,400
Outside of U.S.355

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