Online Program Overview

American University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Washington, District of Columbia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For the academic year 2020-2021, the tuition & fees are $51,361 in average for all students.

It offers 199 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 22 programs - 1 Certificate, 16 Masters, 1 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameAmerican University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Online Students478 Enrolled Online Exclusively
549 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$51,361
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Online Degree Programs
Total22 Programs
Certificate1 Programs
Masters16 Programs
Doctorate1 Programs
Post-Graduate4 Programs

2021 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 tuition & fees and costs trends last 5 years at American University . Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $51,361 for all students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $1,635 for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,861 for all students.
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

American University offers 199 degree programs through Certificate, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 22 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 1 Certificate, 16 Masters, 1 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.
Total Number of Online Degree Programs
CertificateAssociatesBachelors MastersDoctorate Post-Graduate
Overall Programs16161 701338
The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences

Distance Learning Program Student Population

At American University, there are 14,311 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 1,027 students were attending classes through distance learning (478 students are enrolled exclusively and 549 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment14,311
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses478
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses549
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses13,284
By student location, out of a total of 478 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 42 District of Columbia Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 415 students living in the U.S. States other than District of Columbia, and 0 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses478
District of Columbia Resident42
Other State In U.S.436
Outside of U.S.0
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses478
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses2
Degree/Certificate Seeking2
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking0

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