Online Program Overview

American University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Washington, District of Columbia. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition & fees are $51,334 in average for all students.

It offers 195 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 14 programs - 8 Masters, 1 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.
Online Degrees / Programs Overview
School NameAmerican University
Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Address4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Online Students1,934 Enrolled Online Exclusively
5,283 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$51,334
Graduate Tuition & Fees$38,456
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Online Degree Programs
Total14 Programs
Masters8 Programs
Doctorate1 Programs
Post-Graduate4 Programs

2022 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 tuition & fees and costs trends over last 5 years at American University . Each cost is an average amount over the all offered programs. The tuition & fees is $51,334 for all students. For graduate programs, the 2022 tuition & fees is $38,456 for all students.
The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $1,684 for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,922 for all students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees Trends last 5 years

Online Programs By Area of Study

American University offers 195 degree programs through Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 14 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 8 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 ProgramsNOT OFFERED163 711337
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.

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Distance Learning Program Student Population

At American University, there are 14,852 students including in both undergraduate and graduate schools, with full-time and part-time status. Of that, 7,217 students were attending classes through distance learning (1,934 students are enrolled exclusively and 5,283 are enrolled in some online courses).
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment14,852
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,934
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses5,283
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses7,635
By student location, out of a total of 1,934 enrolled exclusively in online courses, 160 District of Columbia Residents were enrolled in online classes exclusively, 1,555 students living in the U.S. States other than District of Columbia, and 218 non-U.S. students enrolled in online courses.
Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,934
District of Columbia Resident160
Other State In U.S.1,556
Outside of U.S.218
Distance Learning Enrollment By Degree
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,934
Distance Learning Enrollment Undergraduate Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Undergraduate Online Courses61
Degree/Certificate Seeking38
Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking23

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