American Public University System

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American Public University System
MottoEducating those who serve
Established1991
TypePrivate, For profit
PresidentWallace E. Boston, Jr.
Academic staff1,600+ [1]
Students100,000 [1]
Undergraduates64%[1]
Postgraduates20%[1]
LocationCharles Town, West Virginia, United States of America
CampusOnline
MascotAMU Golden Eagles; APU Volunteers
Website

www.apus.edu www.apu.apus.edu

www.amu.apus.edu
 
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American Public University System
MottoEducating those who serve
Established1991
TypePrivate, For profit
PresidentWallace E. Boston, Jr.
Academic staff1,600+ [1]
Students100,000 [1]
Undergraduates64%[1]
Postgraduates20%[1]
LocationCharles Town, West Virginia, United States of America
CampusOnline
MascotAMU Golden Eagles; APU Volunteers
Website

www.apus.edu www.apu.apus.edu

www.amu.apus.edu

The American Public University System (APUS) is a private for-profit, online learning institution of higher education that is composed of the American Military University and the American Public University. APUS maintains corporate and academic offices in Charles Town, West Virginia, administrative offices in Manassas, Virginia, and offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees through its two constituent universities. APUS is wholly owned by American Public Education, Inc., a publicly traded private-sector corporation (NASDAQAPEI).

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History

The university was founded in 1991 by Major James P. Etter (USMC, retired) as the American Military University.[2] Operations began in January 1993 with the enrollment of 18 graduate students. Initially, the main goal of the university was to meet the unique educational needs of military personnel needing courses in specialized areas, such as counterterrorism and military intelligence, that were not included in typical university course offerings. In the early years, instruction was done through conventional correspondence.[3]

In June 1995 AMU became nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). In January of the following year, the school introduced its first undergraduate programs. In 1998 AMU made the transition from correspondence-based learning to online learning.[4]

In 2002 AMU expanded to become the American Public University System and established American Public University, intended primarily for civilians and public service programs.[4]

In 2006 APUS was granted regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Accreditation

American Public University System (APUS) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[5] The University's School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).[6]

Academic schools

American Public University System offers 87 degree programs and 68 certificates across seven academic schools through American Military University and American Public University.[1] They include:

Notable faculty

Notable alumni

Student organizations

Students at APUS are involved in a variety of different student organizations and honor societies. This includes chapters for the National Association for Environmental Professionals (NEPA), International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Student Veteran’s of America (SVA), and the Society of Human Resources Management.

Academic Honor Societies include: Alpha Phi Sigma, Delta Epsilon Tau, Epsilon Pi Phi, Golden Key, Pi Gamma Mu, Delta Mu Delta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Sigma Iota Rho.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "APUS Facts". Apus.edu. http://www.apus.edu/about-us/facts.htm. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ "CEO Interview: American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) - Dr. Wallace Boston". Twst.com. http://www.twst.com/yagoo/BsotonONe.html. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ "American Public University System in Charles Town, WV - APUS, American Military University". StateUniversity.com. http://www.stateuniversity.com/universities/WV/American_Public_University_System.html. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  4. ^ a b c "American Public University System in Charles Town, WV - APUS, American Military University". StateUniversity.com. http://www.stateuniversity.com/universities/WV/American_Public_University_System.html. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  5. ^ "AQIP Institutions". Ncahlc.org. http://www.ncahlc.org/index.php?option=com_directory&Itemid=192&Action=ShowBasic&instid=2853. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  6. ^ "Current Accredited Programs and Members". ACBSP. http://www.acbsp.org/p/cm/ld/fid=14. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  7. ^ "AMU Faculty Member: Alan Hale". Amu.apus.edu. 1999-08-11. http://www.amu.apus.edu/community/faculty/bio/1727/alan%2Dhale. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  8. ^ http://catalog.apus.edu/2010/graduate/2010_graduate_index_09_10.pdf
  9. ^ "AMU Faculty Member: Wendy B Lawrence". Amu.apus.edu. http://www.amu.apus.edu/community/faculty/bio/1816/wendy%2Db%2Dlawrence. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  10. ^ National Guard Bureau, official biography, accessed May 19, 2012
  11. ^ U.S. Air Force, official biography, accessed May 19, 2012
  12. ^ Montana National Guard, Biography, Joel D. Cusker, accessed May 19, 2012
  13. ^ "President Bush Appoints 2008-2009 Class of White House Fellows". Georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. 2008-06-26. http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/06/20080626-25.html. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  14. ^ National Guard Bureau, official biography, accessed May 19, 2012
  15. ^ National Guard Bureau, official biography, accessed May 19, 2012

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