Through a focus on teaching excellence, APUS has distinguished itself over the past two decades as a leading institution of higher learning that is committed to quality and value. As the first 100% online institution (and the first online, for-profit University) to be recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) for best practices in online education, APUS received an unprecedented fourth Effective Practice award from OLC in 2014. APUS has been named for the third consecutive year to U.S. News & World Report’s annual qualitative ranking of top online degree programs. In 2015, APUS ranked #27 nationally out of 292 schools evaluated which offer online bachelor’s degree programs, or in the top 10% overall—advancing seven places over its 2014 ranking.
We strive for excellence. Over the past two years, 22 APUS students and alumni have been named Presidential Management Fellowship finalists, and since 2008, four of our APUS staff members have received the prestigious Wagner Award for Distance Education. Our faculty of scholar-practitioners are leaders in their respective fields. In 2014, they published more than 500 books and papers; earned over 500 awards for their professional practice, research and community service; and presented at more than 1,700 conferences, workshops and panels. Among the 97 degree programs offered at APUS, roughly half are highly specialized programs, such as Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Studies and Transportation & Logistics Management, that differentiate our institution and attract a diverse array of motivated students.
Today, APEI is building on the success of APUS by continuing to differentiate our programs; by expanding into growing fields such as healthcare, science and engineering; by increasing outreach to international students—and by delivering on our commitment to quality and value.
Of more than 46,000 alumni, 3,000 have more than one degree from AMU/APU.