American Public University System

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,840
2022 Average Net Price
$11,172
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.44%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
48,668
7.68% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41.2%
186 Graduates

About

American Public University System is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, WV. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at American Public University System were General Studies (1,537 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (639 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (239 degrees).

In 2022, 14,167 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at American Public University System. 36.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 63.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,431 degrees), 3.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2,287 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American Public University System is $6,840, which is $−17,156 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at American Public University System is $6,840, which is $−17,156 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,172.

In 2022, 82% of undergraduate students attending American Public University System received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 14% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,840
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at American Public University System was $6,840. The cost of tuition at American Public University System is $−17,156 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$11,172
2022 Value
6.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 American Public University System had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,172. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of American Public University System grew by 6.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,712
Room and Board

The average yearly cost of room and board at American Public University System was of $7,712 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.37% between 2021 and 2022.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

82%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
14%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

82% of undergraduate students at American Public University System received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.23% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at American Public University System (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.44%
2019 Default Rate
234
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at American Public University System was 2.44%, which represents 234 out of the 9587 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

American Public University System had a total enrollment of 48,668 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at American Public University System is 3,736 students and the part-time enrollment is 44,932. This means that 7.68% of students enrolled at American Public University System are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at American Public University System, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.8% White, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 4.5% Two or More Races, 2.9% Asian, 0.962% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.586% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at American Public University System in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.3%), followed by White Female (23%) and Black or African American Female (9.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.9%), followed by White Female (18%) and Black or African American Male (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

7.68%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American Public University System in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48,668 students. The full-time enrollment at American Public University System is 3,736 and the part-time enrollment is 44,932. This means that 7.68% of students enrolled at American Public University System are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at American Public University System was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), American Public University System had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    23,754 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    8,321 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    7,756 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at American Public University System is 48.8% White, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 15.9% Black or African American, 4.5% Two or More Races, 2.9% Asian, 0.962% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.586% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3,888 students (7.99%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 3,881 fewer women than men received degrees from American Public University System. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at American Public University System is white (7,431 degrees awarded). There were 3.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2287 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at American Public University System is General Studies (1,537 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (639 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (239 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at American Public University System, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (713 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1,997 degrees), and History (356 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Public University System are Accountants & auditors (1,038,109 people), Other managers (767,331 people), Financial managers (503,560 people), Chief executives & legislators (395,586 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (301,456 people).

The most specialized majors at American Public University System in 2022 are Applied Sciences (713 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1,997 degrees), History (356 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (698 degrees), and Human Sciences (300 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Public University System are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (713 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1,997 degrees), History (356 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (698 degrees), and Human Sciences (300 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Public University System are Elementary & secondary schools (780,912 people), Computer Systems Design (541,492 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (515,468 people), Banking & related activities (501,777 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (460,126 people).

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (713 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1,997 degrees), History (356 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (698 degrees), and Human Sciences (300 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by American Public University System.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 1,435 degrees awarded
  2. 518 degrees awarded
  3. 388 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American Public University System was General Business Administration & Management with 1,435 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

9,024
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,143
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 9,024 degrees were awarded to men at American Public University System, which is 1.75 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,143).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 1846 degrees were awarded to men at American Public University System in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.12 times more than the 872 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 872 degrees were awarded to men at American Public University System in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.472 times less than the 1846 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 27% of students graduating from American Public University System completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at American Public University System is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 8.06% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,431 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,287 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,033 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American Public University System is white (7,431 degrees awarded). There were 3.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2287 degrees).

8.03% of degree recipients (1,138 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    4,886 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    2,545 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1,348 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at American Public University System is white male (4,886 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2545 degrees).

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Operations

American Public University System employs 147 Associate professors, 75 Instructors and 58 Assistant professors. Most academics at American Public University System are Female Associate professor (77), Male Associate professor (70), and Female Instructor (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Public University System are: Business and Financial Operations, with 138 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 135 employees, and Management with 133 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$117M
2022 Salaries
1.4%
decline from 2021

In 2022, American Public University System paid a median of $117M in salaries, a 1.4% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.2M
Instructional Salaries
332
Number of Employees

In 2022, American Public University System paid a total of $22.2M to 332 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
147 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
138 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at American Public University System were Associate professor with 147 employees, Instructor with 75 employees, and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Public University System were Business and Financial Operations with 138 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 135 employees, and Management with 133 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American Public University System was Female Associate professor with 77 employees, Male Associate professor with 70 employees, and Female Instructor with 43 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at American Public University System.

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