American Public University System

American Public University System, comprised of American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU), is focused on providing quality, affordable, and accessible higher education for working adults by offering a robust and career-relevant curriculum taught by experienced scholar-practitioners.

Our student-focused transfer credit policy helps community college graduates maximize previously earned credits in order to save both time and money. In addition, full-time community college faculty and staff can benefit from our wide selection of graduate-level courses, certificates, and master’s degrees.

We also invite you to scroll this page to learn more about APUS and the advantages we offer community college graduates. If you’d like more information about partnering with APUS, please fill out this brief form.

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Recognized Leader

American Public University System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a five-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award, and a top provider of higher education to the U.S. Armed Forces

In addition, we have obtained specialized accreditation from external accrediting organizations such as:

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Council on Education for Public Health (
  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (

APUS also earned professional recognition and affiliation from organizations such as:

  • American Sport Education Program
  • Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • National Security Agency
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Featured Schools

We welcome students from all community colleges. The featured schools on this list offer course crosswalks that align earned associate degrees with specific bachelor’s programs here at APUS, to help you further maximize your transfer credits.