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Located in Charles Town, West Virginia, American Public University System is a private for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Charles Town is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

84 Undergraduate Degrees
17 Graduate Degrees

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American Public University System Rankings

American Military University holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in West Virginia ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at American Military University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is American Public University System?

Location of American Public University System

Contact details for American Military University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 W Congress St, Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone: 877-468-6268

How Do I Get Into American Military University?

You can apply to American Military University online at:

American Public University System has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford American Public University System?

69% Take Out Loans
18.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At American Military University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,399 a year. That adds up to $41,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at American Military University is 18.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

American Public University System Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,425 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 37,335 undergraduate students at American Military University, with 2,425 being full-time and 34,910 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  American Military University

There are also 7,914 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,425 full-time undergraduates at American Military University, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  American Military University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of American Public University System students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of American Military University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 395
Hispanic or Latino 260
White 1,399
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 302

Geographic Diversity

West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at American Public University System. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at American Public University System

46,088 Took All Classes Online
46,088 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 46 bachelor’s degree and 32 master’s degree programs available online at American Military University. In 2017-2018, 46,088 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at American Military University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of American Military University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at American Public University System was -5.3%. This is the #86 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at American Military University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of American Military University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 39%
Registered Nursing 39%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at American Military University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #44
Nursing #57

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

American Public University System Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 84 17 101
TOTAL 84 17 101


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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