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 American Public University System

American Public University System - Charles Town, WV

111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

General information:(877)468-6268
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Type:4-Year,Private for-profit
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Town: Distant
Campus housing:No
Student population:50,838(39,982 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 0%
Out-of-state $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 0%
Books and supplies $0 $0 $0 NAN%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,080 $6,080 $6,080 0%
Other $1,920 $1,920 $1,920 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,920 $1,920 $1,920 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 0%
Off Campus $14,000 $14,000 $14,000 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,920 $7,920 $7,920 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 0%
Off Campus $14,000 $14,000 $14,000 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,920 $7,920 $7,920 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,000
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $6,000
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan X
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,850
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $5,850
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 278 82% --
Grant or scholarship aid 235 69% $1,198,482 $5,100
Federal grants 218 64% $1,197,282 $5,492
Pell grants 218 64% $1,197,282 $5,492
Other federal grants 0 0% $0 Not applicable
State/local government grant or scholarships 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Institutional grants or scholarships 24 7% $1,200 $50
Student loan aid 236 69% $2,319,417 $9,828
Federal student loans 235 69% $2,309,417 $9,827
Other student loans 2 1% $10,000 $5,000
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,048 24% $20,386,285 $2,892
Pell grants 4,850 16% $19,832,312 $4,089
Federal student loans 5,122 17% $42,401,199 $8,278

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 50,838
Undergraduate enrollment 39,982
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 5,166
Graduate enrollment 10,856
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission01/06/1995 - 04/30/2012Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/2006 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/04/2012 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.2%
Number in default114
Number in repayment1,563

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03819300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Associate's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Award of less than 1 academic year
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies-1---
Category total-1---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting00---
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--30--
Business Administration and Management, General391363--11
Business/Commerce, General--26--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-10---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other--4--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management60101-2-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-16---
Real Estate--13-8
Restaurant/Food Services Management--0--
Retailing and Retail Operations-00--
Transportation/Mobility Management00---
Category total45149073219
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Organizational Communication, General---8-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--3--
Category total--38-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other-1612-2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other----0
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance041-012
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other----1
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--5--
Information Technology Project Management-0---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design----6
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster-148-01
Word Processing----1
Category total020517023
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services25----
Education, General17--3-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other5----
Educational/Instructional Technology----2
Category total47--32
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician----3
Category total----3
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General-29---
Category total-29---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant--9-1
Family Systems----6
Human Development and Family Studies, General-1---
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other-45---
Category total-469-7
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Public Health, General685310--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-0---
Category total685310--
History Colleges
History, General16984105-
History, Other80--1-
Military History513132-
Category total300115138-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections Administration----10
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration11431407-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management8196-4-
Fire Services Administration-2013-5
Forensic Science and Technology-2--4
Homeland Security212181-40
Securities Services Administration/Management6764-48
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations00320-
Category total474677451927
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal--7-15
Legal Studies, General243---
Category total2437-15
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-0492--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies14----
Category total140492--
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences Colleges
Explosive Ordinance/Bomb Disposal--9-4
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other-173-5
Category total-1712-9
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis-24---
International/Global Studies543329-1824
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2---
Category total543355-1824
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-53---
Environmental Studies47----
Category total4753---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-125---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management108--2-
Category total108125-2-
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy-7---
Religion/Religious Studies-22---
Category total-29---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General059---
Category total059---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration91----
Category total91----
Social Sciences Colleges
International Relations and Affairs12672---
Political Science and Government, General6954---
Sociology-40---
Category total195166---
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General4628-01
Category total4628-01
Grand total2386249168160130