American Public University System

Our Mission

The mission of American Public University System is to provide high quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation’s military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible, affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.


American Public University System seeks to advance social, economic and environmental well-being through the transformative power of education with:

Dynamic, engaging, quality learning experiences;

  • Best-in-class student interfaces;
  • Diverse and career relevant degree programs;
  • Communities of lifelong learners and practice in selected disciplines;
  • Evaluation of transfer credit and competency-based learning;
  • Affordability relative to public institutions;
  • Strategic partnerships with key stakeholders; and,
  • Thought leadership that contributes to effective change in higher education.

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