American Public University System

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,840
0.529% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$11,503
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.45%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
50,047
6.36% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
37.6%
218 Graduates

About

American Public University System is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, WV. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at American Public University System were General Business Administration & Management (1,273 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (447 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (378 degrees).

In 2020, 12,273 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at American Public University System. 35.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 64.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,991 degrees), 3.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1932 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American Public University System is $6,840, which is $−15,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at American Public University System is $6,840, which is $−15,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,503.

In 2020, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,840
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at American Public University System was $6,840. The cost of tuition at American Public University System is $−15,690 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$11,503
2020 Value
4.62%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 American Public University System had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,503. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of American Public University System grew by 4.62%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,480
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at American Public University System was of $7,480 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 2.3% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNM% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
20%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at American Public University System received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 89% 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.
9.45%
2018 Default Rate
1022
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at American Public University System was 9.45%, which represents 1022 out of the 10813 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 has a total enrollment of 50,047 students. The full-time enrollment at American Public University System is 3,184 students and the part-time enrollment is 46,863. This means that 6.36% 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 52.1% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.34% Two or More Races, 2.62% Asian, 0.925% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.579% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at American Public University System in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (29.9%), followed by White Female (25.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (30.1%), followed by White Female (18.7%) and Black or African American Male (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

6.36%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American Public University System, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,047 students. The full-time enrollment at American Public University System is 3,184 and the part-time enrollment is 46,863. This means that 6.36% of students enrolled at American Public University System are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
2020 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 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
  1. White
    26,083
  2. Black or African American
    7,730
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7,597

The enrolled student population at American Public University System is 52.1% White, 15.4% Black or African American, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.34% Two or More Races, 2.62% Asian, 0.925% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.579% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 3,860 students (7.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 3505 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 (6,991 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1932 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at American Public University System is General Business Administration & Management (1,273 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (447 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (378 degrees).

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 (664 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (454 degrees), and Protective Services (1,733 degrees).

Workforce

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 Software developers (524,659 people), Other managers (212,972 people), Police officers (148,766 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (135,054 people), and Computer & information systems managers (113,597 people).

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (664 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (454 degrees), Protective Services (1,733 degrees), History (383 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (586 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Public University System are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (664 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (454 degrees), Protective Services (1,733 degrees), History (383 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (586 degrees).

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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 Computer Systems Design (580,524 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (385,245 people), Elementary & secondary schools (316,268 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (211,728 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (157,182 people).

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (664 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (454 degrees), Protective Services (1,733 degrees), History (383 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (586 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 1273 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 447 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 378 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American Public University System was General Business Administration & Management with 1273 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

7,889
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,384
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 7,889 degrees were awarded to men at American Public University System, which is 1.8 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,384).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 1551 degrees were awarded to men at American Public University System in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.85 times more than the 838 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 838 degrees were awarded to women at American Public University System in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.54 times less than the 1551 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 25% 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, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at American Public University System is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 5.05% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,991 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,932 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,432 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American Public University System is white (6,991 degrees awarded). There were 3.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1932 degrees).

7.06% of degree recipients (867 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    4,618 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    2,373 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1,105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at American Public University System is white male (4,618 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,373 degrees).

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Operations

American Public University System has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $329k (NaNk%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, American Public University System had a total salary expenditure of $220M. American Public University System employs 151 Associate professors, 87 Instructors, and 59 Assistant professors. Most academics at American Public University System are Female Associate professors (76), Male Associate professors(75), and Female Instructors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Public University System are: Management, with 167 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 134 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 132 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, American Public University System received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$108M
2020 Salaries
4.22%
decline from 2019

In 2020, American Public University System paid a median of $108M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($220M) and a 4.22% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.29% growth from 2018 and a 2.65% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.1M
Instructional Salaries
345
Number of Employees

In 2020, American Public University System paid a total of $22.1M to 345 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
151 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
167 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at American Public University System were Associate professor with 151 employees; Instructor with 87 employees; and Instructor with 59 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Public University System were Management with 167 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 134 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 132 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American Public University System was Female Associate professor with 76 employees, Male Associate professor with 75 employees, and Female Instructor with 49 employees.

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

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