2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$11,916

Net Price

%

Admitted

%

Enrolled

47%

Graduation Rate

22/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

American Public University System

is a private for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 48,298. In 2021, there were 404 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #10 in West Virginia and ranks #1161 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

404

Total Enrollment

48,298

Type

Private For-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Distance Education Accrediting Commission, Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for American Public University System

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#10

West Virginia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 15 schools that offer psychology degrees in West Virginia, American Public University System ranks #10.

#1161

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., American Public University System ranks #1161.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, American Public University System offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
General Psychology31193
Total Graduates31193
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 0 students applied to the American Public University System. The university admitted % and % of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for West Virginia universities is 3,078. On average, all West Virginia institutions admit 83% and 25% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of American Public University System students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 91%. Compared to all West Virginia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 67%.

The overall graduation rate for American Public University System is 47%, compared to 45% for all West Virginia universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare APUS to West Virginia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of American Public University System to the average of all West Virginia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

APUS

0

Applicants

%

Percent Admitted

%

Percent Enrolled

91%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

47%

Graduation Rate

WV Colleges

3,078

Applicants

83%

Percent Admitted

25%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

45%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 338 or 19% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 1,443 or 81% part-time faculty members employed at American Public University System. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 338 or 19%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

APUS

22 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

19%

Percent Full-Time

81%

Percent Part-Time

19%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

WV Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

59%

Percent Full-Time

41%

Percent Part-Time

57%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at American Public University System the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,840, and the average cost for books and supplies is $0.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,660 and the average cost for graduate fees is $390.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend American Public University System in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for American Public University System2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$0
On-Campus Living Expenses$0
Total Living Expenses$0
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,840
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$0
Total Undergraduate Expenses$6,840
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,660
In-State, Graduate Fees$390
Total Graduate Expenses$7,050
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend American Public University System is $11,916. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The 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.

Compare American Public University System to all West Virginia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

APUS

$6,840

Cost to Attend

$1,717

Average Financial Aid

84%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,916

Net Price

WV Colleges

$27,798

Cost to Attend

$12,087

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,411

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 65 or 84%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 32,894 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $1,717.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid32,894$1,717
Pell Grants9,433$3,661
Federal Student Loans6,503$8,358
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the American Public University System to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

APUS

32,894

Grant or Scholarship Aid

67%

Grants or Scholarships

9,433

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

6,503

Federal Student Loans

13%

Federal Student Loans

WV Colleges

4,134

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

1,469

Number of Pell Grants

20%

Pell Grants

1,699

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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