American Public University System

Charles Town, WV 25414

American Public University System is one of the three private 4-year, for-profit colleges in West Virginia. Its campus is large in size and located in the town of Charles Town. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

Every year 41% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

American Military University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $6,480, and fees were $400. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,480 and $400 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Town
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate93%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 5 41

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/2006 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/04/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$270/credit
In State Students$270/credit
Out of State Students$270/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$350/credit
In State Students$350/credit
Out of State Students$350/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,150 $12,150 $12,150
ADN 70 $18,900 $18,900 $18,900
BSN 125 $33,750 $33,750 $33,750
FNP 50 $17,500 $17,500 $17,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of American Public University System's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 82% $5,375
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 52% $1,193
Federal Student Loans 70% $9,194
Private Loans 2% $1,500


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$9,978
$30,001 to $48,000$10,947
$48,001 to $75,000$9,482
$75,001 to $110,000$14,367
Over $110,000$15,047

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

Bachelor's in Nursing Degree Scholarships

Applicants who are registered nurses must have a current license to practice as an RN, have more than a high school diploma and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program in ...

Gustavus B. Capito Fund for Nursing Education

Applicant must be a Charleston, WV resident enrolled as a full time student in an accredited nursing program in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Eleanora G. Wylie Scholarship for Nursing

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate good moral character. Preference given to applicants ...

Mary T. Price Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior of Logan High School who plans to enroll in a field of study in registered nursing from an accredited college in West Virginia. Minimum 2.5 GPA and composite ...

Bernice Pickens Parsons Fund Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of West Virginia; preference will be given to Jackson County residents. Applicant must be planning to major in the fields of library science, nursing, or ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and West Virginia state board of nursing.

American Public University System
111 W Congress St
Charles Town, WV 25414

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