American Public University System

Charles Town, WV 25414
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American Public University System is one of the three private, for-profit 4-year colleges in West Virginia. The campus is located in Charles Town town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 46,420 students attend the school. Every year 41% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

American Military University's in-state tuition for the 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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Town
Number of Students46,420
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate93%

Nursing Programs

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

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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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