American Public University System

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,804
5% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,995
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
45,249
6.38% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
35.3%
240 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 (1,121 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (423 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (374 degrees).

In 2019, 11,806 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 (6,878 degrees), 3.71 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1855 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American Public University System is $6,804, which is $−15,222 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at American Public University System is $6,804, which is $−15,222 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,995.

In 2019, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 20% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,804
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at American Public University System was $6,804. The cost of tuition at American Public University System is $−15,222 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,995
2019 Value
6.07%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 American Public University System had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,995. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of American Public University System grew by 6.07%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,312
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at American Public University System was of $7,312 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 2.24% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNk% 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 2019. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2018, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
15.3%
2017 Default Rate
1924
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at American Public University System was 15.3%, which represents 1924 out of the 12577 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 45,249 students. The full-time enrollment at American Public University System is 2,887 students and the part-time enrollment is 42,362. This means that 6.38% 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 53.7% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.22% Two or More Races, 2.23% Asian, 0.891% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.608% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at American Public University System in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.6%), followed by White Male (28.1%) and Black or African American Female (8.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.5%), followed by White Female (21.2%) and Black or African American Male (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

6.38%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American Public University System, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45,249 students. The full-time enrollment at American Public University System is 2,887 and the part-time enrollment is 42,362. This means that 6.38% of students enrolled at American Public University System are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2019 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    24,287
  2. Black or African American
    7,433
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6,155

The enrolled student population at American Public University System is 53.7% White, 16.4% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 4.22% Two or More Races, 2.23% Asian, 0.891% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.608% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 3,374 students (7.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 3374 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 (6,878 degrees awarded). There were 3.71 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1855 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at American Public University System is General Business Administration & Management (1,121 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (423 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (374 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 (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (413 degrees), and Protective Services (1,898 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 Other managers (163,833 people), Police officers (148,390 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (139,594 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (137,331 people), and Secondary school teachers (92,070 people).

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (413 degrees), Protective Services (1,898 degrees), History (413 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (580 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (413 degrees), Protective Services (1,898 degrees), History (413 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (580 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Public University System are Justice, public order, & safety activities (380,442 people), Elementary & secondary schools (349,247 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (188,664 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (176,026 people), and Legal services (119,526 people).

The most specialized majors at American Public University System are Applied Sciences (80 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (413 degrees), Protective Services (1,898 degrees), History (413 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (580 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. 1121 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 423 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 374 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American Public University System was General Business Administration & Management with 1121 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

7,590
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
4,216
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 7,590 degrees were awarded to men at American Public University System, which is 1.8 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,216).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 1266 degrees were awarded to men at American Public University System in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.67 times more than the 759 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 759 degrees were awarded to women at American Public University System in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.6 times less than the 1266 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
34%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% 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, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (46.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at American Public University System is Male and White (46.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.42% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,878 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,855 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,324 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American Public University System is white (6,878 degrees awarded). There were 3.71 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1855 degrees).

6.79% of degree recipients (802 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    4,570 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    2,308 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    1,050 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at American Public University System is white male (4,570 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,308 degrees).

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Operations

American Public University System has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $267k (NaNk%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, American Public University System had a total salary expenditure of $223M. American Public University System employs 148 Associate professors, 91 Instructors, and 61 Assistant professors. Most academics at American Public University System are Male Associate professors (76), Female Associate professors(72), and Female Instructors (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Public University System are: Management, with 167 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 123 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 119 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

American Public University System has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of American Public University System stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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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 2019, 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

$113M
2019 Salaries
2.29%
growth from 2018

In 2019, American Public University System paid a median of $113M in salaries, which represents 50.5% of their overall expenditure ($223M) and a 2.29% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.65% decline from 2017 and a 3.35% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21.4M
Instructional Salaries
344
Number of Employees

In 2019, American Public University System paid a total of $21.4M to 344 employees working as instructors, which represents 19% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at American Public University System were Associate professor with 148 employees; Instructor with 91 employees; and Instructor with 61 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Public University System were Management with 167 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 123 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 119 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American Public University System was Male Associate professor with 76 employees, Female Associate professor with 72 employees, and Female Instructor with 48 employees.

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

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