American Public University System (APUS), wholly owned by APEI (NASDAQ: APEI), operates through American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU).
Founded in 1991 by a retired Marine Corps officer and instructor, AMU was designed to accommodate the military’s unique educational needs. AMU is the nation’s number one provider of higher education to the U.S. armed forces according to the 2020 Military Times report based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance enrollment data from the Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
In 2002, APU was established to provide nonmilitary students access to quality, affordable, and career-relevant programs. APU provides degree programs in a flexible, online setting to support adult learners worldwide with an emphasis on educating the nation’s public service communities.
The mission of American Public University System is to provide high quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation’s military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible, affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.
American Public University System seeks to advance social, economic and environmental well-being through the transformative power of education with:
American Public University System is guided in fulfilling its mission by these shared principles and core values:
The University provides educational access to a diverse community of traditional and non-traditional learners in an environment that supports a lifetime of learning and freedom of inquiry and expression.
The University implements imaginative and forward-thinking solutions to its changing environmental and student needs.
The University holds itself accountable for conducting operations in an ethical manner and practices fairness, honesty, and objectivity.
The University System fosters an environment of knowledge and understanding that promotes a life of learning.
The University is committed to high standards of distinction, excellence and continuous improvement in all aspects of its evolving operations.
Our Employees Model Our Mission
American Public University System’s (APUS) mission is to provide high quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation’s military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible and affordable, student-focused online programs that prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse, global society. All of our employees contribute to the success of this mission, and work together as a team to ensure it is promoted in our daily work and responsibilities.
We are rapidly growing our student base, expanding into new markets, and employing technology in exciting new ways to continue to make education a reality for people around the world. We need dynamic people from all backgrounds to allow us to live up to our mission of making education accessible to all.