American Public University System

Educating Those Who Serve

American Public University System – Why Work For Us?

Mission Statement

To provide 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, which prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.


The University System is a respected higher-learning organization known for its distinctive strengths in providing superior and relevant distance learning programs to its learners. In pursuing this vision, the University System:

  • Creates interactive, effective learning environments for all constituents.
  • Serves its constituents’ diverse personal and professional development needs.
  • Expands access to affordable programs to underserved learners.

Core Values

The University System is guided in fulfilling its mission by these shared principles and core values:

Learning: The University System fosters an environment that promotes a life of learning for its constituents and uses feedback from its participants and supporters to improve the quality of its teaching, learning, and support.

Quality: The University System holds a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of its educational activities, learning outcomes, and support services. It seeks to continuously strengthen the overall effectiveness of its operations.

Integrity: The University System conducts its operations and makes its public representations in an ethical manner. It assesses its operations in an open and collaborative manner and practices fairness, honesty, and objectivity in dealing with its constituencies.

Diversity: The University System embraces and promotes diversity in its policies and practices to prepare its learners to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse society. It strives to create diverse learning environments by welcoming teachers, learners, and staff that bring diverse ideas, values, backgrounds, and beliefs to the learning and work environment.

Freedom of Inquiry and Expression: The University System supports the rights of its constituents to freely inquire and express their opinions. It engages and encourages an open exchange of ideas and seeks input from all who wish to participate in its learning programs.

Accountability: The University System is accountable to its constituencies and the public for fulfilling its mission in an appropriate manner by openly assessing its operations and by inviting external evaluations by public agencies.

Access to Underserved: The University System seeks to broaden access to its higher education programs by underserved communities who wish to engage the organization in their learning goals.

Adaptive and Responsive: The University System anticipates and adapts to its changing environment and responds to the needs of the organization and its constituencies in manners both appropriate and timely.

Innovation: The University System seeks imaginative and effective solutions to its challenges and innovative ways to fulfill its mission.

Collaboration: The University System seeks and nurtures partnerships with its constituents and the communities it serves in creating effective learning environments for its learners.

American Public University System, through its two institutions, American Public University and American Military University, is currently educating more than 100,000 distance learners studying in 50 states and more than 100 countries.  We are rapidly growing our student base, and we need qualified and dynamic people from all backgrounds to allow us to live up to our mission of making education accessible to all.

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Updated Dec 3, 2014
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    I reviewed the job on and applied. I received an email indicating I was chosen for an interview about three weeks later. I was interviewed by two people, HR called me and offered me the job two weeks later and I accepted. Orientation class began on day one.

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American Public University System Awards & Accolades

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Best Online Bachelor's Programs, US News & World Report, 2014
Best Online Bachelor's Programs, US News & World Report, 2013
Effective Practice Award, Sloan Consortium, 2013
Effective Practice Award, Sloan Consortium, 2010
Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education, Sloan Consortium, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Charles Town, WV
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1991
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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... More

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