American Public University is recognized as an award-winning online university dedicated to providing quality academic programs to help organizations and their employees excel in a competitive, global economy.
To meet the challenges of today's marketplace, organizational leaders must execute viable business strategies with a more streamlined and multi-tasked workforce. Quality education plays a critical role in attracting, developing and retaining the best and the brightest employees. By emphasizing education as an integral part of both HR and overall institutional strategies, organizations are better able to recruit and develop the right people for the right positions.
In an era when the pace of change to recruit, coach and develop multi-skilled employees is accelerating, leading organizations choose American Public University as their online education partner, including BAE Systems Information Solutions, Wal-Mart Stores, Sun-Maid Growers of California, National Defense Transportation, the Institute for Supply Management and more.
American Public University is the first fully online university to receive the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) award for quality online education and its first consecutive two-time recipient of its award for effective practice in online education.
American Public University's academic programs are 100% online, which allows us to obtain top faculty from around the world. Many members of our faculty are also leading practitioners in their fields so students can benefit from discussion both with students from different geographic locations and socio-economic backgrounds and cultures, but also from the effective integration of real-world practical experience and textbook theory to tackle lessons and assignments.
As the first fully online university to receive the Sloan-C awards for quality online education and effective practice, we pride ourselves in our ability and dedication to providing an education platform to support adult learners along their paths of lifelong learning.
Through our consultative approach, American Public University thoughtfully engages in strategic alliances with corporate organizations to understand their needs and desired leadership and talent development objectives. In this way, we are able to help companies more directly tie employee investment to larger institutional growth strategies.
American Public University's tuition, fees and books are also roughly 20% less than the average four-year US public university's in-state rates (The College Board, Trends in College Pricing 2011, October 2011). We also offer a book grant to cover the costs of course materials for eligible undergraduate students. This cost-effective combination can help organizations maximize employer-funded tuition benefits and, assuming $5,250 in annual tuition benefits, enable eligible employees to take up to seven undergraduate courses and up to five graduate courses without potentially needing to secure additional funding for educational expenses.
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SIIA Guide "Postsecondary Education for Adult Learners: Evolution of a Sleeping Giant," the Expert's Guide to the Postsecondary Market, Software Information & Industry Association, Education Division (June 2011). Co-authors: Michelle L. Maldonado and Crystal Jones.
APU Corporate Overview A reprint of an article providing employers an overview of online education and the postsecondary market as they secure / develop employee development resources.