American Public University System Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 93
Associate
 90
Bachelor's
 64
Master's
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American Public University System's Top Rankings

American Public University System is ranked on 20 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at American Public University System

We calculated a salary score for each of American Public University System's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at American Public University System to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for APUS Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 93 93% 93% $19,530 $39,730 93
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92 90% 90% $18,040 $40,280 92
Business/Commerce, General 99 90% 90% $22,940 $44,930 99
Communication and Media Studies 50 100% 100% $25,000 $26,350 50
Criminal Justice and Corrections 55 82% 82% $23,750 $33,140 55
Data Processing 99 94% 94% $23,750 $46,480 99
Fire Protection 61 100% 100% Not Reported $49,020 61
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 96 100% 100% $22,820 $41,190 96
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 77 95% 95% $6,360 $36,150 77
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 9 83% 83% $23,750 $16,080 9
Legal Support Services 43 87% 87% $24,750 $30,410 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 100 95% 95% $9,280 $46,340 100

Salary Scores for APUS Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 22 93% 93% $34,150 $42,310 22
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89 95% 95% $24,550 $53,820 89
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36 92% 92% $31,280 $52,110 36
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 70 97% 97% $25,430 $60,930 70
Criminal Justice and Corrections 100 95% 95% $25,750 $53,440 100
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 96 94% 94% Not Reported $58,670 96
English Language and Literature, General 56 87% 87% $31,820 $30,410 56
Fire Protection 58 100% 100% $31,140 $65,800 58
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 42 94% 94% $41,970 $47,260 42
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 100 93% 93% $28,130 $44,310 100
History 100 86% 86% $31,890 $49,330 100
Homeland Security 59 96% 96% $23,930 $52,540 59
Hospitality Administration/Management 90 89% 89% $28,380 $45,530 90
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 10 80% 80% $31,720 $24,040 10
International Relations and National Security Studies 85 89% 89% $23,410 $45,220 85
International/Global Studies 100 94% 94% $23,410 $60,360 100
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 100 91% 91% Not Reported $60,770 100
Marketing 43 87% 87% $32,800 $41,190 43
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 29 100% 100% $24,360 $53,360 29
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 97 91% 91% $25,530 $46,380 97
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 67 96% 96% $29,150 $41,010 67
Political Science and Government 100 90% 90% $22,000 $54,250 100
Psychology, General 88 85% 85% $28,690 $35,450 88
Public Health 72 90% 90% $32,360 $38,560 72
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 58 100% 100% $23,940 $67,850 58
Religion/Religious Studies 89 86% 86% $35,000 $37,210 89
Security Science and Technology 73 88% 88% $33,630 $43,000 73
Sociology 99 88% 88% $25,000 $45,620 99

Salary Scores for APUS Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 37 95% 95% $37,870 $59,060 37
Business Administration, Management and Operations 43 95% 95% $32,240 $66,920 43
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 50 99% 99% $35,710 $82,640 50
Criminal Justice and Corrections 74 96% 96% $33,600 $58,870 74
Education, General 35 97% 97% $46,700 $46,830 35
Educational Administration and Supervision 43 95% 95% Not Reported $54,190 43
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 91 95% 95% $32,640 $50,860 91
History 95 90% 90% $34,990 $54,620 95
Homeland Security 49 94% 94% $30,930 $64,920 49
International Relations and National Security Studies 96 98% 98% $32,720 $77,720 96
International/Global Studies 67 97% 97% $27,150 $76,210 67
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 36 84% 84% Not Reported $44,380 36
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 73 93% 93% $31,050 $55,960 73
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 93 94% 94% $41,770 $52,940 93
Political Science and Government 67 87% 87% $34,830 $54,250 67
Psychology, General 37 87% 87% $38,410 $41,570 37
Public Administration 77 97% 97% $34,420 $62,580 77
Public Health 86 97% 97% $46,700 $68,670 86
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 49 97% 97% $49,080 $44,540 49

Salary Scores for APUS Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 73 96% 96% $7,130 $42,680 73
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 98 90% 90% $9,500 $50,610 98
Legal Support Services 22 81% 81% Not Reported $29,690 22
Real Estate 8 82% 82% Not Reported $20,840 8

Most Recent Reviews

Ryan Tanner 3/11/2021

Attended while on AD years ago and it was great. Now in retirement using my MGI Bill Benefits, have found it to be a Cesspool of Contracted Instructors who teach by canned responses collecting a paycheck. I will be dropping and going elsewhere... Now

GradNew77 2/6/2021

An undergraduate degree is the bare minimum in today's marketplace. Even store managers in retail and restaurants have four year degrees these days. I came to APUS for an MA but discovered that my undergraduate was from a now-defunct college which was not nationally or regionally accredited. That meant that I had to transfer my accredited AA credits over and redo my junior and senior years. I managed a full-time course load with a full-time job. I periodically thought about quitting or slowing down but I stayed... Read More