American Public University System Rankings Based on Salary

  • American Public University System ranks better than 90% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • American Public University System ranks better than only 24% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for APUS Associate Degrees

APUS ranks higher than 93% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 93% $19,526 $39,729 93%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92% $18,044 $40,281 92%
Business/Commerce, General 99% $22,938 $44,928 99%
Communication and Media Studies 50% $24,995 $26,353 50%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 55% $23,750 $33,138 55%
Data Processing 99% $23,750 $46,478 99%
Fire Protection 61% Not Reported $49,019 61%
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 96% $22,821 $41,193 96%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 77% $6,360 $36,151 77%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 9% $23,750 $16,081 9%
Legal Support Services 43% $24,750 $30,409 43%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 99% $9,279 $46,342 99%

Salary Scores for APUS Bachelor's Degrees

APUS ranks higher than 90% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 22% $34,145 $42,309 22%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89% $24,552 $53,815 89%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36% $31,276 $52,107 36%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 70% $25,433 $60,933 70%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 99% $25,746 $53,436 99%
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 96% Not Reported $58,673 96%
English Language and Literature, General 56% $31,821 $30,409 56%
Fire Protection 58% $31,143 $65,797 58%
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 42% $41,970 $47,260 42%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 99% $28,130 $44,305 99%
History 99% $31,891 $49,331 99%
Homeland Security 59% $23,925 $52,538 59%
Hospitality Administration/Management 90% $28,382 $45,529 90%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 10% $31,716 $24,035 10%
International Relations and National Security Studies 85% $23,407 $45,221 85%
International/Global Studies 99% $23,410 $60,358 99%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 99% Not Reported $60,771 99%
Marketing 43% $32,803 $41,193 43%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 29% $24,364 $53,358 29%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 97% $25,528 $46,380 97%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 67% $29,145 $41,007 67%
Political Science and Government 99% $21,997 $54,254 99%
Psychology, General 88% $28,691 $35,445 88%
Public Health 72% $32,362 $38,559 72%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 58% $23,944 $67,846 58%
Religion/Religious Studies 89% $35,000 $37,208 89%
Security Science and Technology 73% $33,632 $43,000 73%
Sociology 99% $25,000 $45,618 99%

Salary Scores for APUS Master's Degrees

APUS ranks higher than 64% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 37% $37,866 $59,060 37%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 43% $32,242 $66,917 43%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 50% $35,712 $82,641 50%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 74% $33,602 $58,866 74%
Education, General 35% $46,703 $46,833 35%
Educational Administration and Supervision 43% Not Reported $54,192 43%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 91% $32,636 $50,856 91%
History 95% $34,986 $54,624 95%
Homeland Security 49% $30,927 $64,919 49%
International Relations and National Security Studies 96% $32,718 $77,715 96%
International/Global Studies 67% $27,146 $76,208 67%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 36% Not Reported $44,384 36%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 73% $31,052 $55,964 73%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 93% $41,770 $52,941 93%
Political Science and Government 67% $34,828 $54,252 67%
Psychology, General 37% $38,411 $41,565 37%
Public Administration 77% $34,417 $62,579 77%
Public Health 86% $46,701 $68,666 86%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 49% $49,077 $44,542 49%

Salary Scores for APUS Certificates

APUS ranks higher than 62% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 73% $7,125 $42,682 73%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 98% $9,500 $50,606 98%
Legal Support Services 22% Not Reported $29,685 22%
Real Estate 8% Not Reported $20,836 8%

American Public University System Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Samantha Rose ONeal 1/22/2021

There doesn't seem to be anywhere I can find a place on their website to make a suggestion and there is no contact email available. The thing I struggle most with this school is how they have their due dates set up. Class weeks start on Mondays and end on Sundays at 11:55 pm. Our discussion post over our weekly material is due by Thursday. That means we have only four workdays to read all of our material. It would be much more beneficial to all of us I believe if we were given the opportunity to have the whole... Read More

Not for me 11/20/2020

Condescending “teachers” that seem to have little to no idea on how to accomplish or explain tasks outside of what is written in the text. Terrible online class set-up and when you have problems or find glaring errors in a quiz or test they complain that they did not author the course so not their fault. One course instructor had to pull two quizzes due to incomplete or incorrect answers to the problems then took three weeks to fix all the problems, quizzes still had errors. Eight week classes do not allow... Read More