American Public University System Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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American Public University System President Dr. Wade Dyke
Dr. Wade Dyke
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Pros
  • "The ability to work from home and flex time throughout the week for occasional accommodation needs(in 30 reviews)

  • "Remote job; free schooling if take APUS courses(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Check all other schools’ reviews that are as large as APUS(in 33 reviews)

  • "low pay, ever-increasing workloads, weekly log-in requirements could be burdensome(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Charles Town, WV

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay, support, incentives, management, community

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2. "I love working here"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Part-Time Faculty in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Every day I have the opportunity to shape my students' lives and make better versions of themselves. My boss and the admin support professionals are amazing!

    Cons

    I have not experienced any negative experiences.


  3. "Solid Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Advisor 

    I worked at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    They've nailed working from home long before 2020, the educational benefits are huge

    Cons

    There is minimum chance to move up and salaries are just a bit below decent. It's the other things that make this a good place to work (WFH, work-life balance, ed. benefits, general company culture etc.)

  4. "Great!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Appeals Specialist in Winchester, VA

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    Good professional experience Free higher education Online setting

    Cons

    Not applicable. Please see pros.

  5. "No advancement"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Full-time Faculty, Online in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    Immediate supervisors are amazing, remote work gives a lot of flexibility

    Cons

    ALWAYS working because there's no break between terms. Can't move up without a PhD. Pay is horrible.

  6. "Stable and reliable work environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Reliable class course load. Personable online work environment and personnel.

    Cons

    Unorganized course structure. Lack of sufficient discipline for plagiarism.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cheating Students Welcome!"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Online Adjunct Instructor in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    remote working from anywhere in the world

    Cons

    $130 per student for past 10yrs, no opportunities from part-time to full-time regardless of how well you perform unless you have a PhD, does not take systemic plagiarsim seriously

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  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Anatomy to do your job.

    Cons

    Low compensation and opportunity for growth.

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  9. "Great faculty support"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty 

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time

    Pros

    Faculty support & training opportunities

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedule since classes are not always consistent

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Look elsewhere"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Public University System part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    completely remote position, faculty meetings optional for part timers

    Cons

    low pay, ever-increasing workloads, weekly log-in requirements could be burdensome

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