APUS will celebrate over 14,000 accomplished graduates at the in-person launch June 17-18
“We are honored and thrilled to celebrate all of our graduates’ accomplishments in person,” said APUS Provost Dr. Vernon C. Smith. “While the pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, including education, it has also instilled great perseverance and resilience in the Class of 2022. They kept striving, and now they are ready to succeed in the next chapters of their lives.”
This year’s class includes more than 8,600 military service members and more than 2,600 veterans, and includes students who graduated in the previous 12 months. Awards by degree level for the Class of 2022 include nearly 3,300 master’s degrees, more than 7,700 bachelor’s degrees, more than 3,300 associate’s degrees, and the University’s first ever Ph.D. As a fully online university, this year’s graduates represent more than 25 countries across five continents.
In addition to the Class of 2022, approximately 41,000 alumni of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 who previously had virtual ceremonies can also attend the beginning in person.
About the American Public University System
American public university system (APUS) provides accessible and affordable online higher education to adult learners from all backgrounds. APUS, a five-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Public University as well as American Military University, the leading provider of higher education for US military and veterans. * With over 116,000 alumni worldwide, APUS is accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HLC), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. APUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI). For more information, visit www.apus.edu.
*Based on Department of Defense FY 2019 tuition assistance and Veterans Administration student enrollment data, as reported by Military Times, 2020.
Director of Public Relations, APEI
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