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Earn Your AS in Accounting Online

American Public University is a leader in providing career-relevant education in accounting. And each accounting degree is completed entirely online.

Accounting is a multifunctional discipline that affects all aspects of business and organizational operations. American Public University offers an Associate of Arts in Accounting for individuals and professionals interested in developing specific accounting skills. This foundational program is designed to develop core business requirements and help individuals qualify for advanced degree programs. Students gain a working understanding of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing best practices.

APU provides its accounting degree program entirely online, giving students the opportunity to fit a quality accounting degree into their busy lives. Students learn from practicing instructors, many who are leaders in accounting, business, and interrelated studies. The curriculum provides students a well-rounded education by exploring core subjects such as business strategy development, financial statement analysis, budgeting, economics, management, and business ethics. Students are presented various financial statements and are taught to record, present, and analyze key financial data.


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HLC Accreditation

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Helping You Save on Your Associate

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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For Return on Investment

Reflecting our commitment to deliver value.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

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Why You Should Earn This Associate From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students.

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