Within Reach. Without Limits.

American Public University welcomes Retail Learning Institute members, where higher education can unlock higher purpose.

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When Your Goal Is Knowledge

You need a partner who is committed to your success. As you define and work toward your goals, whether it’s sharpening your knowledge of the latest trends or adapting to new responsibilities in our increasingly digital world, you can depend on American Public University (APU) to be here for you.

APU proudly helps retail industry professionals realize their learning goals through affordable, high-quality education. We help make your academic journey achievable with the convenience of monthly program starts and online courses.

APU is part of American Public University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Career-Relevant Education for Retail Industry Professionals

Here are a few of the programs to consider from our 200+ online degrees and certificates. Use our program finder to search others and identify the best fit for you.

Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

$270.75
Affordable Tuition

Your tuition will be $270.75/credit hour for undergraduate courses and $351.50/credit hour for master's and graduate certificate courses.

$250
Per Credit Hour

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

$0
Technology Fee

We waive the per-course technology fee for all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Military Tuition Grant-eligible master’s-level students.

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Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

$0
Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs

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Helping You Turn Ambition Into Reality

Accessible Learning

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

Be in Control

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

Efficient

APU evaluates and applies transfer credit for eligible academic coursework, job experience, ACE-evaluated training, CLEP credits, and military and public safety academy training, including POST, FLETA, BLET, or IFSAC.

Value for the Long Term

Our University System ranks in the top 11% for a return on investment

Recognized for Quality

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. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 20 students, and master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 11 students.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from retail, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and technology firms.

Future-Focused

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

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Find the degree or certificate that's right for you

Our program finder helps you search and compare a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Start your search here.

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How To Apply

Select Retail Learning Institute in the Affiliations and Memberships field to ensure you receive any relevant educational benefits.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs