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We Help You Move the World Forward

You keep the world moving. Now it’s time for you to do the same with your education. Move forward with a leader in online higher education, American Public University (APU), to become the critical thinker and problem solver who is able to contribute at a higher level to your organization’s success.

We help transportation, logistics, and manufacturing professionals just like you achieve their goals with flexible, convenient, and affordable learning options. Preparing for certification? Interested in a degree or certificate? Choose from APU’s 200+ degrees and certificates that start monthly and feature 100% online courses.

American Public University is part of American Public University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the same as Ohio State and the University of Chicago.

Career-Relevant Programs for Transportation, Logistics, and Manufacturing Professionals

Choose from 200+ online degrees and certificates in today’s sought-after fields. Here are a few for you to consider. Use our program finder to search others and find the best one for you.

Helping You Turn Ambition Into Reality

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.

Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide textbooks/ebooks at no cost to all undergraduate, doctoral, and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.

Entrance Exams

We have lifted barriers that can prevent from you starting your educational journey quickly.

Application Fee

Our application can be completed at any time during the year at no cost. Programs start monthly. Apply today!

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Quality Higher Education is Within Reach

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online. Most courses run in 8-week formats and feature weekly schedules with no set login times. Programs start each month, so you can decide when to begin.

Save Time

Transfer credit can enable you to complete your program more quickly and save money. At no cost to you, APU will evaluate and apply transfer credit for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Value for the Long Term

APU ranks in the top 2% for a return on investment compared to colleges and universities nationwide, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce report, A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges, 2020, based on the 20-year net present value (NPV) for completers who received federal financial aid.

Recognized for Quality

APU is part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS). Several APU programs also have specialty accreditation from external organizations. Specialty accreditation adds a level of rigor to the curriculum and demonstrates to employers that graduates of these programs have achieved the required knowledge and skills to perform in their professions.


Need an ally to help you stay motivated? APU’s peer mentoring program may provide the support you need. Plus, our academic advisors are available to answer your questions 7 days a week. You also have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty who are skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in their real-world experiences. They bring their professional insights from roles involving transportation, logistics, supply chain, and manufacturing.

Your Time To Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU's online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students, and master’s-level classes average 10 students.

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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 Reverse Logistics Association (RLA) in the Affiliations and Memberships field to ensure you receive any relevant educational benefits.

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