The university was founded in 1991 by Major James P. Etter (USMC, retired) as American Military University.
Operations began in January 1993 with the enrollment of 18 graduate students.
In June 1995 AMU became nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). In January of the following year, the school introduced its first undergraduate programs.
In 1998 AMU made the transition from correspondence-based learning to online learning.
By Sam Blumenfeld Printed in Practical Homeschooling #30, 1999.
In 2002 AMU expanded to become American Public University System and established American Public University, intended primarily for civilians interested in public service programs.
|Company Name||Founded Date||Revenue||Employee Size||Job Openings|
American Public University System1991
The College of Health Care Professions1988
U.S. Department of Education1979