Introducing students to the WORLD OF IDEAS and preparing graduates for the WORLD OF WORK.
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American Pathways University provides an affordable, accessible, and authorized program of higher education, including general education in arts and sciences and specialized fields of study in vocational and academic majors that facilitate immediate and long-term changes in thinking, doing, and being as cornerstones for personal freedom, successful lives, vocational careers, financial self-reliance, and community leadership. These outcomes are served by a general education... [Read more]
American Pathways University (APU) has been authorized by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) to operate in the State of Colorado since 2004. For the listing of American Pathways University by the CDHE as a private institution of higher education, go to highered.colorado.gov. The CDHE has determined state authorization is probationary with the understanding that APU must make satisfactory progress in securing accreditation by a recognized US Department of Education... [Read more]
Accreditation is the primary means by which the quality of higher education and programs is assured. Accreditation is a voluntary, private and nongovernmental process, and a form of self-regulation in which colleges, universities and programs of higher education in the United States have come together to develop standards, policies, and procedures for self-examination and judgment by peers. The process includes Self-Study by the institution and Site-Visit evaluations by scholars... [Read more]
Student Financial Aid
APU does not participate in the Federal student financial aid program. However, the University offers qualified students an institutional tuition scholarship for up to 80% of tuition cost, depending on affiliation, residency, community service, and income—with the tuition and fees cost of a four-year bachelors degree as low as $3,200 after the 80% scholarship is applied. APU’s scholarship grants are similar to Federal Pell Grants that do not... [Read more]
The University Center, located in the central area of the city of Denver, supports APU classes that are held at various Instructional Sites called “Learning Centers” at convenient locations across the Denver Metropolitan area (see below). APU is a “campus without boundaries” because its academic programs and Learning Centers create an environment that empowers students to LEARN WITHOUT BOUNDARIES at locations near where they live. At the University... [Read more]