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Who We Are

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) is a member of the Azusa Pacific System of universities, colleges, and learning institutions.

Sharing the mission and values of Azusa Pacific, APOU was created in response to the growing demographic of diverse students who aspire to further their education but are unable to attend a traditional physical campus institution.

Over the past several years, online education has become the fastest-growing segment of the higher education market nationwide. Today’s 17-percent growth rate for online enrollment at higher education institutions far exceeds the 1.2-percent growth for on-campus course enrollment. According to a recent online education survey conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, more than one in four college and university students now take at least one course online.

Statement of Compliance

Azusa Pacific Online University, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and university policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical status, or status as a veteran. The university also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and operation of university programs and activities. This policy is in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and Title III and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

From a student:
"Every time we set a goal and meet it we are motivated to set another. Throughout our lives we continually strive to accomplish greater things. I suppose that is why we are all at APOU."