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Name of Institution: American Graduate University

Office Address:
2433 Coolidge Ave.
Oakland, CA 94601

Phone: 1 (877) 351-9060
Fax: 1 (626) 915-1709

Year Founded: 1969

First Accredited: 1998

Next Scheduled Review: 2023

President: Paul McDonald

Accreditation and Agency Contact Information:


1601 18th St., N.W.
Suite 2
Washington, DC 20009-2529
Phone: 202-234-5100

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. DEAC is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).


One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-955-6126

State License and Contact Information:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 N. Market Blvd., Ste. 225
P.O. Box 980818
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 916-574-8900

Tuition: $325 per credit hour (all course materials included)

Participation in Funding Programs:

Veterans’ Education Benefits


Three out of four AGU students receive tuition-based financial assistance from the Federal Government, including the DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs. AGU offers an interest-free per course tuition payment plan.


DAU Strategic Partner – Defense Acquisition University
NCMA Learning Partner – National Contract Management Association
PMI Global Registered Education Provider – Project Management Institute
  Member – Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
MFS GI Jobs Military Friendly School

Mission Statement:

The mission of the American Graduate University is to develop and deliver quality graduate distance education at a reasonable cost in the areas of acquisition and contract management, project/program management, supply chain management, and overall leadership and general management that meets and exceeds the needs of its students.


  • Master of Acquisition Management
  • Master of Contract Management
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Leadership and Management
  • MBA – Acquisition and Contracting Concentration
  • MBA – Project/Program Concentration
  • MBA – Supply Chain Management Concentration
  • MBA – General Management Concentration
  • Master’s Certificate in Acquisition and Contracting
  • Master’s Certificate in Project/Program Management
  • Master’s Certificate in Financial Management and Pricing
  • Master’s Certificate in Supply Chain Management
  • Master’s Certificate in Management

Success Indicators:

Average Graduation Rate:

Master of Acquisition Management: 71%

Master of Contract Management: 72%

Master of Project Management: 85%

Master of Business Administration: 45%

Master of Supply Chain Management: 67%

Average Program Completion Rates: 68%

Percentage of Students Surveyed
Who Responded that They:

Achieved their learning goals: 92%
Would recommend the university to a friend: 97%
Were satisfied with their studies: 97%

Percentage of Graduates Surveyed Who Responded That They:

Acquired job or work related skills: 93%
Learned to think critically and analytically: 98%
Learned to solve complex real-world problems: 93%
Learned something that changed the way they understood an issue or concept: 98%

Received a job promotion as a result of their degree: 37%
Received an increase in pay after earning their degree: 45%

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Reporting Data
   Annual Report – 2020

   School Performance Fact Sheets - 2021

State Authorization
American Graduate University is registered with, in the process of applying to, or seeking exemptions from various States and US Territories.

* Maryland Students - Please find the state authorization status, refund and complaint policy here

* Georgia Students may file a complaint with the GNPEC Office, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084-5305. Ph: (707) 414-3300



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