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American InterContinental University - Online is a private for-profit institution situated in Schaumburg, Arizona. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of AIU Online.

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American InterContinental University - Online Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at AIU Online.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is American InterContinental University - Online?


Contact details for AIU Online are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2200 E Germann Rd, Schaumburg, IL 85286
Phone: 877-701-3800

How Do I Get Into AIU Online?

You can apply to AIU Online online at:

Since American InterContinental University - Online has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford American InterContinental University - Online?

78% Take Out Loans
15.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At AIU Online, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $6,465 a year. That adds up to $25,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AIU Online is 15.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

American InterContinental University - Online Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,471 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,830 undergraduate students at AIU Online, with 11,471 being full-time and 1,359 being part-time.


There are also 2,585 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,471 full-time undergraduates at AIU Online, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of American InterContinental University - Online students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 143
Black or African American 3,321
Hispanic or Latino 548
White 3,053
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4,406

Geographic Diversity

Arizona students aren't the only ones who study at American InterContinental University - Online. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 31 countries are represented at AIU Online. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Angola, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at American InterContinental University - Online

15,415 Took All Classes Online
15,415 Took At Least One Class Online
13.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 15,415 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at AIU Online has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of AIU Online Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at American InterContinental University - Online was $11,646 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how AIU Online is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Teacher Education #1 #1
Instructional Media Design #13 #7
Educational/Instructional Technology #13 #7
Teacher Education Grade Specific #16 #10
General Education #29 #16
General Education #29 #16

Online Growth Rankings of AIU Online

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at American InterContinental University - Online was 13.7%. This is the #525 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at AIU Online regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at AIU Online ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Education #31
General Education #85
General Education #85
Instructional Media Design #108
Educational/Instructional Technology #108
General Educational Leadership & Administration #123
Educational Administration #181
Teacher Education Grade Specific #258

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

American InterContinental University - Online Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Education 50 0 50
Educational/Instructional Technology 47 0 47
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 30 30
Teacher Education 2 0 2
TOTAL 99 30 129


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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