American Public Education Inc was organized as a Virginia corporation in 1991, and reorganized in Delaware in 2002. The Company, together with its subsidiaries is a provider of online and campus-based postsecondary education to over 113,730 students that operates through two subsidiaries. American Public University System, Inc., provides online postsecondary education for military and public safety communities through American Military University, and American Public University. American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. National Education Seminars, Inc., operates as Hondros College, Nursing Programs and provides on-campus nursing education to students at four campuses in Ohio as well as online nursing education to serve the needs of the nursing and healthcare community. Hondros College, Nursing Programs is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools. Hondros College, Nursing Programs was acquired by the Company on November 1, 2013. All of the Company's institutions are licensed and is authorized to offer postsecondary education programs with state authorities as required and certified by the Department of Education to participate in student financial aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, or Title IV programs. The Company's operations are organized into two reportable segments; The American Public Education and The Hondros College, Nursing Programs segment. The American Public Education segment reflects historical operations of APEI prior to the acquisition of HCON and reflects operational activities at APUS and other corporate activities. APUS offers 91 degree programs and 92 certificate programs in fields of study related to national security, military studies, intelligence, homeland security, criminal justice, technology, business administration, education, health science, and liberal arts. These programs are offered online through AMU, which is designed to appeal to military students, and APU, which is designed to appeal non-military students. APUS currently serves approximately 112,400 students living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States, as well as in various international locations. APUS is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Hondros College, Nursing Programs offers a Diploma in Practical Nursing and an Associate Degree in Nursing at four campuses in Ohio, which are located in the suburban areas of Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Cleveland. HCON also offers an online registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program, which is referred as the RN-to-BSN program, predominantly to students in Ohio. These programs are offered to approximately 1,330 students. HCON is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools and the RN-to-BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. HCON's locations, and programs are approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools and the RN-to-BSN program is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. In addition, the Diploma in Practical Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The Company exercise rights associated with patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, domain names, agreements, and registrations to protect intellectual property. The Company secured rights to trademarks for names including American Public University System, American Military University, American Public University and their logos and acronyms of those terms. The Company competes with not-for-profit public and private two-year and four-year colleges as well as other for-profit schools that offer online learning programs.