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American Public Education to Present at Credit Suisse 10th Annual Global Services Conference

February 19, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2008--American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) - parent company of online learning provider American Public University System, which operates through American Military University and American Public University - announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, Wallace E. Boston, Jr. plans to address the financial community at the Credit Suisse 10th Annual Global Services Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. Boston's presentation will begin at 8:00 a.m. mountain time (10:00 a.m. eastern time) on Monday, February 25, 2008. A link to a live webcast of the presentation, as well as an audio replay, will be available to listeners who log in through American Public Education's investor relations website, The replay will be available in the webcast section for 90 days after the presentation.

About American Public Education, Inc.

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) is an online provider of higher education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities. American Public University System (APUS), wholly owned by APEI, comprises two universities - American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). Regionally and nationally accredited, APUS serves more than 30,000 students who live and work in all 50 states and more than 130 countries; and offers 57 degree programs and 48 certificate programs in fields ranging from homeland security, military studies, intelligence, and criminal justice to technology, business administration, public health, and liberal arts.

Forward Looking Statements

With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements are discussed in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: American Public Education, Inc.
Chris Symanoskie
Director, Investor Relations

SOURCE: American Public Education, Inc.