History & Mission

Apollos University (Apollos) was established with the mission to provide higher education to qualified students that might not be able to attend or afford a traditional university. The University was originally founded in August, 2004 as a non-profit university. Later the non-profit corporation was closed and today’s for-profit corporation was established in May, 2005. The new University was named Apollos University of California with a “doing business as” (DBA) Apollos University.

The University successfully grew and proved itself to be a student centered university. Its first graduation was held in July 2007 and the graduates have all, without exception, made significant improvements in their professional lives based upon the knowledge and encouragement they received from their Apollos University degree programs.

In its continued strive for quality; the Board of Directors authorized the Executive Board to pursue 3rd party accreditation. 

Apollos applied for accreditation in 2010 and received accreditation status in January 2012. The university is now an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

On October 1, 2016, Apollos University closed its office in California and moved to Great Falls, Montana. This move was made in order for Apollos to reside in a state that is a part of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) association. The current address is as follows.



Apollos University

600 Central Avenue, Suite 215

Great Falls, Montana 59401


Apollos has remained true to its original mission of providing higher education to qualified students via online technologies and mediums. Today, the university has students throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Apollos serves working professionals from around the globe who would not be able to leave their jobs to enroll in a traditional, brick and mortar university.

Mission Statement

Apollos University is an academic institution of higher learning that is dedicated to the principle of providing the highest quality education at an affordable tuition rate for students who seek to increase their career advancement opportunities and enhance their leadership skills. Our programs are built on a foundation of knowledge transfer, application of knowledge, critical thinking, and research skills. Apollos’ programs are offered worldwide through an online, distance learning methodology designed to meet the needs of the global student while providing individualized service to our students.

University Goals

  • UG 1. Develop and reinforce leadership skills in its faculty members and students.
  • UG 2. Promote academic scholarship.
  • UG 3. Provide individualized student centered instruction and services.
  • UG 4. Provide a flexible educational environment.
  • UG 5. Enhance critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and information literacy skills.
  • UG 6. Inspire faculty and students toward lifelong learning.
  • UG 7. Provide communities and organizations with skilled and ethically minded leaders.
  • UG 8. Break down educational barriers by utilizing up to date distance education technologies.
  • UG 9. Maintain a sustainable university that strives to continuously improve the quality of its programs and support services.
  • UG 10. Promote an environment of academic freedom founded on principles of educational equity and diversity

University Objectives

  • UO 1.   To provide appropriate instruction resulting in knowledge pertinent to the field of study.
  • UO 2.   To maintain an academically qualified faculty dedicated to fulfilling the educational goals of the institution and its students.
  • UO 3.   Academic degrees and certificate programs designed to meet the needs and interests of the community it serves.  
  • UO 4.   To provide technologies and resources that support the courses of study and enable students to successfully progress through the program.
  • UO 5.   To maintain evidence that the education provided is successful in meeting student goals and satisfaction.
  • UO 6.   To maintain accreditation and legal authorizations.
  • UO 7.   To provide documented support that the institution is effectively achieving its mission through a process of assessment and planning.