American Public Ups IPO Range

American Public Education Inc., a Charles Town, West Va.-based provider of online postsecondary education for the military and public service communities, has increased its IPO price range from $15-$17 per share to $18-$19 per share. It still plans to offer 4.69 million common shares and trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol APEI. William Blair & Co. and Piper Jaffray are serving as co-lead underwriters. Shareholders include ABS Capital Partners (41.4% pre-IPO stake) and Camden Partners (10.3%). www.apus.edu