Fast Facts

  • Founded: February 2006
  • History: American Sentinel University was founded when three nationally accredited institutions merged: the American Graduate School of Management (Denver, Colo.), Sentinel University (Denver, Colo.) and the American College of Computer and Information Sciences (Birmingham, Ala.).
  • CEO: Dr. Richard Oliver
  • President & Chief Academic Officer: Mary Adams
  • Accreditation: Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC; Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (Bachelor of Science Nursing and Master of Science Nursing programs); The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (Doctor of Nursing Practice program with specialty tracks in Educational Leadership, Executive Leadership and Informatics Leadership). Candidate for accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (HLC): 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604 (800) 621-7440. (MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is pending review for inclusion in the university’s programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.) 
  • Programs: six online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with no residency requirements; one certificate program with no residency requirements; one online doctoral degree program with one four-day residency
  • Student enrollment (as of December 31, 2016): 2,455 students
  • Alumni (as of January 1, 2017): over 5,900 worldwide
  • Faculty: 180+ full-time and adjunct faculty members (more than 70 percent hold doctorates)
  • Staff: 90+ academic administrators and staff
  • Headquarters: Aurora, Colorado
  • Student satisfaction: 96 percent based on Student Satisfaction Survey 2016

American Sentinel University, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Learning Solutions, Inc., or ALS. No single investor or affiliated group of investors holds more than a 24% stake in ALS. ALS has no role in nominating or confirming members of the American Sentinel Board of Trust, a self-governing body, that operates in accordance with the American Sentinel University Amended and Restated Charter of the Board of Trustees.