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.).
  • Awards: G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009); Military Advanced Education Top Military-Friendly University (2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09); “Best Online Programs 2014” U.S. News & World Report, MSN program
  • CEO: Dr. Richard Oliver
  • President: 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)
  • 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 1, 2015): 2,697 students
  • Military students: 10% (military students and military students’ spouse 16%)
  • Living U.S. alumni (as of December 1, 2015): over 5,500 worldwide
  • Faculty: 180+ full-time and adjunct faculty members (more than 53 percent hold doctorates)
  • Student-to-faculty: 21:1
  • Staff: 90+ academic administrators and staff
  • Headquarters: Aurora, Colorado
  • Student satisfaction: 96 percent based on Student Satisfaction Survey 2015
  • Student Demographics (as of April 30, 2015):
    • Full-time students 17%/ Part-time students 83%
    • Undergraduate 47%/Graduate 53%
    • Female 87%/ Male 13%
    • Minorities 16%
    • Average age:44 years

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.