Graduation Data

The University calculates graduation rates based on the requirements stipulated by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. These rates indicate the percentage of students who begin a University program and who graduate in 150% of the required time for completion. All American Sentinel programs can be completed in two years of full time study, so graduation rates indicate what percentage of students who began three years ago have graduated in a specific year (students enrolling in a program but never taking a course are excluded from these calculations).

The likelihood of individual student success cannot be determined by looking at cohort graduation rates. However, the University makes strenuous efforts to match students with programs for which they are well-prepared and have outcomes aligned with student goals. As a result, this information on the graduation rates for individual programs is provided to give students an indication of the difficulty in program completion faced by similarly situated program entrants.

Graduation Rates by Program

 

RN-BSN

MSN **

DNP

MSBIA

MSISM

MBA-HC

Overall Graduation Rate (reported to DEAC)

2010

83%

77%

66%

2011

71%

88%

 

73%

67%

51%

2012

88%

69%

100%

76%

88%

45%

2013

84%

76%

53%

64%

56%

74%

2014

89%

71%

65%

14%*

50%

67%

81%

2015

91%

84%

83%

50%*

100%

94%

88%

Note that this chart only covers currently active academic programs, and the overall reported graduation rate prior to 2014 included many programs that have since been discontinued.

* Low enrollments contributed to low completion rate. Program revisions should positively impact rates moving forward.

** MSN graduation rate includes MSN and RN-MSN students.