Retention Data

Data on retention rates collected through IPEDS reporting, and available on the College Navigator website (https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/) examines only the percentage of first-year, first-time higher education students returning for a second year of study.  As all of American Sentinel’s current programs are designed for students with significant prior higher education students (at the graduate level, and including the RN-BSN program that presumes two years of completed study), these rates provide little insight into the University’s ability to promote the success of first-year students, and little basis for comparison to other institutions.

In an effort to provide meaningful data, American Sentinel has calculated retention rates using as its sample all students beginning study at the University in a cohort year. Students who enroll in a program but never actually begin a course (Non-Starts) are excluded from this calculation. Overall, American Sentinel has an average retention rate since 2009 of 77%.

Retention Rates by Year (excluding non-starts)

Year Enrolled

Retention Rate

2009

73%

2010

75%

2011

79%

2012

80%

2013

76%

YTD 2014

75%

TOTAL

77%

The University believes that program-specific data provides a better indication of the likelihood of similarly situated program entrants continuing their studies beyond the initial year.

Retention Rates by Program

Year Enrolled

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

YTD 2014

Average

RN-BSN

82%

88%

86%

85%

79%

77%

83%

MSN

83%

74%

75%

79%

77%

76%

77%

DNP

80%

79%

96%

83%

90%

86%

MSBIA

69%

50%

45%

69%

22%

33%

51%

MSISM

71%

73%

83%

73%

67%

100%

75%

MBA-HC

63%

82%

71%

74%

61%

50%

67%