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American Sentinel University Granted Initial Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission

DENVER, CO. – March 5, 2020 – American Sentinel University today announced that it has been granted initial accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Earning HLC accreditation is a major achievement that demonstrates the credibility and excellence of the University.

“American Sentinel University is proud to receive accreditation from HLC,” said Dr. Richard Oliver, Chief Executive Officer of American Sentinel University. “This is an important occasion for our school and most importantly our students. This affirms that our quality degree programs meet or exceed the highest standards and criteria. Our University is now nationally and regionally accredited and our nursing programs are programmatically accredited, assuring our students that they are receiving the best education possible.”

At its meeting on February 27, 2020, the HLC Board of Trustees voted to grant American Sentinel University initial accreditation after a four-year candidacy period and after considering materials from the most recent comprehensive evaluation, including, but not limited to: the Assurance Filing submitted by American Sentinel, the report from the comprehensive evaluation team, the report of the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) Hearing Committee and the institutional responses to these reports.

American Sentinel adds regional accreditation to its national accreditation with the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and programmatic accreditations with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The University will work tirelessly over the coming years to ensure its programs continue to meet the standards of its accrediting bodies.

About American Sentinel University American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), of 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,, and regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), of 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604,