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
  • Institutional Accreditation: Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC): 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202.234.5100. Candidate for Institutional 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.)
  • Programmatic Accreditation: American Sentinel’s RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and Master of Science Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a specialized professional accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. American Sentinel’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program with four specializations is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
  • Programs: six online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with no residency requirements; one certificate program with no residency requirements; four online doctoral degree programs with one four-day residency. (In order to focus its program offerings on healthcare, American Sentinel discontinued programs in Business, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, and Management Information Systems between 2011 and 2015.)
  • Student enrollment (as of December 31, 2016): 2,455 students
  • Alumni (as of January 1, 2018): 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.