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American Sentinel University


American Sentinel University (ASU) is a private distance-learning institution which offers a variety of online degree programs for working professionals. The school was originally founded in 2006 through the merger of Sentinel University, the American College of Computer & Information Science (ACCIS), and American Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Although ASU is a completely online school, their business offices are currently headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. Online programs include concentrations in nursing and health care management. Students may earn associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees upon program completion.

American Sentinel University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC (Formerly Distance Education and Training Council-DETC).

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Points of Distinction

  • Completely online nursing and health care management degrees
  • Flexibility of study on the student's own time
  • Associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees awarded
  • Faculty with real-world experience
  • New student orientation


Faculty members at American Sentinel University include both full-time and adjunct professors. Instructors are subject-matter experts and are qualified to deliver a quality academic experience to their students. Faculty members have earned advanced degrees, with most holding doctoral degrees. Instructors bring real-world experience to their virtual classrooms, allowing students to gain the practical knowledge they need to succeed in their new professions.

Student Life

American Sentinel University students come from a variety of backgrounds and live in more than 120 different countries. Courses at the school are designed specifically to meet the needs of the online learner. Course work combines the use of textbooks, study guides, 3D virtual simulations, and other online resources. Students will interact with their professors and classmates through the use of discussion forums, student "lounges," and email. New students are offered the opportunity to complete a self-directed, one-month orientation course. Technical support and advising is provided throughout the student's enrollment. The university also offers student success advisors as well as alumni support options. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


  1. Home Page, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/
  2. About American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/about-american-sentinel-university
  3. Fast Facts, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/about-american-sentinel-university/fast-facts
  4. History of American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/about-american-sentinel-university/fast-facts/history-of-american-sentinel-university
  5. Accreditation, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/about-american-sentinel-university/american-sentinels-accreditation
  6. Faculty, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/about-american-sentinel-university/faculty-directory
  7. Programs, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/degree-programs
  8. Student Experience, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/student-experience
  9. Why American Sentinel is Right for You, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/student-experience/why-american-sentinel-is-right-for-you
  10. How the Courses Work, American Sentinel University, http://www.americansentinel.edu/student-experience/how-the-courses-work

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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