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IPEDS ID: 460738
OPE ID: 04127700
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American Sentinel University
All programs offered completely via Distance education
2260 South Xanadu Way, Aurora, Colorado 80014-6510
General information:  (303) 991-1575
Website:  www.americansentinel.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  2,674 (1,444 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty15106
Instructional15106
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Undergraduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$10,800
Fees$300
Graduate student tuition and fees
Tuition$6,540
Fees$300
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Student tuition is locked for a period of time that is usually required to complete a degree program. Students do not need to prepay tuition in order to receive this benefit.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1133$375,928$2,827
Pell grants133$375,928$2,827
Federal student loans263$1,877,736$7,140
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment2,674
Undergraduate enrollment1,444
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment697
Graduate enrollment1,230
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 8%
Part-time: 92%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 11%
Female: 89%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 3%
25 and over: 97%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: -1%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: -1%
  • This institution does not admit full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 5%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 8%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-1d0d--
Management Information Systems, General-0d---
Management Science--5d--
Category total-1d5d--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-0d---
Computer Science--1d--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-0d---
Information Technology-0d2d--
Category total-0d3d--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--21d--
Nursing Administration-592d191d-6d
Nursing Education--63d104d-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other---34d-
Category total-592d275d138d6d
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1d2d0d--
Category total1d2d0d--
Grand total15952831386
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 6
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 15
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 15
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,364
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,315
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,262
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Distance Education Accrediting CommissionAccredited since (01/08/2005)01/31/2025
Higher Learning CommissionPreaccredited (06/30/2016 - 02/27/2020)
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (02/27/2020)08/31/2030
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical DoctorateAccredited since (01/01/2013)12/31/2026
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (03/02/2009)12/31/2024
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (03/02/2009)12/31/2019
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/182917.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate2.3%3.2%2.8%
Number in default121912
Number in repayment519593415
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)