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American Sentinel University Overview

American Sentinel University is a private for-profit institution situated in Aurora, Colorado. The city atmosphere of Aurora makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is American Sentinel University Known For?

596 Undergraduate Awards
  • The 2% student loan default rate at American Sentinel University is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at American Sentinel University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 9% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average American Sentinel University student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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American Sentinel University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

American Sentinel University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#32 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#167 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at American Sentinel University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Online Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards American Sentinel University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#27 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#47 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual
#74 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is American Sentinel University?

Location of American Sentinel University

Contact details for American Sentinel University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2260 South Xanadu Way, Aurora, CO 80014-6510
Phone: 303-991-1575

How Do I Get Into American Sentinel University?

You can apply to American Sentinel University online at:

Can I Afford American Sentinel University?

2.3% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at American Sentinel University is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

American Sentinel University Undergraduate Student Diversity

109 Full-Time Undergraduates
83% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,444 undergraduate students at American Sentinel University, with 109 being full-time and 1,335 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  American Sentinel University

There are also 1,230 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 109 full-time undergraduates at American Sentinel University, 17% are male and 83% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  American Sentinel University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of American Sentinel University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of American Sentinel University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 74
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

Online Learning at American Sentinel University

2,674 Took All Classes Online
2,674 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at American Sentinel University. In 2017-2018, 2,674 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at American Sentinel University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 10th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of American Sentinel University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at American Sentinel University was -4.0%. This is the #187 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at American Sentinel University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of American Sentinel University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 17%
Health Professions 20%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 20%
Nursing 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at American Sentinel University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Geography & Cartography #5
Computer Science #11
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #12
Computer Systems Networking #14
Management Information Systems #28
Nursing #56
Computer Information Systems #58
Social Sciences #58
Information Technology #65
Computer & Information Sciences #83
Health & Medical Administrative Services #92
Business Administration & Management #117
Health Professions #125
Business, Management & Marketing #127

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

American Sentinel University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 592 6 254 138 990
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 21 0 21
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 5 0 5
Geography & Cartography 1 2 0 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 2 0 2
Business Administration & Management 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science 0 0 0 1 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 595 6 283 138 1,023


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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