American Sentinel University

Aurora, CO 80014
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American Sentinel University is one of the nineteen private, for-profit 4-year colleges in Colorado. The campus is located in an urban area, in Aurora.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,637 students attend the school.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students2,637
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The American Sentinel University Master of Science Nursing program is an accredited distance nursing degree program.

It is intended to prepare nurses who intend to work in the nursing field to offer students a range of mobility and better career options.  The program offers students advanced theoretical and practical skills in five areas of specializations within the MSN program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application to the graduate program and acceptance by the university
  • A professional resume
  • Proof of a minimum of two years of full time professional experience as a Registered Nurse after licensure
  • Current, valid unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Baccalaureate level course work from an accredited program  
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts for all courses taken at the undergraduate or graduate level

Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Re-certification.

The school may require applicants to show transcripts for specific courses and prerequisite examinations may be required for specific graduate tracks. Applicants who are deemed to be insufficiently prepared may be required to sit for special examinations to meet undergraduate prerequisites.  

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 41 413
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 2
Master's degree 23 242
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3 18

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Institutional Accreditations
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
01/08/2005 - Current
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
06/30/2016 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
01/01/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2009 - Current


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Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$400/credit
In State Students$400/credit
Out of State Students$400/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$515/credit
In State Students$515/credit
Out of State Students$515/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000
ADN 70 $28,000 $28,000 $28,000
BSN 125 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
FNP 50 $25,750 $25,750 $25,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

No Info Available

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
American Sentinel University
2260 South Xanadu Way
Aurora, CO 80014

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