American Sentinel University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,800
9.76% growth from 2018
2017 Student Loan
1.52%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
2,724
36.9% Full-Time

About

American Sentinel University is a higher education institution located in Arapahoe County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at American Sentinel University were Nursing Administration (592 degrees awarded), Geographic Information Science & Cartography (2 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (1 degrees).

In 2019, 1,023 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at American Sentinel University. 89.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 10.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (741 degrees), 6.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at American Sentinel University is $10,800, which is $-3,700 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at American Sentinel University is $10,800, which is $-3,700 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2019, 9% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,800
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at American Sentinel University was $10,800. The cost of tuition at American Sentinel University is $-3,700 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

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2019 Value

In 2019 American Sentinel University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of American Sentinel University grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

9%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

9% of undergraduate students at American Sentinel University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 9% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.52%
2017 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at American Sentinel University was 1.52%, which represents 7 out of the 462 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

American Sentinel University has a total enrollment of 2,724 students. The full-time enrollment at American Sentinel University is 1,006 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,718. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at American Sentinel University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at American Sentinel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 4.88% Asian, 3.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.294% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at American Sentinel University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (55.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.7%) and White Male (6.29%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (62.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (10.4%) and White Male (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at American Sentinel University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,724 students. The full-time enrollment at American Sentinel University is 1,006 and the part-time enrollment is 1,718. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at American Sentinel University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at American Sentinel University was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), American Sentinel University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,906
  2. Black or African American
    303
  3. Asian
    133

The enrolled student population at American Sentinel University is 70% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 4.88% Asian, 3.6% Hispanic or Latino, 3.41% Two or More Races, 1.58% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.294% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 813 more women than men received degrees from American Sentinel University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at American Sentinel University is white (741 degrees awarded). There were 6.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at American Sentinel University is Nursing Administration (592 degrees awarded), followed by Geographic Information Science & Cartography (2 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (1 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at American Sentinel University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (1,011 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (3 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (3 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Sentinel University are Registered nurses (1,476,386 people), Accountants & auditors (1,055,660 people), Other managers (989,704 people), Software developers (672,976 people), and Financial managers (578,477 people).

The most specialized majors at American Sentinel University are Health (1,011 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (3 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (3 degrees), and Business (6 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Sentinel University are Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at American Sentinel University are Health (1,011 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (3 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (3 degrees), and Business (6 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at American Sentinel University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,839,226 people), Computer Systems Design (1,123,415 people), Elementary & secondary schools (906,471 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (688,415 people), and Banking & related activities (629,273 people).

The most specialized majors at American Sentinel University are Health (1,011 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (3 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (3 degrees), and Business (6 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by American Sentinel University.
Most Common
  1. 592 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at American Sentinel University was Nursing Administration with 592 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

105
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
918
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 105 degrees were awarded to men at American Sentinel University, which is 0.114 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (918).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 83 degrees were awarded to men at American Sentinel University in Nursing Administration, which is 0.118 times less than the 706 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 706 degrees were awarded to women at American Sentinel University in Nursing Administration, which is 8.51 times more than the 83 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at American Sentinel University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    741 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    122 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at American Sentinel University is white (741 degrees awarded). There were 6.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (122 degrees).

3.91% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    673 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    106 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    68 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at American Sentinel University is white female (673 degrees awarded). There were 6.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (106 degrees).

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Operations

American Sentinel University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, American Sentinel University had a total salary expenditure of $15.7M. American Sentinel University employs 6 Associate professors, 5 Assistant professors, and 3 No academic ranks. Most academics at American Sentinel University are Female Associate professors (6), Female Assistant professors(5), and Female No academic ranks (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Sentinel University are: Sales and related, with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

American Sentinel University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of American Sentinel University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, American Sentinel University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.84M
2019 Salaries
11.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, American Sentinel University paid a median of $7.84M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($15.7M) and a 11.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.78% decline from 2017 and a 0.0108% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.42M
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2019, American Sentinel University paid a total of $1.42M to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 18.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
6 Employees
Sales and related
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at American Sentinel University were Associate professor with 6 employees; Assistant professor with 5 employees; and Assistant professor with 3 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at American Sentinel University were Sales and related with 23 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at American Sentinel University was Female Associate professor with 6 employees, Female Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Female No academic rank with 3 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at American Sentinel University.

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