Post University a private, for-profit university in Waterbury, Connecticut had agreed to acquire American Sentinel University, a for-profit university based in Aurora, Colorado, offering distance-learning healthcare and nursing focused degrees and certificate programmes.

Post University is a regionally accredited university with more than 14,000 online students.

When the transaction is completed, American Sentinel University will become the American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Post University. While it will cease to operate as an independent institution after the merger, the institution will continue to offer the same programmes, with accompanying support services, using the same faculty and the same curriculum.

John L Hopkins, president and chief executive of Post University, said: “We’re eager to be adding American Sentinel’s fully online nursing and healthcare programmes to our programme offerings. The addition of American Sentinel’s programmes, administration, faculty and infrastructure as a division of Post University will allow the leveraging of strengths and talents to create additional educational opportunities for current and future students. We feel there are already so many great synergies such as affordability, a commitment to innovation in online education and technology, as well as offering unmatched personalised student support.”

Mary Adams, president of American Sentinel University, added: “We are very pleased about becoming part of Post University and believe this merger is in the best interest of our students to ensure growth and innovation in light of the rapidly changing healthcare and higher education landscape. While we are a thriving institution today, joining Post University will make us stronger with access to enhanced support, expertise and resources. We believe our students, faculty, staff, healthcare partners and schools using our digital simulations will all benefit from this agreement.”

Date published: 3 February 2021

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