About AIUS


The System is led by the AIU System Board of Trustees and is overseen by an executive leadership team. The AIU System operates under a set of regulatory approvals, including institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The AIU System is committed to providing quality and accessible higher education opportunities for a diverse student population, including adult or non-traditional learners and the military community. The member institutions each offer educational experiences for students, while benefitting from a combined university network.

American InterContinental University understands the demands and challenges students face on a daily basis. As such, AIU allows students to pursue their education with the flexibility of attending online or on-campus. At AIU, students enjoy the following benefits:

  • Ability to choose from nearly 40 associate, bachelor’s, master’s degree programs and concentrations as well as certificates;
  • Online college classes that can be tailored to deliver the schedule flexibility students want;
  • Personalized support from knowledgeable faculty with real-world experience in their fields;
  • Learn anywhere, anytime with 24/7 tech support

In addition to a fully supported Online campus, AIU has two ground campuses in Atlanta, GA, and Houston, TX, for students to attend.

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California Southern University is an entirely different type of university designed with the learner in mind. As a distance learning institution, CalSouthern provides a 100% online educational experience to learners that includes monthly class starts. With over 40 years of operational history, the University offers over 20 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree, and certificate programs in the behavioral sciences, business, nursing, education, and criminal justice fields. Courses are taught by faculty who are practitioners in their fields.

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Trident University International’s learning approach helps students prepare to take their education further than they thought possible. Trident is made up of three key differentiators, which create a dynamic learning approach.

  1. EdActive Learning Model is unique because the learning outcomes help our students prepare for the workplace by enhancing their ability to think, to learn, and to solve problems.
  2. 100% accessible online programs, combined with no daily micromanagement promotes a flexible learning environment designed to enable adult learners to excel at a manageable pace.
  3. Affordability is key to the overall success for students. Trident keeps its tuition costs as low as possible, so students receive a quality education at an affordable cost.

Trident keeps its tuition costs as low as possible, so students receive a quality education at an affordable cost.

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Department of Professional & Continuing Education (DPCE)

This department offers academic credit and non-credit programs to any student across the System. Courses and programs offered by the DPCE are designed to provide students with additional pathways for development through continuing education. Students can complete 1) certificate programs – short programs, offered as IT bootcamps at DigitalCrafts – or 2) continuing education courses, including webinars, workshops, or trainings offered by any member institution. These programs may enable them to enter the workforce, advance in their career paths, or help them prepare for credential exams offered in the industry. Some of the courses may also be geared for personal or professional development.

DigitalCrafts (DC), a coding bootcamp, is included within the AIU System’s Department of Professional and Continuing Education and offers certificate programs. DC instructors have real-world experience in their fields and bring that expertise to their classrooms.

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Institutional Learning Outcomes

  1. Common Body of Knowledge

    Graduates should have acquired a common body of knowledge in the discipline.

  2. Communication

    Graduates should be able to communicate proficiently through professional writing and oral presentation to general and specialized audiences.

  3. Quantitative Reasoning

    Graduates should be able to analyze real-world data and information to draw conclusions and solve problems.

  4. Information Literacy

    Graduates should be able to identify, evaluate, and use valid information sources.

  5. Critical Thinking

    Graduates should be able to apply critical thinking skills to solve problems.

  6. Diversity

    Graduates should be able to contribute positively to a diverse human society within local and global contexts.

  7. Ethics

    Graduates should be able to demonstrate ethical behavior in personal and professional settings.

Outcomes Disclosure
The AIU System is committed to providing information and disclosures to help prospective students make an informed decision about their educational options. This information is provided on each member of the AIU System’s individual websites.

Embracing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The AIU System (AIUS) is committed to fostering a culture that embraces and celebrates the diversity of our rich community of students, staff, and faculty. We promote equity in all aspects of our operations and ensure inclusion at every level. We strive to value and respect the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our AIUS community to create a rich learning environment.

  • DIVERSITY: AIUS encourages and promotes a fully inclusive environment academically, culturally, personally, and professionally. As forged by its mission, vision, and values, AIUS ensures that every member of the AIUS community is valued and respected—regardless of their age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or any other consideration protected by federal, state, and/or local laws. AIUS's diverse administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated to the success of every student and enhancing the quality of the educational experience. AIUS's administration and faculty strive to enrich the curricula with ideas and viewpoints from diverse academic, cultural, personal, professional, and disciplinary perspectives. AIUS staff members commit to serving students with compassionate commitment and sensitivity to special needs.
  • EQUITY: AIUS is committed to promoting fairness in all that we do. Through equitable practices and policies, we strive to provide students, staff, and faculty with equal access to resources, opportunities, and advancement, ensuring that no one is held back by factors beyond their control.
  • INCLUSION: Inclusion is at the heart of the AIU System. Through offering programs and courses online, AIUS has the ability to attract students, staff, and faculty from varied backgrounds across the world. As a result, AIUS provides a community that is naturally inclusive. We are dedicated to educational equality and quality, ensuring that every voice is heard, valued, and respected.