A Global Leader in Online Education
Trident is a U.S. based, globally available leader in online education. Students choose Trident because it has been well respected and admired by students, faculty, staff, and employers throughout its history.
Our outstanding reputation as an online university along with our regional accreditation, makes Trident a great choice for thousands of students around the world.
At Trident, you will be rewarded with an exceptional environment for learning and critical thinking. You will feel welcomed and encouraged by lively and accessible faculty. You can experience an innovative teaching approach with our EdActive™ learning model. With guidance from a friendly and supportive community, you will find the balance to manage classes, work, and life. You will have the opportunity to guild new skills and develop your mindset to help achieve your goals.
A History of Excellence and Leadership
Established in 1998, Trident University International was the first 100% online university to gain regional accreditation from WSCUC. Trident has a specially designed learning model unique in online education. The University is also alma mater to nearly 32,000 military, veteran and adult learners, which showcases its ability to cater to the needs of students with diverse professional backgrounds.
Whether active duty military and their families or civilians, Trident students share a desire to excel and make a difference in the world by taking their education to the next level. In 2020, Trident was acquired by American InterContinental University and welcomed into the overall AIU community.
One University Network
The American InterContinental University System (or the “AIU System”) is comprised of American InterContinental University and Trident University International. In November 2020, the AIU System was established to give Trident and AIU the framework to continue serving their unique student populations while existing as a single entity.
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. Trident and AIU each offer exceptional education experience for students while benefitting from a combined university system.
The American InterContinental University System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Perdoceo Education Corporation (formerly Career Education Corporation) acquired American InterContinental University in 2001.