A History of Excellence and Leadership

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Established in 1998, 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, California Southern University, and Trident University International. The AIU System provides its members with the framework to serve 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. Each System member offers an 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), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

A Message from the AIU System President and Leaders

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