Are you considered an American University?

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographic or societal constraints. 

University of the People is an American university accredited by the Distance Education Accreditting Commission (DEAC), and approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to award degrees. The California BPPE issued its approval for UoPeople to award degrees, including the awarding of degrees through distance education.