• Address: 1660 S. Albion St., Suite 525 Denver, Colorado 80222

  • Phone Number: 800-373-7814

  • Website: http://www.aspen.edu/

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About Aspen University

Aspen University is a distance learning university which was established back in the year 1987 under the name 'International School of Information Management' (ISIM). The university was renamed again in the year 2003 to its current name, after the change in ownership. It offers online certifications for students worldwide in various domains of knowledge.

The private for-profit type university is located and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, United States.

The university has over 2,729 students enrolled in the university from different parts of the United States as well as the World.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 6:1.

  • Aspen University address is 1660 S. Albion St., Suite 525 Denver, Colorado 80222.

The university offers several facilities and services to its online students in order to make the educational experience better for the students. Services such as financial aids, military-friendly programs, and many more are offered to the students.


Aspen University Online

The university offers various programs for the students and is based solely on the distance education platform. The online programs offered by the university are designed to offer the students a chance to pursue higher education from anywhere and anytime, based on the convenience of the students.

  • The university allows students the convenience of transfer of credits.

  • The university offers various Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate programs as well as Certification programs.

  • The Aspen University student portal helps the students to get to know about a wide variety of information related to the course. The students can access the information regarding the attendance details, the scores and performance review, and assignments from this portal. Click here to login into the student portal.

  • The Aspen University student login is an online application for the students to register and stay updated with the daily affairs of the university.


Aspen University Schools

  • School of Nursing

  • School of Business and Technology

  • School of Education

  • School of Professional Studies


Aspen University Tuition

  • The tuition fee of the university differs based on the program you are applying for.

  • The average tuition fees and cost per credit for different degrees are listed below.

Degree Type Average Tuition Fees Average Cost per Credit
Associate $9,000 $150
Bachelor  $14,795 $166
Master  $13,105 $325
Doctorate  $26,377 $450
Certificate $3,900 $325

Aspen University Majors

The university offers around 9 different disciplines, few of which are listed below.

Education Nursing
Criminal Justice Health Science
Computer Science Business Management

Aspen University Programs and Degrees

The university is known for offering one of the best Associate degree programs alongside 101 different online programs, some of which are mentioned below.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Associate of Applied Science
Certificate in Project Management Certificate in eLearning Pedagogy 
Master of Business Administration Doctor of Science in Computer Science

Aspen University Financial Aid

The university students are eligible for various financial aids. 

The students interested in the financial assistance must fill up the FAFSA forms. The federal school code of Aspen University is 040803.

Federal Aids available for the students are Pell Grant. Federal Direct Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans.

Military Aids are also offered to the students such as GI Bill.


Aspen University Accreditation

The university is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Aspen University Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Aspen University Reviews

Some of the reviews provided by several students are listed below.

  • The university offers flexibility which is the most important factor for working professionals.

  • The teaching approach of this university is one of the best and the teachers are approachable and helpful.

  • The university is one of the best for online nursing programs.

Aspen University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Denver, Colorado

FAFSA/Federal School Code

040803
Also see:
What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

DEAC
Also see:
What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Military Friendly, G.I Bill

Data Source: http://www.aspen.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Aspen University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 6: 1
Total Population 2,729
Student Population Full Time: 171 Part Time: 2,558
Gender Division Male: 20 % Female: 80 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Aspen University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Aspen University

School of Education

Majors available

Education

School of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing Health Science

School of Professional Studies

Majors available

Education Information Systems

School of Business and Technology

Majors available

Business Management Information Technology

Aspen University Admissions and Application Requirement


Admissions Requirements for Aspen University

Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

  • The candidate must submit a completed application form.

  • The candidate must possess a High School Diploma/GED or an equivalent. This is not required if the candidate has a minimum of 15 college-level credits from a CHEA accredited institution or any other international equivalent.

  • The candidate must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in all their previous high school and/or college education.

Program Specific Requirements

Candidates opting for the RN to BSN Program need to have an associate degree in Nursing (AND/ASN) or a diploma in nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and in the past 5 years, the candidate must have had a minimum of 1 year of nursing experience as a registered nurse (RN).

Note: Candidates opting for associate’s or bachelor’s degree will have to complete an Introduction to Communications to receive an Unconditional Acceptance.


Graduate Degree Requirements

  • Candidates need to submit a completed application form.

  • The candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree from an institution accredited by CHEA

Course Specific Requirements 

Degree Degree Requirements
RN to MSN Bridge Program
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (AND/ASN) or a diploma in nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Minimum 1 year of nursing experience within the past 5 years

Master of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Minimum 1 year of nursing experience within the past 5 years

Master of Business Administration- Finance
  • Professional experience in finance, accounting or any of the related field                                                        or
  • Undergraduate program at an accredited university with a major/minor in finance or accounting                                                                              or
  • 2 finance classes of graduate level from an accredited university.
Master of Science in Information Systems-Web Development and Application Development
  • Undergraduate program on information systems from an accredited university                                      or
  • 2 courses of undergraduate level on information systems

Note - Registered Nurses who have been granted licenses outside of the United States, US territory or Canada are not eligible to apply


Doctorate Degree Requirements

  • Candidates must submit a completed application.

  • Candidate’s resume/curriculum vitae.

  • Candidate must submit official transcripts of their master’s degree from an institution accredited by CHEA or any international equivalent.

  • The candidate must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  • Candidates must submit a statement of goals.

Note: All the official transcripts must be sent directly to the registrar office from the candidate’s previous Institute/s via mail or secure electronic service.  


Technical Requirements

Candidates applying for online programs at Aspen University need to have access to following

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (service pack 3 for 32-bit, service pack 2 for 64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and higher
  • IOS 6 and higher
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and higher
  • Blackberry 7 and higher

Browser Support

  • Internet Explorer 9 and higher
  • Firefox 24 and higher
  • Chrome 32 and higher
  • Safari 5.1 and higher

Additional Browser Support Info

  • Adobe Flash 10.1 or greater
  • Javascript and Cookies must be enabled

Aspen University’s Website and Student Portal

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (service pack 3 for 32-bit, service pack 2 for 64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and higher

Browser Support

  • Internet Explorer 9 and higher
  • Firefox 24 and higher
  • Chrome 32 and higher
  • Safari 5.1 and higher

Other Software Needed

  • Javascript and Cookies must be enabled

 

Aspen University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,965 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Varies
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Direct Loan $4,500 U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university Varies
Direct PLUS Loans $7,193 U.S.citizen or eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student in university Varies

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.aspen.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 16% $3,965
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 19
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $24,563
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,293
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://https://www.aspen.edu/payment-methods#military
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 61 $600
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 7 $1,078
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 54 $539

Data Source: http://www.aspen.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Aspen University FAQ

  Is Aspen University nationally accredited?


Yes. It is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

  Does Aspen University accept financial aid?


Yes. Aspen University accepts financial aid from the students. 

  What is the FAFSA/federal school code for Aspen University?


The FAFSA/federal school code for Aspen University is 040803.

  Is Aspen University an online university?


Yes. Aspen University is an online university.

  Does Aspen University offer online Nursing programs?


Yes. Aspen University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing.

  How will the students be able to communicate with the instructors?


Students are given official email ID of instructors to communicate with them.

  Does Aspen University accept international students?


Yes. Aspen University accepts international students if they meet the eligibility criteria.

  How many proctor exams student should attend prior to graduation?


Students should attend 2 proctor exams before the completion of graduation.

  How are the courses structured in Aspen University?


Courses in Aspen Universty are 8 weeks long along with the assignments.

  Do Aspen University Nursing programs are accredited?


Yes. Aspen University Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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