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About Aspen University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

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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. 

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.

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Online Education at Aspen University

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.


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.

Location & Contact


1660 South Albion Street Suite 525


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Phone: 3033334224
Fax: 3033334224
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Admissions Requirements

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.

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Aspen University is 100% and the admission difficulty at AU is low. It is easy for any student with a non-traditional course interest can enter this university. Since it is a regionally accredited online university. Anyone who's interested in pursuing their education in the comfort of their place can apply here.

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Registered Nursing, Administration,...

134 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

19 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

6 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

6 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

6 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

3 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

2 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates


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US National: 44%



US National: 56%


15% White

65% Unknown

10% Black

6% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

0 Non Resident alien

2% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

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The university students are eligible for various financial aids. 

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

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