Aspen University Reviews

  • 208 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
79% of 208 students said this degree improved their career prospects
78% of 208 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Brande Mazzeo
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was impressed with the flexibility and interest the success of the students. My academic advisor made sure resources were available through out the course of study. The professors made sure I was comfortable with assignments and that I understood."
Panzene Brown
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I’m glad I’m done, but I’m really glad I choose this school. I had a wonderful experience. The teachers responded very quickly at anytime and we’re very helpful when I needed explanation’s on any of the material. They were also very flexible as well when I needed more time for assignment submissions."
Kimberly Crouch
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"This was a very convenient and flexible educational journey. The ease of accessing the classes and great academic opportunities was very rewarding. I would recommend this online experience to my friends and family. This was a very rewarding g program."
mariam samba
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"The online courses were convenient, the final exam was reasonable. I love the the BSN program because my monthly payment is reasonable and I don't have to worry about student loan. I will recommend this program to friends and family. I am really excited for completing BSN online. I think it was a great journey for me and will add knowledge and value to my current position. Thanks to Aspen University faculty."
Michelle Vann
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Two words “Great School” and great experience. Very helpful faculty and easy to communicate with which is very important when you’re taking classes remotely. I am going back now to complete my MSN definitely sticking with Aspen. Very affordable and efficient courses with clear expectations. Great job Aspen."
Christy Shaunte' Justice
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"This has been a great experience overall. This was my third attempting to complete my master's degree. No other program fit into my busy day to day life. Aspen was the exception to the norm. I was able to complete the program during COVID and the instructors were very responsive to my concerns. The only hiccup during the entire process was the accreditation delay. I was delayed by 8 weeks which pushed my graduation past the scheduled date. I was very disappointed but not deterred. Thanks for a meaningful experience and a degree that will push me into greater heights."
Wanda Clark
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have completed the RN to BSN program over the last 18 months. I have been very satisfied with each of the courses in regard to the case load required as I work full time. The instructors have been very available and responsive to any questions that I have had. The program has been very challenging and rewarding. I would recommend this program to those seeking an RN to BSN program."
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have just completed the RN Bridge to MSN program at Aspen University after 4 years. Earning my MSN degree from Aspen University has been well deserved. Taking one class at a time while continuing to work as a clinical manager, this program was very doable for me even financially. I am appreciative of all of my instructors. They were available and responded to my emails and calls whenever I needed assistance (sometimes at 10pm). As with everything in life there will be pros and cons and Aspen University is not exempt. It is what you make of it. I am very pleased and would recommend Aspen University to others who are considering to advance their educational career."
Torre Manning
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Don’t really understand the negatives surrounding Aspen. For me the school has been wonderful. I was able to take classes and work a full time job while also supporting my son who is in college. The classes are always challenging and I learned so much. The professors were always knowledgeable and graded fairly. I was not sure how I would do with online courses but the platform used by Aspen makes it easy to follow. I also appreciate the payment plan option. I will continue on as an Aspen student!"
Judy Richards
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Thank you Aspen for being there for me through a difficult time in my life. I started taking classes while I was undergoing CHEMO and Radiation treatment. Aspen University let me know that I can accomplish my goals. Although I took the classes on line I felt close to my class mates. To all my instructions. Thank you for being available when I had questions and thank you for grading my papers in a timely manner. I appreciate all of you."
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was just reading the very poor reviews of Aspen. I am currently almost ready to graduate with my DNP and I can honestly say that this program has be wonderful. I have had some really good instructors and although there could be minor improvements, I feel as though I worked hard and earned this degree. It was not easy. It took a lot of dedication. For those just saying it was a degree or piece of paper I feel that they are missing the point. As a doctorate prepared nurse, you must be ready to do a lot of independent thinking and processing problems. I am a professor myself at another institution, and without one hesitation, I feel as though the faculty at Aspen are doing their best. In general, for those that are not faculty, there simply are not enough of us to fill the educational demand. As far as affiliation agreements, moving locations etc., unless you have have been through the state requirements and accreditation standards, please understand that it is a beast of a process; one that I would not wish on anyone. What you put into your degree is what you get out of it. The mentorship, tools, and feedback will push you to be an excellent leader. Online learning is not for everyone, but for those that want to do online learning, I do recommend Aspen."
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is the worst school ever!!!!! Potential students beware. This school will answer your calls when they need you and your money and that's it. When you need help with any other thing when you become a student, you will never get that help. I applied for a transcript since last week, got an email that I have a financial hold on my account which I know I don't know them that amount (another bad thing they do is impose bogus and unnecessary charges on your account). i was never informed or received any letter regarding this owing. i have been calling aspen university since Friday last week till today and nobody is willing to help me. When you get a live person on phone, they will transfer you to the bursar's office that nobody ever ever ever pick the phone even while I was in that school. Please choose your school wisely. I WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER RECOMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYBODY!!!!!!. A school you have to plead for your transcript?. Please this is one of the most stressful schools I have ever been to. BE WARNED GUYS!!!!."
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen's DNP program is a joke. There are not enough instructors to keep up with the course work. The proctored exam you are charged for and then is not even proctored. You are in 6 core DNP courses A and B that are duplicates of each other. You do the same work in each A and B course. You work on the same chapters over and over. If you are lucky enough for your professor to read it that week, you may get some feedback. Otherwise you get participation points for turning it in. DNP852B had the exact same discussion questions as DNP852A. No different at all. Why waste the student's money and time as well as the instructor's time? Graduation is also across the country once a year. If you cannot make graduation, you get nothing other than your diploma. No honors cords, nursing pins, nothing. Every other university I have gone to took pride in ensuring you received their nursing pin. And if you offer to buy this as well, it is still a no. Way to end a relationship. The entire time with Aspen, I just felt as though I was a number. I worked hard on my papers, projects, and PPs. For a DNP program, I would have thought there would be more feedback. I felt as though no one even looked at my weekly work. I guess in the end, oh well, I have the degree, just wish I would have gone elsewhere as I took this more seriously than they did."
Deborah Debrango
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I love going to the school I am 63 years old and just finished my masters program In Nursing!!! The teachers are great the classwork Achievable online. I would do it all again! I Completed my program online part time and two years and two months the time went by fast. The teachers are great motivators and they encourage You along the way."
DNP student
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was informed by registration that the University dropped the ball and did not obtain the state agreement after abruptly closing the Colorado campus. After completing 2 years worth of coursework and part of my DNP project, my education is on “hold.” The courses are not transferrable. Unfortunately, my life and my project site/ preceptor doesn’t allow for extra “hold” time while the university corrects their problems. Words can not describe the feeling I have right now. Those who have been through the DNP program will understand the dedication and sacrifices given to complete this program. Now to sit with the “unknown” feeling…. Will I ever get my degree after all that I did and sacrificed?"
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I graduated from the RN-BSN program in December 2021. It was hard! I did two classes at a time for 13 months. I was typing papers and answering discussion questions every single weekend for 13 months. Was it worth it? Yes it was. My professors were awesome, as well as my advisor Fred. If I had questions about assignments I reached out to him. He promptly returned calls and emails. I had high anxiety for 13 months but it was well worth it. I feel as though I'm a better prepared nurse today, even though I've been an RN for over 20 years! I enjoyed all of the classes that I was required to take. I took away so much knowledge from each class with the work required, as well as the discussions. It was fun learning how other nurses across the country balance work, life and school just like myself. I would recommend Aspen University RN-BSN program to other nurses and friends!"
  • Reviewed: 8/24/2022
  • Degree: RN to MSN
"I was really excited when I found Aspen University because of the cost, flexibility of online courses, and various payment options. I am currently in my first class. It is pretty typical of most online classes. I like my instructor. She provides good feedback and participates in our discussion posts. My greatest disappointment just arrived via email today. I cannot enroll in further classes because Aspen is no longer authorized by my state (MN). I don't know what happened. There is no firm date for authorization ("should not take longer than two 8-week sessions," which also includes two weeks in between - so a minimum of 3 months?). I feel like there was a bait and switch here. I was not notified until I tried registering for my next course when I could not enroll. I plan to leave the program after this class and go with a local program to ensure that this situation doesn't happen again. I can't find information about why MN is no longer supporting authorization. That makes me quite concerned. I am genuinely disappointed. I did several months of research to start here, and now I have an immediate barrier within six weeks of starting."
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This has been very straight forward college experience. Classes and instructors well thought, professors very attentive and quick with their grading and responses to any questions. Format was pretty straight forward, discussion post every Thursday, two responses to peers DQ every Sunday and Monday the main assignment. Each class was 8 weeks long and I have to say those 8 weeks went pretty fast. Aspen offers reasonable payment plan that worked great for me. Highly recommend to take classes at Aspen"
Melissa Ford
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This program kept me from having to add to my student loan debt and allowed me to keep up with my grades while working a full time job. I will be using this degree to advance my career and will consider this college for future degrees. Aspen is affordable and adequate in academics. I learned a lot!!"
Mary Mathew
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University was very helpful for me in completing my Bachelor's program. It is a great school. The professors and advisors are all very helpful. I received on-time replies to all emails. Their monthly payment plan was so helpful. I was able to learn a great deal from amazing Doctors. I highly recommend Aspen to anyone and everyone."