Aspen University Reviews

  • 198 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
79% of 198 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 198 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school has been a blessing for me. Taking courses at my pace and enrolling to a course when ready because they offer classes every two weeks. I have been able to work a full time job and take two classes comfortably. Teachers are so helpful and they care about how well you progress. My experience was smooth and uncomplicated at Aspen university. I complete my Masters in Science in nursing specialization in administration. I am looking forward to the doctorate program in nursing just waiting for my first born to be a bit bigger before starting. I want to continue working with Aspen university and I strongly recommend other nurses not to wait and just start even if it is one class at a time."
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is absolutely zero. They are not organized, the instructor only play YouTube for 4hrs in the class. When getting to lab, the instructor only peer group into three and ask you to follow a sheet of paper instruction. The employed a bedside nurses that got masters online no teaching experience. Pls save your money and stress find better school to attend. No wonder they can’t pass NCLEX."
Michelle Lee
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Aspen’s online class of RN to BSN has provided many updated knowledge for current healthcare. My professors are very knowledgeable & helpful! They are friendly & very responsible. I will recommend my RN & LVN ( in the future) ti take the RN to BSN course at Aspen !!"
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"The education I received was great but the University lacked in transparency and follow up. It was frustrating that my advisor would not respond back to me when I needed it and I was not aware that I needed to have my text book for my proctor exam. My advisor never told me this."
Danielle Mudd
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I just completed my RN to BSN program at Aspen University. The program is laid out in a standard format in the classroom. Each assigned professor may sometimes make minor changes to the requirements. Each week has a discussion, responses, and an assignment (paper, power point, etc.) which are all completely doable even while working full time. The first class is "how to write and format a paper 101". After that, all you have to do is change the content. This is extremely helpful for those of us who have had a larger gap in education. I took one class at a time so as not to stress myself out. You can overlap if you like or even take time off in between classes. The payment program is very straight forward and reasonable. I even got a discount because my husband is prior military. Some classes were more helpful/relevant than others in my opinion. Overall, I learned a lot from the program. Yes, it does require you to study on your own and be diligent, but I think that is the point of higher education. No, the professors do not spoon feed you information, but they are quick to respond to questions or concerns. The professors do teach multiple classes at one time so there were a few hiccups with that occasionally. Overall, I only had one or two minor issues during the entire program. I recommend this program to anyone and even got my best friend to start. She struggled with her ADN in a traditional classroom but has found this program easy to manage. She is only one class behind me and is doing really well. I feel that if you put in a standard amount of effort, you will pass the program with no issues."
Marlon Charles
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I began my journey at Aspen University in May 2021 striving to obtain my BSN in Nursing. The entire program is very doable, and the professors are knowledgeable and very responsive. The program definitely encourages self-learning and makes sure proper time management is utilized. I continued working full time in a busy acute care hospital while juggling my personal responsibilities of caring for my wife and daughter all while attending the program. I learned a great deal about nursing theory, nursing research, and informatics that I did learn in my ASN program. I have gained so much knowledge and a much better understanding of the history as well as the future of nursing. The out-of-pocket payment plan is fair, and it is difficult to get so much bang for your buck at any other online program! Obtaining my BSN is a steppingstone for my future dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. Thanks to Aspen I will be starting my FNP program this fall (August 2022)! So thankful to the university and the great staff that made this possible!"
Paul Okocha
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great institution, excellent facility, great program and very affordable. Will recommend my friends and co- workers to apply. My instructors were all helpful and will always assist me no matter what time of the day. The school library has all the learning resources a student will ever need to do their assignments."
Toni Stockman
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I learned a great deal completing my BSN. Although able to work in critical care for the past 25+years, the BSN program provided more extensive nursing education in leadership, community health and informatics. If I decide to change positions away from bedside nursing, I'll have more options available. The best part was doing it at my own pace and paying as I go. Thank you Aspen. Also, the instructors were very helpful and supportive."
Steff RN
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I did the RN-BSN and appreciated the consistency of assignments, with discussion questions and papers on specific due dates. Teachers were responsive and papers graded within 7 day window all but one time. I have already recommended it to my friends. I am very glad to be graduating without any debt."
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is an entirely online course, and if you just need a bachelor's degree and can handle a lot of writing, it's a course you can do. The course is completely self-learning. when I graduate, I will be thankful for Google instead of my professor. The professors here basically copy and paste the syllabus no matter what you ask. Although there are one-on-one advisors, they can't help you much. I still remember one of my courses, half of the people dropped out after the first week. This is not a good choice for the kind of person who needs guidance from your professor."