Aspen University Reviews

  • 180 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
81% of 180 students said this degree improved their career prospects
81% of 180 students said they would recommend this school to others
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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."
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."
Maria Horn
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University is very military friendly and the MSN degree I obtained was online with classes every 8 weeks so it was easy to take a brief break between classes if needed due to military lifestyle. It is an affordable tuition and works with the GI bill entitled members well."
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"The RN to BSN online program basically has you teaching yourself as there is no class, just papers and PowerPoint assignments every week. The course is set up to make it easy to find your weekly module discussions and assignments. They have a library to use online to find journal articles for your assignments. This is a lot of work but i followed their "take 1 module at a time" advice. I work full time and have kids, but I made it work. The instructors are fair. I feel i learned a lot about the culture of the healthcare system. Im happy I completed the program. I am hoping to use my BSN degree for more nursing opportunities."
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen is a great school if you know what you're looking for. I wanted a DNP for the leadership and teaching opportunities it provides. I have finished all the coursework and am now in the DNP courses. The classes are tough and the content is very relevant. The instructors are responsive and you feel like you are important. You must meet deadlines and be self-motivated to be successful. There are many students who aren't ready to be online graduate students and then criticize the university for not meeting their needs. You see it everywhere in education. I have found in some online, open-access programs that allow weaker students in, and then when those students can't perform the students blame the university. I have been in 3 different online universities and have experienced this in all three. You don't get what you pay for, you get what you PUT INTO IT. Low-cost tuition doesn't mean low quality. Aspen does a great job and I am lucky to be halfway through. My employer respects them and it will definitely help my career goals."
Danielle Poorman
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"Run for the hills. I would not recommend this institution to my worst enemy. After completing my prerequisites in the BSN pre-licensure program, Aspen University lost its credibility with the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The school claims to care about the well being of their students, but their actions speak otherwise. Administration is snarky and arrogant to their students who have suffered greatly due to the schools incompetence. The administration refuses to compensate students for the thousands of dollars wasted on an education that is respected nowhere. Some credits may transfer to another nationally accredited school, but no school will take them all. Therefore, I am stuck starting half way over, I’m out thousands of dollars, and have exhausted a significant portion of the states allowed financial aid. The school has taken no ownership for their failure, and has left their students out to dry. Please do your research, and do not consider Aspen University for your educational needs. You get what you pay for, and I now see why their tuition is half the price of other for profit nursing programs."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2022
  • Degree: DNP
"I received my BSN from Aspen and cannot say enough good things about it. I do not understand why it is nationally accredited because the course work was extremely hard and I earned my degree. I went on to get my MSN in Leadership and am now in the DNP program and very excited about having a Doctorate. I really can't say enough good things about this school. Online school gives you back the effort you put into it. My advisors have all been amazing and I have been able to advance my career and earning potential almost double. Always do your research, but Aspen is very transparent about being nationally accredited. They are CCNE accredited as well and I can vouch that your education is not subpar because of this. I love Aspen so much that I am going to get my 3rd degree from here and will tell anyone I can that Aspen is the way to go!"
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had a great experience at Aspen, earning a MSN in education. There are complaints of it not being regionally accredited, however, the school lists it's accreditations, so it shouldn't be a surprise. The price is excellent, the flexibility of not being in a cohort and having multiple start dates of each class to choose from works really well. I liked that each class was structured the same. It made it much easier to move from class to class. For working full time and wanting to get a higher level of education without going into debt, this was a great program."
Stacia Ghafoori
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2022
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"BUYER BEWARE: THIS IS NOT A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED SCHOOL. If you are truly only attending a BSN program because your goal is to fulfill the BSN requirement at your job, but you have zero aspirations to further your career, then Aspen is just fine. The price is great, the time commitment is reasonable, and I actually enjoyed my classes getting a little something from most of them. (You get out of it what you put in.) I was, however, naive and did not investigate further that this school is touted as "Nationally Accredited." Sounds like a good thing, right? Nope! There are nearly NO schools that will accept my degree as it is not from a *regionally* accredited program!! I came very close to needing to repeat my BSN entirely in order to carry on for my NP. Thankfully, I found one program that would take it, so I am currently halfway through my MSN at another school, but it is significantly subpar to the university I had hoped to attend. That school was all set to accept me- until they realized my BSN was from Aspen. Regulations wouldn't allow them to make any kind of exception. If there is any possible way you may one day like to pursue an MSN or PhD in any capacity, I would highly suggest that you steer clear of this program."
Rachel Nyambuka
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen university has very good instructors especially the ones I had.The online program is awesome!. The library was very useful to me. All resources to make you do your studies are easily accessible online. The tuition payment plan made it easier for me to complete and earn my degree."
Deb Russell
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I do not recommend this school or its MSN programs. I should have trusted my gut early in the program and left but the low cost kept me enrolled. The program was very "cookie cutter" and I did not feel that the instructors were utilized appropriately. I did complete 10 of the 12 required courses but could not find a preceptor for the practicum course due to lack of agreement between the organization and Aspen, lack of regional accreditation, and/or Covid restrictions. When I contacted the practicum coordinator (several times) I was told to "think outside the box" and "keep looking as we do not find placement for students." I was not looking for Aspen to find me placement but wanted the coordinator to be aware of my situation and delay in completing the program and to see if she had any other ideas. I continued my practicum preceptor search for at least eight months and exhausted all prospects due to the above reasons. I decided to cut my losses and leave the program and Aspen. I am currently enrolled in a university in Pennsylvania that is both nationally and regionally accredited. Do your due diligence prior to attending Aspen University - cost is not the only important aspect to consider when considering higher education. I have wasted two years and $$$$$$ in the process."