Aspen University Reviews

3.94 out of 5 stars
(127 Reviews)
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
79% of 127 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 127 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
PBibby - 2/10/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"Going to Aspen University is perfect for a parent who has no time (or barely any time) to study or do their homework. If your employer says that you need such & such degree to advance then I would highly recommend Aspen University. What is an Online student? An Online student seeks a degree to better his chances of improving his resume and that is it. You need that piece of paper to get you that advancement (like what I am currently doing). I didn't become an Online students t to be educated, as far as I'm concerned, everything I choose to study, I study. Why do you think Apprenticeship is so popular? You learn on the job, you're not going to learn from a book when your employer is going to teach you something completely different. Would I have loved to gone to an Online school that has an athletic program, actual campus, etc like USC, Liberty, Arizona State and Southern New Hampshire University? Of course! But I also have to face the fact that I am a father, husband and full time employee. I don't have time to study for mid terms and finals. Aspen doesn't have mid terms and finals. Look, just get the degree! Move up in your life by not spending all that extra money at those Brick & Mortars who cannot promise you a high paying job. Trust me when I say; Aspen is super easy. It may be DETC Accredited, but as long as your employer doesn't care about prestige, then why not go for it? Earn a degree without neglecting your family and not spend hours studying for a mid term and final. Trust me, go to Aspen!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
CT municipal police officer - 2/1/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"Aspen is a great program for full time police officers. The MSCJ program was challenging, and I really felt I earned my degree. The staff was helpful, and when I ran into a glitch with a professor, the vice president of operations called me to resolve the issue. Veterans, like me, are exempt from fees and text books costs, and the $350.00 a month for the Masters program ensured I graduated debt free and never felt a finacial pinch."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Robe - 2/1/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"Ponzi scheme. The school had to borrow $5 million to pay back students to disburse owed financial aid students . If that get your card or account number - they will run it anytime they need money even if you owe nothing. If it does not go through - the computer is programmed to lock you out to submit papers. It is a " For Profit Business ". You are not a student but a customer. Go ahead believe. " That will not happen to me ! " That is what I thought"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Aspen hater - 11/13/2014
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"Over this college is a waste of time. The school makes changes each term without proper notification. The course work is ridiculous. The teachers do not respond to emails or offer any help. They give 100% on every assignment regardless of the actual work completed. If you have to use financial aide good luck because you will be done with your program before you ever see a penny. I hate this school and regret the day I ever called them."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Wyo Gal - 8/1/2014
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016
"This university is accredited, but not in the manner to receive a license to counsel clients. The Financial aid and Bursar's office take their sweet time in getting your loan refund to you, which is not ideal if you are on a budget. I feel that the instruction quality is lacking... I worked really hard on a paper and received an "A" (100%) but I also have turned in a paper that I did not work hard on and still received 100%. The classes are not challenging enough in my opinion. The purchase of your text books is done out-of-pocket, not paid for by financial aid directly. The university also had 16-week terms, but changed to 10-week terms. I also have had a half a dozen advisors since starting in January of 2014. I am currently going to finish my semester and go elsewhere for my education. Credits will not transfer either! Poor experience overall."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Professorblack - 7/30/2014
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"Aspen University offers courses with quality content, flexibility and ease of access. I completed my M.Ed. while working full time in South Korea as an EFL educator. The content of the courses is traditional, but the various instructors I encountered offered me the flexibility I needed for my heavy work schedule. In addition, much of the course content and projects completed were allowed to be applied to my particular area of expertise. I feel that Aspen University's Master of Education degree served as a catalyst for increasing my knowledge and skill in the areas of teaching and professional growth."
4.0 out of 5 stars
DiannaJ - 6/27/2014
Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"I am a full time working adult. I needed an online education with affordability. I didn't want to go into massive debt to continue my education. The books that I used are the exact same text books that my friends at incredibly expensive elite schools are using. My sister is enrolled online with Villanova and we compared notes on modules, homework and assignments and they were almost identical."