Aspen University Reviews

3.93 out of 5 stars
(126 Reviews)
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
79% of 126 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 126 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Barrett - 10/14/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Aspen University has been a great experience so far. All of my professors have doctoral degrees and are easy to communicate with via email. The curriculum is clearly presented as are the expectations. I can easily get answers from my mentor, who has always been available when I call Aspen directly; on issues regarding payments, retrieving past papers, how to utilize the resources available in the library, etc. This program is not for someone that is hoping to get an easy degree without putting in the time and work required. Yes, you write a lot of APA papers, but this is not necessarily a bad thing as you will need to know what what you are doing when you start grading your own student's APA papers someday!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Therese - 10/9/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have been a student at Aspen University for the last four years. My first degree was a bachelors in nursing. I have now just completed my Masters. The instructors were knowledgeable and always willing to help in anyway. I would highly recommend Aspen University if you want to pursue higher education at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. Wonderful nursing program!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
K - 10/8/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am about halfway through this program and find that I really like the program and find the assignments doable. I have recommended this school to a few of my friends and coworkers. I have learned from every class and all of my instructors have been good about grading assignments in the 7 day window."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Jay Charles - 10/7/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"I like the way the academic advisors and the instructors respond to any concern or questions in a timely manner. The coursework is most times heavy but if one put their minds to doing it, it is doable to say the least. I am thinking about furthering my education and so far I had a good experience with Aspen thus far."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Gen - 10/3/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"Aspen University is a great match for me. I did my BSN completion online. Mind you, I had my RN- ADN degree 15 years ago and not familiar with online classes. My advisor and all my professors had help me through the trenches. I just finished my BS-RN completion program. It was hard because of the pandemic that is happening when I was going to finish the course. Working during COVID plus going to school was a nightmare. But because I had SUPPORT and MOTIVATORS from my advisor and professors in the Nursing Department - I made it through. My advisor- Amber had supported me a lot through this journey. Even after I finished my degree, My professor offered any help she can in my future endeavors. There is no perfect university out there and I know some students will be unsatisfied. You just need to find you the right match for you. I highly recommend Aspen, for single mothers with young kids, full time employee and full time student student."
1.0 out of 5 stars
VR - 8/12/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2021
"By far the worst program ever. Teachers are hired day before class and have zero knowledge of the system being used. The price you pay for this program is insane compared to the education you receive. Do not waste your time and money. The communication between faculty is absolutely horrible. Pre-covid the information and faculty were awful. Now its even worse. $500 to take a HESI and not a single member of the class passed because we were given ZERO information on what we were to expect or the fact we were not taught anything. Nursing Seminar course is a complete waste of money. Every term you have this course and every single discussion or assignment is exactly verbatim from previous nursing seminar course. You end up writing DQs on the exact same stuff you wrote about last term. Save your money if you want a real nursing education."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Richard M - 7/17/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"Aspen allowed me to obtain my MBA within 18 months and zero debt. No, this is not Harvard Business School. But you will learn the general principles you would learn at other brick and mortar business schools. The classes are not difficult. If you are even semi-organized, but as long as you determination, this program should not be difficult at all. I attended NYU for undergrad and this MBA course was much easier. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn business principles for their career or just for themselves."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anthony Lambert - 7/14/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Great flexibility of course start dates that truly allows the student working full-time to take a break when needed. Instructors were all responsive to questions asked - and were timely with their answers. The schoolwork in each class does keep you busy, but it is definitely manageable even when working a full time job. The staff and leadership team were committed to ensure I completed my studies, and I am grateful that I had chosen to go with Aspen University."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Masalea - 7/6/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Aspen has been a great experience for me. I gained knowledge about nursing concepts and theories that I have been able to apply in my current practice. The instructors were there when I needed them and my counselor was always a phone call away. The tuition was affordable and I didn’t feel rushed to complete assignments since the guidelines for due dates were clear. I enrolled in one class a semester and was still able to complete my program in in under two years."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Ckennedy - 7/2/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"Overall I had a pretty good experience with the entire program. I was able to take my time and truly go at my own pace. I completed each course successfully and every professor I had was prompt not only on grading but did answer me with 48 hour time period (kind of stunk for last minute questions but that’s what the open discussion board is for). It definitely did seem like a lot of papers and endless maybe even some useless PowerPoint assignments however most of the courses really did have clear objectives and the schools program does not really advertise a hands on experience. If you want to learn and be able to really take the time to understand the content to apply it to your role as a nurse in improving your work ethic, this course is for you. The weekly assignments are more than doable and yes they really focus on APA formatting but the update you with workshops and use cite machine as a citing source (just check capitalization before submitting assignment). Although I took my time as I have a now two year old and within the program a complicated pregnancy, I was able to graduate with a 4.0 and now have a new role as a nursing director. The final proctored exam is the only exam through the program and is extremely doable if you know the content and prepare based of their study guide. Super affordable was for me with monthly payment plans (my car payment is more!). Get to know your professors they are great sources and use your academic advisor (that’s what they are there for to help you succeed). Good luck to you no matter what path you decide to take!"