Aspen University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (70)
Aspen University is a great choice for non-traditional students. Most of my classmates were like me and had earned an ADN many years prior to enrolling in BSN classes. I took two classes at a time and found that the workload was challenging yet manageable. I plan to pursue a MSN but will take one class at a time instead of two. My husband and I attended the 2017 commencement ceremony in Denver and found that it's an added bonus that Aspen is located in such an awesome city! We look forward to returning to Denver in 2019 for my MSN commencement.
I looked at a lot of different schools before choosing Aspen. The affordable tuition and the monthly payment option were what initially attracted me, but looking back the quality of support from the professors and advisers are what really made this a remarkable experience. I learned more than expected considering I already have been working in management for over 10 years. In almost all cases my professors would respond to me almost immediately and they would grade my work/ provide feedback right away. Some professors would even send personal audio recording files discussing my assignment. If you're looking for a quality online program at an affordable price I definitely would recommend Aspen University! I'm already seeing a return on my investment since my employer wanted to me to complete my bachelors.
I recommend Aspen University. I work for the Department of the Air Force as a program manager and need a variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform my responsibilities. When started Aspen's MBA program, I already had a master of public administration (MPA) degree from the University of Oklahoma (OU) and was accustomed rigorous academics. The reason I started Aspen's MBA is because I wanted to learn subjects that I did not learn in my MPA program at OU, so the academics with Aspen didn't seem too difficult if I recall. A student just starting out taking masters level courses should be prepared for a LOT of reading and writing. But it's not so bad. Also, I have to say that I've successfully completed online classes with Liberty University and Oklahoma State University. My experience with Aspen University as an online university is right on par with those two nationally recognized universities. I am very satisfied with my experience with Aspen University.
Faculty at Aspen University are dedicated to each students success. There were numerous times when I needed to reach out to them and they were happy to assist me in a timely manner. Making a commitment to complete my master's degree was a decision that I contemplated for awhile before I chose a school. Having the flexibility of the online format certainly helped me to achieve my goal, especially because I work full time. It was also important for me to find an institution that was affordable and Aspen University made sense financially.
Aspen provided me with unlimited opportunities to be successful. I can unequivocally state that the experiences that I had cannot be replicated anywhere else. I could not have completed my degree in such a short time without going into debt without Aspen University. I will forever be grateful for the world of knowledge that I am walking away with. Every day was worth it.
I have been extremely pleased with the quality and affordability of the education that I have received. The Dean and instructors were excellent and supportive. I graduated with a 4.0 and worked hard for it, which I am grateful for. I highly recommend the program. I took a chance with an online program I knew nothing about but I am so happy that I did! I feel very well-prepared to enter academia as a nursing instructor. If you are willing to put forth the effort, work hard and perfect your writing skills (which is a huge part of the course assignments and capstone), then you should consider Aspen.
This was by far the most affordable school I found after months of research. Aspen accepted my transfer credits from my JC, which some schools did not. The monthly payment plan with no interest was a huge deciding factor for me, as well as only having to take classes directly related to my field in order to finish my BA after my transfer credits were accepted. From beginning to end, I was highly satisfied with my experience- the instructors I had were knowledgeable, and quick to clarify any assignment questions I had and fast in giving feedback. My academic advisor took good care of me as well when I had other types of questions. I would 100% recommend Aspen to my family and friends.
When I read some of these reviews, I wonder what they expected from a CCNE accredited college. If you cannot spell or struggle to write 400 words, then the rigor of this program may be beyond you. If your ego is so fragile that you cannot take constructive criticism, then you will not grow as a nurse. However, I found the faculty helped me to build my writing and thinking skills. I was able to secure much better and more lucrative jobs afterwards and passed several certification exams as a result of what I learned at Aspen University. It was affordable for this single mother of 5, flexible because I could take several courses or just one as my life fluctuated around my school work, and sufficiently rigorous to be respected in the nursing community. This is a great opportunity for the serious student to get an affordable education and achieve career aspirations.
I have had a good experience. I have been studying part time for two years and have only three classes to go. The research and reading are extensive, more so now that the classes are 8 weeks long instead of 10. But, I will graduate sooner than I expected. I have only had one instructor that I could not really communicate with. I am 62 years old and am self directed and determined to do this and do it well. I have confidence that this program is just what I needed.
I am graduating from Aspen this weekend. I have to disagree with the negative comment. I have been in two other masters level nursing programs, top name schools, and Aspen is far superior to them. The immediate positive and encouraging feedback you recieve from instructors when you need help is amazing from the Aspen instructors. The top name schools only cared about your grade and money not if you truely grasp the educational concepts. Aspen instructors are empowering the professional nurse to make the needed changes in the healthcare field and the nursing proffession to advance patient care and the role of the nurse as a leader. I would have to say that, nursing experience, time management and setting priorities are the key factors if your having a negative experience with Aspen. A self evaluation of these components should help you determine a better opportunity for your career. I attended full time, 2 to 3 class per term and worked three demanding part time jobs the entire program with two teens and two elder parents that required my care. It was a challenge but again far exceeding the same experience with two top ranked nursing programs. If learning and knowledge are your goal then i would have to say Aspen is the best choice. It takes commitment and dedication to a new routine but once you have accepted the role of an egaged student, there is plenty of support to assist in making this a sucessful journey at Aspen. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking higher education in the nursing field.