Aspen University Reviews

  • 163 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
79% of 163 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 163 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/29/2020
"The program structure is great; however, the professors in the program are not professional. If you seek a degree higher than your BA, I highly recommend that you try a different institution because if you have any questions, they will not be answered on time or before assignments are due. Some professors won't even reply to the emails. That was my experience while in the program. During my last course at aspen, I decided that I wanted to apply for a Ph.D. and asked different professors to do recommendation letters. No professor responded. I emailed them again, and still no response; I had to contact the Academic advising manager, who then helped me contact the director of the program to even get an answer as to why the professors were acting like children. After TWO Months, I finally got a response from someone stating that the professor "did not feel comfortable making a recommendation" when all the professor had to do was send a quick email saying just that so I can seek a different professor. The only reason I had asked that professor was because she did my capstone project, and she was the professor in many of my courses during my degree."
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"My decision to go back to school since graduating from nursing school 19 years ago was daunting. But the academic advisors, the professors and my family give me the support I needed to complete this journey. However, I will say if you don’t like writing essays or is not willing to sacrifice hours to commit to your school work, then please reconsider. Obtaining a MSN is both challenging and rewarding. Through this process I a became professional nurse."
Melissa Daniels
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen is a great place to attend online education while working and living life. The academic layout is conducive to a positive work-life-education balance. It is 100% online and the academic advisors are always there to help. Payment plan is also easy and affordable."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am writing this in the hopes that no working nurse will attend this school. This school is not practical for a working nurse and if you have a family do not even look at this school. I have learned absolutely nothing and the course work is ridiculously time consuming. It is all busy work. Please nurses save yourself the headache and do not attend this school. I am an A student and have throughout all of the courses but at the cost of my family who I have had to neglect in order to satisfy the course requirements."
Brittney Jarrell
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Aspen University provided me with everything that I needed to be successful in the RN to BSN program. The classes were easy to navigate and the professors were extremely helpful. I would recommend anyone that is wanting to further their nursing career to go to Aspen."
Suellen S.
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I had a positive experience at Aspen, after spending a lot of money on my Associate's Degree, I was looking for something that would take my credits and something I could pay without getting more loans. I am glad I found Aspen! They are affordable and flexible, there is a lot of writing but nothing too crazy. The teachers are great, always willing to help. If you are a full-time worker and/or parent this school is for you."
Grace I Idoko
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN Campus
"My experience at Aspen University was great. The courses are structured to help students acquire knowledge and be able to apply it to their current practice. Courses with practical aspect are made easy with lay down instructions on how to carry them out. These practical courses made it possible for me to engage with my community in ways I have not done before. The instructors and other administrative staff were absolutely great. I want to commend their quick response to my email, voicemail messages, and their ability to connect students to the right resources both personnel and otherwise. My overall experience was great and I will definitely recommend the university to other potential students."
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
Jay Charles
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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."
Richard M
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"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."
Anthony Lambert
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Informatics
"Aspen University was an excellent choice for me because it met four main priorities: it was accredited, affordable, did not require campus attendance, and most of importantly, no work was expected on the Sabbath day of rest. I was also blessed to have excellent instructors and advisors throughout the program. The assignment instructions were clearly relayed, and were mostly graded in a timely manner. The few times assignments were not graded within the specified time frame, the instructors clearly communicated the reasons for the delay. The only significant glitch experienced in the program was during the transition from the physical Proctor to the online Proctor where the new system did not function as expected and presented barriers to successful completion of the final proctored exam. Otherwise, the experience overall was excellent and I am happy to have chosen Aspen University for pursuing my educational goals."
Vanessa Bayless
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Aspen University is a good choice for students who are looking for a program that allows flexibility, yet is predictable enough that the student will be able to enter each new class with confidence. If you are a poor test-taker (like me), you may prefer this program (RN-BSN) because every class is assignment-based. There is only the 60 question final exam at the end of the program that essentially encapsulates all ten courses in the program. Challenging, but doable. I decided to take my time with my coursework and was able to accomplish many other things while still in the nursing program; world-travel, musical pursuits, getting married, having a child, working full-time, etc. and am grateful that I was able to still have a full personal life while simultaneously pursuing my BSN degree."
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2020
  • Degree: Business
"I was looking for an affordable online school for a MBA. A program that was not too incredibly difficult but very manageable, while I was working full time, with also 3 kids. I was able to finish the entire program in less than 16 months without much difficulty. The professors were responsive to all my emails. The text books were all standard texts found at most Business school programs. I graduated without any debt too! Thank you Aspen"