Aspen University Reviews

  • 153 Reviews
  • Denver (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,920
79% of 153 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 153 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Heather
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2020
  • Degree: Management
"Writing intensive, but worth the time. The instructors are helpful with navigating the process and the enrollment options are really helpful to someone with a full-time job and family. Definitely recommend this school if you are looking to work at your own pace and progress your career!"
Barbara De Groot
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was a little hesitant about starting a Master's degree because of the costs involved, but Aspen University offers a monthly payment plan that made the financial aspect manageable. That was the initial selling point. However, as I moved through the courses in the MSN program, I was impressed with the quality of work expected and challenged by my instructors to think critically and deeply analyze each question posed. I was able to apply what I learned throughout the program to my work and began to think and look at things differently. I would highly recommend Aspen's MSN program to any nurse looking to advance his or her education. Although it was more challenging at times than others, it is a journey I am glad to have taken."
Jane
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University is a fantastic school! I just graduated with my BSN and I couldn't be happier. If you want an easy degree, Aspen is not for you. Plan on spending a lot of time researching and writing but by the time I got done with my second class, I was pretty used to it. All of my instructors answered my questions in less than 24 hours and I LOVED my Academic Adviser. I have told a lot of my co-workers about Aspen and they will be graduating in 2021. I can't wait for the ceremony in May."
Mary
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2020
  • Degree: MBA
"Aspen is awesome! The Professors and Advisors are so helpful and nice. You can work at your own pace as long as you meet your deadlines. The best part is the price. Their mission is to offer affordable tuition to everyone. I'm so proud to be an Aspen graduate."
Rn 4.0
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Would NOT recommend this school. Instructors abide by their own set of rules, assignment requirements listed in multiple places within online classroom and all listed differently. Makes it hard to know what to follow. Advisors not at all helpful. If you contact the school/ instructors for any reason, you may not hear back at all. Assignments are graded late and you may or may not get feedback before the following assignment is due. All around poor institution. Would not choose aspen if I could go back and do it over again."
RJM
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I would not recommend Aspen University, unless all you care about is getting a piece of paper. Each Professor gets to set their own rules, sometimes completely deviated from APA Format. Grades and feedback are often returned last minute or late, not allowing the student to review feedback before submitting the next assignment. Most professors take more than 48 hours to get back to you, if they get back to you at all. The assignments are poorly written and full of grammatical errors. Buyer beware."
Lily
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2020
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Meh. I wouldn’t choose Aspen University if I had it to do all over again. Assignments and discussion posts are poorly written with grammatical errors. Doesn’t put forth a very good image. Professors get to pick and choose the standards they follow, so one professor will mark you off for something that another one requires you to do. Professors are poor at responding in a timely manner. When they do respond, they copy and paste information you already looked at. The reason you would be emailing is to get clarification on the poorly written assignments...not to have them copy and paste it back to you. Workload wasn’t bad, but the support is non-existent. You WILL be on your own with professors who just copy and paste the same feedback for everyone."
Bordeaux
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2019
"As someone else said, if your job is requiring you to upgrade your education level and you don't want to take out a loan, it's a fair place to start. But far too many times the instructors are focused on whether or not you did APA references correctly, and even if you consistently provide the same APA formatting, one teacher will be fine with it while another teacher will take off points. No consistency. There's essentially no teaching per se. If you have a question, many teachers will give you a link to look it up, but chances are, you've probably already looked at that link and need clarification. I've really pondered if I have earned my grades because some teachers must have a 'copy and paste' when they give feedback. it's almost ALWAYS the exact same words, like: "Refer to APA handbook. Good work, good participation in the discussion. Keep going!" It's ultimately self-taught. Telling a student to go look it up is not teaching. There are formatting problems with the Desire to Learn platform."
Concerned potential student
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"We went on a tour with 2 admissions personnel....there was approximately 10 of us. One potential student had a child with autism and was very emotional that day. One of the tour guides was Jordan she was not as bad as the other.....the rude and insulting comments made about the child when he and his mother were not present was totally disgusting! I wouldnt go to this so called university for anything in the world!!"
RN to BSN
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2019
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"This online university is a good program, however it definitely has it's faults. The classes that you are required to take are adequate. It basically is self learning, writing papers every week, and posting to a discussion board and interacting with your classmates. The instructors are adequate but sometimes are difficult to get in contact with. Each one has their own grading rules, and what one instructor accepts is what another instructor does not. It seems all work is focused on APA format and proper citations and not about the content of your paper. Expect to get points deducted if your paper is not 100 percent APA format. I mean if you are missing a comma, points are deducted. Seems ridiculous, but true. Some instructors are late getting your grades to you, making it difficult to improve your next paper if you don't know how you did on your previous one."
Tee
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Please do yourself a huge favor and pass this program by if you work full-time and have a family. The amount of busy work is just crazy. The assignments are enough, the discussions are over-kill and a waste of time...I learn absolutely nothing from them. They are just a waste of 800 words and 2 hours of time. You need to be prepared to spend at least 2.5 hours EVERY SINGLE DAY in order to get assignments completed and turned in on time. So NO weekend plans! I'm honestly tired of being stressed with this program but really just don't want to waste the money I have already invested, so I'll finish whenever I'm done. And please plan for 2 years to finish this program if you intend to have any sort of life while you're doing it!"
Steph
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2019
"If you are looking for an "easy" piece of paper, this is not the academic institution for you. I was hesitant to pursue an online degree after many years in a classroom; however, you will get out of your studies what you put into them. You must have drive, integrity, discipline and passion to excel anywhere, although these are especially important for graduate studies at Aspen. My professors were incredible in both their passion to assist in my success as well as the motivation to participate daily in discussion forums, feedback on assignments and overall guidance. Phenomenal experience."
Rach
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"If youre relying on financial aid a lot like I am nowadays after going to a traditional school, then this will probably work out for you. Ive gotten my -associates degree in a good online school, as well as done on campus, and Im just glad this school isnt my first experience. This is a SELF TAUGHT school; I say that in capital letters because not everyone is going to do well with that. Sure, I can read law journals online, but taking a criminal law class with absolutely no module material is actually pretty crappy. Youre most likely going to do some discussion posts, and do an assignment every week. Is this the kind of learning I want? No. But for then price, Aspen allows me to finish up the other half of my almost finished Bachelors degree. I wouldnt recommend you going on here on the sole basis that I havent learned anything new over the last few months. However, if youre in a situation where money is tight, and you see those job requirements with bachelors degree required, then this is an affordable way to finish yours."
Rich Nowak
  • Reviewed: 4/7/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The classes require extensive reading and writing. Expect to write 10 to 12 weekly per class. I have a 4.0 and spend approx. 8 hours weekly per class. Some instructors do not provide adequate feedback on your work and simply focus on your APA formatting. Overall, Im very satisfied and recommend Aspen."
Olivia
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2019
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"I' ve never regret enrolling this school. I can't say it was easy to get a good grade, but the amount of homework was adequate. Instructors answer in 24 h and are very supportive. Academic advisor was just amazing. She helped me alot when I have some issues with one of the instructors. I wish they have NP program. Excellent program! Highly recommended."
DLNewton
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"This has been an exceptional experience for me going to Aspen for my degree. It has been many years since I received my Associates and I only wish that I was dedicated to do it earlier. The professors are wonderful, I found the school helpful when questions were asked and very attentive. I had one class out of the 15 that I needed to complete that I felt was a bit hard to work through, which was the Nursing Research class but even that was exceptional. You have got to be dedicated to pursue your degree and give it the time that is required to participate and put thought to the assignments. If you do your art, the University is there to help you succeed. With so many Universities offering degrees now online, I am very thankful that I chose this one. They are a class act!"
CptK
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Aspen University's online degree program was excellent. While the class were challenging, and there were deadlines to meet each week, I really felt that I learned a lot of useful information. Instructors were easy to reach and representatives from admissions and billing were always available during business hours to help with all questions of payment and finance. I did have a rough time at first working through how the website worked and with submission of assignments. As a nurse returning to school after not having been in a classroom for over 2 decades, I did feel a little discouraged at first. But After the first course it got much easier. I finished the bachelor's program with a 3.9 GPA and am starting the master program in public health nursing on January 8th."
Adrian
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Worst college I have ever attended. Poor instruction, unclear guidelines. Some student were ESL; I have no problem with this but it can be difficult responding to their posts, of which you have to do as part of your grade. The tuition is cheap but you get what you pay for. The single most damaging thing I have done to my academic career was attend this university."
Jason
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"I found Aspen University's MBA course to be excellent. WHat many people don't realise that you actually study almost the same subjects, topics and textbooks that the best universities do. There was a lot of work but I learnt a lot. This is a great online university. You have to remember that the degree gets you an interview but you have to perform at the interview to get the job. All the information is there in the courses and the online chats are very helpful. In the end you can't just buy a degree to get a good job, you have to work for it!"
Tikoya Floyd
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Just like most colleges and universities, Aspen is a money hungry business. I transferred many credits in that they refused to acknowledge as anything other than electives. During my duration at this university, I haven't learned much that actually felt relevant to my degree except 2 courses. The set up could be better than what it is. The teacher is not up to date with current books and information. I was surprised that the school was run so poorly. You pay a technology fee while the school offers no resources. The syllabus does not state anything important such as a grading scale."