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

1.3 out of 5 stars
Bordeaux - 9/7/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2023
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Concerned potential student - 7/14/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"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!!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
RN to BSN - 7/6/2019
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Tee - 6/23/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Steph - 6/12/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 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."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Rach - 5/27/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Rich Nowak - 4/7/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Olivia - 3/2/2019
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
DLNewton - 2/3/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
CptK - 12/31/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."