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Aspen University Overview

Aspen University is a private for-profit institution situated in Denver, Colorado. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Aspen University Known For?

1,245 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Aspen University since the student to facuty ratio is 8 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Aspen University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Aspen University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Aspen University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Where Is Aspen University?


Contact details for Aspen University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1660 South Albion Street, Suite 525, Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-333-4224

How Do I Get Into Aspen University?

You can apply to Aspen University online at:

Aspen University has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Aspen University?

59% Take Out Loans
6.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Aspen University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $4,439 a year. That adds up to $17,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Aspen University is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Aspen University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,238 Full-Time Undergraduates
87% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,399 undergraduate students at Aspen University, with 2,238 being full-time and 4,161 being part-time.


There are also 3,164 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,238 full-time undergraduates at Aspen University, 13% are male and 87% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Aspen University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 89
Black or African American 424
Hispanic or Latino 350
White 1,040
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 335

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Aspen University. At this time, 4 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Online Learning at Aspen University

7,636 Took All Classes Online
9,563 Took At Least One Class Online
32.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at Aspen University. In 2019-2020, 9,563 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Aspen University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in Colorado for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Aspen University Rankings

The following table shows how Aspen University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #1 #1
Psychology #1 #1
Entrepreneurial Studies #1 #1
Finance & Financial Management #1 #1
Management Information Systems #1 #1
Computer Information Systems #1 #1
Computer Programming #1 #1
Information Technology #1 #1
Education #1 #1
Educational Administration #1 #1
Teacher Education Grade Specific #1 #1
Health & Medical Administrative Services #1 #1
Nursing #1 #1
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #1 #1
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #1 #1
Liberal Arts General Studies #1 #1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #1 #1
Criminal Justice & Corrections #1 #1
Business Administration & Management #4 #1
Business, Management & Marketing #13 #7

Online Growth Rankings of Aspen University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Aspen University was 32.3%. This is the #649 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Aspen University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Aspen University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 18%
Business, Management & Marketing 20%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 16%
Computer Information Systems 33%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 10%
Education 19%
Educational Administration 29%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 63%
Health Professions 36%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 10%
Management Information Systems 86%
Nursing 36%
Psychology 16%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Aspen University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Aspen University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #13
Computer Science #31
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #56
Management Information Systems #57
Finance & Financial Management #72
Computer Programming #82
Entrepreneurial Studies #109
Educational Administration #118
Psychology #135
Information Technology #150
Nursing #174
Computer Information Systems #174
Teacher Education Grade Specific #199
Health & Medical Administrative Services #248
Criminal Justice & Corrections #268
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #347
Computer & Information Sciences #370
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #387
Liberal Arts General Studies #387
Education #404

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Aspen University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 1,087 319 12 1,418
Business Administration & Management 0 0 50 42 0 92
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 11 44 0 0 55
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 19 25 0 44
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 22 19 0 41
Educational Administration 0 0 0 19 12 31
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 11 0 11
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 8 0 0 8
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 7 0 7
Information Technology 4 0 0 2 0 6
Computer Programming 0 0 0 5 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 3 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 3 0 3
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 2 2
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 1 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 11 1,230 456 26 1,727


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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