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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?

774 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Aspen University is the doctor's degree.
  • 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.

Aspen University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#127 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#15 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Aspen University?

Location of 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
Website: www.aspen.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AspenUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aspenuniversity

How Do I Get Into Aspen University?

You can apply to Aspen University online at: https://application.aspen.edu/

Aspen University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Aspen University?

100% Take Out Loans
8.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Aspen University, approximately 100% of students took out student loans averaging $3,353 a year. That adds up to $13,412 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Aspen University is 8.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Aspen University Undergraduate Student Diversity

401 Full-Time Undergraduates
82% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,389 undergraduate students at Aspen University, with 401 being full-time and 2,988 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Aspen University

There are also 2,035 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 401 full-time undergraduates at Aspen University, 18% are male and 82% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Aspen University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Aspen University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 64
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 52
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 258

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

5,343 Took All Classes Online
5,424 Took At Least One Class Online
40.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at Aspen University. In 2017-2018, 5,424 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.

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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 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Aspen University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Aspen University was 40.3%. This is the #37 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 13%
Business, Management & Marketing 21%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 30%
Computer & Information Sciences 10%
Computer Programming 22%
Computer Science 33%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 38%
Education 57%
Educational Administration 73%
Finance & Financial Management 73%
Health Professions 42%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 38%
Information Technology 33%
Nursing 43%
Psychology 30%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50%

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 #1
Entrepreneurial Studies #2
Finance & Financial Management #2
Management Information Systems #2
Computer Science #3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #3
Computer Information Systems #3
Computer Programming #4
Educational Administration #4
Teacher Education Grade Specific #5
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #6
Liberal Arts General Studies #6
Nursing #7
Information Technology #7
Psychology #7
Education #9
Computer & Information Sciences #9
Health & Medical Administrative Services #10
Criminal Justice & Corrections #10
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #10
Business Administration & Management #17
Health Professions #18
Business, Management & Marketing #20

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 0 661 241 1 903
Business Administration & Management 2 0 27 46 0 75
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 9 39 0 0 48
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 17 20 0 37
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 15 22 0 37
Educational Administration 0 0 0 10 12 22
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 11 0 11
Computer Programming 0 0 0 9 0 9
Information Technology 0 0 0 6 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 3 0 3
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 3 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 3 0 0 3
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 3 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 2 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 2 9 763 374 16 1,164

References

*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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