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Aspen University is a private, distance learning institution that was founded in 1987. The genesis of the university can be followed back to the 1960’s as the school was originally known as the International Academy.
Fast forward to 1987 when the school changed its name to the ISM University focusing primarily on information technologies. In 2003, the school changed its name to Aspen University (AU) and is currently based in Denver, Colorado.
Aspen University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DECA). Both baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Aspen University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Additionally, the school’s programs in Psychology of Addiction and Counseling have been approved by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
Aspen University is comprised of four main school domains that include the following areas of study:
- School of Professional Studies
- School of Education
- School of Nursing
- School of Business and Technology
Degree levels include a full suite of programs at AU that rival large, traditional institutions. Degrees include certificate programs, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degree programs.
Admission requirements for Aspen University is correlated to the degree level program you are applying for. In other words, an applicant for an associate degree may qualify given the school's criteria while the same applicant may not qualify for a graduate degree as specific thresholds must be met prior to admissions.
A wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs are offered through Aspen University including: early childhood education, business administration, psychology & addiction counseling, criminal justice, nursing, medical management, education, information management, information technology, information systems, technology & innovation, health care administration & leadership, organizational leadership, organizational philosophy, K12 educational leadership, and higher education leadership.
For students transferring from another qualified institution, there are specific requirements that need to be met prior to admissions. In fact, Aspen University has a detailed credit transfer system ratio for domestic students along with a system for international students.
In addition, students will need to meet specific credit transfer requirements by degree level. In other words, AU details out the specific requirements needed for a student to transfer credits for a bachelor degree versus a doctoral degree on their portal.
Please visit the school’s website for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures. Alternatively, you can simply request admissions information via this portal to learn more about your options.
Below is a list of areas of study that may be available for students. Any linked program will direct you to the respective program's profile page which provides general educational requirements and possible career paths.
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Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.