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

661 Undergraduate Degrees
242 Graduate Degrees

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Aspen University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#15 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Nursing Master’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 Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Online Nursing 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

How Do I Get Into Aspen University?

You can apply to Aspen University online at:

Since Aspen University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Aspen University?

100% Take Out Loans
8.8% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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

802 Full-Time Undergraduates
86% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,537 undergraduate students at Aspen University, with 802 being full-time and 3,735 being part-time.

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

There are also 2,356 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 802 full-time undergraduates at Aspen University, 14% are male and 86% 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 13
Black or African American 149
Hispanic or Latino 146
White 266
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 228

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.


This school is the 2nd 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 #11 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
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 33%
Nursing 43%
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 46%

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
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing #1
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing #1
Nursing Administration #3
Nursing #7

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 661 0 0 661
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 0 241 0 241
Nursing Administration 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 661 241 1 903


*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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