Aspen University

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Aspen University
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Type For-profit online university
Established 1987
President Cheri St. Arnauld, EdD
Students 3600
Location Denver, Colorado, United States USA
Website http://www.aspen.edu

Aspen University is a United States-based private, for-profit higher education institution nationally-accredited, distance learning university that was established in 1987. Aspen University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, education, computer science, technology, information systems, business, project management, counseling, and criminal justice.

Mission[edit]

Aspen is dedicated to offering any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

The University was founded during the 1960s as the International Academy, offering education in information management. In 1987 the International Academy established the Information Institute and changed the school’s name to ISM University, focusing on emerging information technologies. In 2003, ISIM University changed its name to Aspen University.

Recent history[edit]

Monthly Payment Plan[edit]

In March 2014, Aspen University started offering students the ability to earn their degree through monthly payment plans. Associates or Bachelor’s degree students pay $250 per month, master’s degree students pay $325 per month and doctoral degree students pay $375 per month. Effective March 12, 2014 Aspen University’s RN to BSN Program received CCNE accreditation.

Alumni[edit]

Colin Harris, The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) awarded as the 2015 outstanding graduate. Colin graduated Aspen University in 2013 with a Master of Science in Nursing- Nursing Education.

Deepak Manohar, a Project Management student, was awarded first place for the 2014 PMI Atlanta Project of the Year.

Rich Levander, Assistant Police Chief, Glendale, Arizona.

Accreditation[edit]

Aspen University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The baccalaureate and master's degree in nursing at Aspen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Aspen University has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).[1]

Aspen University’s Bachelor's & Master's degrees in Psychology of Addiction and Counseling are approved by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).[3]

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) has authorized Aspen University to operate in Colorado as a private university under the Degree Authorization Act.[4]

Academics[edit]

School of Professional Studies[edit]

  • Certificate - Project Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Completion Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Major Crime Scene Investigation Procedure
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Sciences
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement Management
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling

School of Nursing[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nursing Administration and Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN Bridge Program) with a specialization in Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN Bridge Program) with a specialization in Nursing Administration and Management

School of Education[edit]

  • Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education - Completion Program
  • Master in Education
  • Master in Education with a specialization in Curriculum Development and Outcomes Assessment
  • Master in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology
  • Master in Education with a specialization in Transformational Leadership
  • Doctorate in Education Leadership and Learning

School of Management[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Completion Program
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship
  • Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance
  • Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Information Management
  • Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
  • Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management

School of Information Technology[edit]

  • Master of Science in Information Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a specialization in Enterprise and Application Development
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a specialization in Web Development
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Technology and Innovation
  • Doctorate of Science in Computer Science

Blogs and Online Classroom[edit]

Stock Symbol[edit]

Scholarships[edit]

Scholarships for Students in Colorado[edit]

News[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°42′14″N 104°56′29″W / 39.703967°N 104.94134°W / 39.703967; -104.94134

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