Aspen University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,600
0% growth from 2018
2017 Student Loan
6.07%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,893
25.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
20%
2 Graduates

About

Aspen University is a higher education institution located in Denver County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Aspen University were Public Health Nurse (661 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (39 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees).

In 2019, 1,164 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aspen University. 84.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 15.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (787 degrees), 5.58 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (141 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aspen University is $3,600, which is $−24,900 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Aspen University is $3,600, which is $−24,900 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $0.

In 2019, null% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,600
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Aspen University was $3,600. The cost of tuition at Aspen University is $−24,900 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$0
2019 Value
100%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Aspen University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $0. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Aspen University grew by 100%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,264
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aspen University was of $10,264 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 3.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

null%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

null% of undergraduate students at Aspen University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 100% with respect to 2018, when 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.07%
2017 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Aspen University was 6.07%, which represents 19 out of the 313 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Aspen University has a total enrollment of 6,893 students. The full-time enrollment at Aspen University is 1,780 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,113. This means that 25.8% of students enrolled at Aspen University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aspen University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.6% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 3.83% Asian, 2.09% Two or More Races, 0.754% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.653% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aspen University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (14.7%) and White Male (5.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aspen University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,893 students. The full-time enrollment at Aspen University is 1,780 and the part-time enrollment is 5,113. This means that 25.8% of students enrolled at Aspen University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Aspen University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Aspen University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,316
  2. Black or African American
    1,089
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    582

The enrolled student population at Aspen University is 33.6% White, 15.8% Black or African American, 8.44% Hispanic or Latino, 3.83% Asian, 2.09% Two or More Races, 0.754% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.653% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 808 more women than men received degrees from Aspen University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Aspen University is unknown (787 degrees awarded). There were 5.58 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (141 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Aspen University is Public Health Nurse (661 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (39 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Aspen University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (909 degrees awarded), Protective Services (37 degrees), and Education (70 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aspen University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,696,577 people), Registered nurses (1,523,664 people), Accountants & auditors (1,038,136 people), Other managers (889,975 people), and Secondary school teachers (582,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Health (909 degrees awarded), Protective Services (37 degrees), Education (70 degrees), Psychology (37 degrees), and Business (90 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aspen University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Health (909 degrees awarded), Protective Services (37 degrees), Education (70 degrees), Psychology (37 degrees), and Business (90 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aspen University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,543,824 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,946,230 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (782,279 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (594,862 people), and Computer Systems Design (567,620 people).

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Health (909 degrees awarded), Protective Services (37 degrees), Education (70 degrees), Psychology (37 degrees), and Business (90 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Aspen University.
Most Common
  1. 661 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 39 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 27 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Aspen University was Public Health Nurse with 661 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

178
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
986
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 178 degrees were awarded to men at Aspen University, which is 0.181 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (986).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Aspen University in Public Health Nurse, which is 0.098 times less than the 602 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 602 degrees were awarded to women at Aspen University in Public Health Nurse, which is 10.2 times more than the 59 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (0%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Aspen University is Male and Asian (0% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 100% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    787 degrees awarded
  2. White
    141 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aspen University is unknown (787 degrees awarded). There were 5.58 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (141 degrees).

67.6% of degree recipients (787 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    117 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Aspen University is white female (117 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (62 degrees).

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Operations

Aspen University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Aspen University had a total salary expenditure of $25.2M. Aspen University employs 29 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Aspen University are Female No academic ranks (26), Male No academic ranks(3), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aspen University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 120 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Aspen University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Aspen University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Aspen University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.2M
2019 Salaries
62.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Aspen University paid a median of $11.2M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($25.2M) and a 62.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 44.2% growth from 2017 and a 45.1% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.75M
Instructional Salaries
29
Number of Employees

In 2019, Aspen University paid a total of $1.75M to 29 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
29 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
120 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aspen University were No academic rank with 29 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aspen University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 120 employees; Management with 15 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aspen University was Female No academic rank with 26 employees, Male No academic rank with 3 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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