Aspen University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,050

12.5% growth from 2015

2015 Student Loan

5.78%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

2,729

6.27% Full-Time

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 (22 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Police Science (18 degrees), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (4 degrees).

In 2016, 324 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aspen University. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (130 degrees), 1.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (97 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aspen University is $4,050, which is $-21,806 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Aspen University is $4,050, which is $-21,806 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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

In 2016, 16% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 17% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,050

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Aspen University was $4,050. The cost of tuition at Aspen University is $-21,806 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

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2016 Value

0%

1 Year Growth

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Other Student Expenses

$8,536

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aspen University was of $8,536 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.85% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

16%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

17%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

16% of undergraduate students at Aspen University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to N/A, when N/A% 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.

5.78%

2015 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Aspen University was 5.78%, which represents 10 out of the 173 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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Admissions

Aspen University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 2,729 students enrolled at Aspen University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Aspen University has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Aspen University was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

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Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Aspen University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Aspen University has a total enrollment of 2,729 students. The full-time enrollment at Aspen University is 171 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,558. This means that 6.27% of students enrolled at Aspen University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aspen University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.7% White, 8.72% Black or African American, 3.99% Asian, 3.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.696% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.183% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aspen University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.1%), followed by Black or African American Female (13.9%) and White Male (8.86%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (27.2%), followed by White Male (6.52%) and Black or African American Female (5.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

6.27%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aspen University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,729 students. The full-time enrollment at Aspen University is 171 and the part-time enrollment is 2,558. This means that 6.27% of students enrolled at Aspen University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Aspen University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    838

  2. Black or African American

    238

  3. Asian

    109

The enrolled student population at Aspen University is 30.7% White, 8.72% Black or African American, 3.99% Asian, 3.15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.696% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.183% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,355 students (49.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 20 more women than men received degrees from Aspen University. The majority of degree recipients at Aspen University are unknown (130 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (97 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Aspen University is Public Health Nurse (22 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Police Science (18 degrees) and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (4 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 Business (132 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), and Protective Services (22 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 (2,058,601 people), Registered nurses (1,348,236 people), Accountants & auditors (1,131,501 people), Miscellaneous managers (928,270 people), and Software developers, applications & systems software (522,463 people).

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Business (132 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Health (95 degrees), and Education (30 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Business (132 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Health (95 degrees), and Education (30 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 (3,277,561 people), Hospitals (1,834,453 people), Computer Systems Design (900,063 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (722,508 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (643,709 people).

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Business (132 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (28 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Health (95 degrees), and Education (30 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. 22 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Aspen University was Public Health Nurse with 22 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 152

  2. 172

In 2016, 152 degrees were awarded to men at Aspen University, which is 0.884 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (172).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Aspen University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.64 times more than the 14 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 67 degrees were awarded to women at Aspen University in Adult Health Nurse, which is 16.8 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

N/A%

100% Completion Time

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150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Aspen University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Aspen University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    130 degrees awarded

  2. White

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aspen University is unknown (130 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (97 degrees).

40.1% of degree recipients (130 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    57 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Aspen University is white female (57 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (40 degrees).

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Operations

Aspen University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Aspen University had a total expenditure of $9.49M. Of that $9.49M, they spent $4.28M on salaries and $9.49M on benefits.

Aspen University employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Aspen University are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aspen University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 47 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 7 employees, and Management with 6 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Aspen University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Aspen University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$4.28M

Salary Expenditure

$9.49M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Aspen University had a total expenditure of $9.49M. Of that $9.49M, they spent $4.28M on salaries and $9.49M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$4.28M

2015 Salaries

3.4%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Aspen University paid a median of $4.28M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($9.49M) and a 3.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$N/A

Instructional Salaries

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Number of Employees

In N/A, Aspen University paid a total of $N/A to N/A employees working as instructors, which represents N/A% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

47 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aspen University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 7 employees; and Management with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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