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Aspen University

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Aspen University
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Established 1987
Type For-profit online university
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 specialized degree programs that are responsibly priced and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, education, computer science, technology, information systems, business, project management, counseling, and criminal justice.

Mission

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.

Aspen University achieves this in two ways

Aspen’s Academic Achievement Goal is to transition motivated learners to higher levels of productive citizenship by providing a readily accessible education that teaches knowledge and skills of enduring value.

A productive citizen is defined as a self-directed life-long learner who functions successfully in high-performance teams; exhibits professional behavior through leadership, advocacy, cultural competence and ethical conduct; conducts research, using evidence-based practices; leverages technology to produce high-value work products; and achieves and maintains a productive professional career. Aspen’s Economic Responsibility Goal is to offer tuition rates low enough that a majority of our students will not incur debt through utilization of federal financial aid, and ensure alumni have achieved a return on investment benefit following earning a degree from Aspen.

Economic responsibility is defined as Aspen offering tuition rates low enough that a majority of students will be able to afford to pay tuition in cash (maintaining Federal Financial Aid revenues below 50%); and ensuring alumni have achieved a return on investment benefit following earning a degree from Aspen.

History

Foundation

The University was originally 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

Debt Free Education Solution

In March 2014, Aspen University started offering students the ability to earn their degree debt free 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

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.

Accreditation

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). 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

School of Professional Studies

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

About Denver, Colorado

(From Wikipedia) Denver (/'d?nv?r/; Arapaho: Niinéniiniicíihéhe') is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of 2014, Denver is also the most populous county in Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 ft or 1,610 m) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

Denver is ranked as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. With a 2014 estimated population of 663,862, Denver ranks as the 21st-most populous U.S. city. The 10-county Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated 2013 population of 2,697,476 and ranked as the 21st most populous U.S. metropolitan statistical area. The 12-county Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area had an estimated 2013 population of 3,277,309, which ranks as the 16th most populous U.S. metropolitan area. Denver is the most populous city of the Front Range Urban Corridor, an oblong urban region stretching across two states with population of 5,467,633 in 2010. Denver is the most populous city within a 500-mile (800 km) radius and the most populous city in the Mountain West and the third-most populous city in the Southwestern United States after Phoenix, Arizona and El Paso, Texas. Its metropolitan population is the second-largest in the Southwest after that of Phoenix.

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