Aspen University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,050

0% growth from 2016

2016 Student Loan

8.85%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,973

4.75% 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 (134 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (15 degrees), and Counseling Psychology (6 degrees).

In 2017, 462 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Aspen University. 69% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (194 degrees), 1.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (160 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Aspen University is $4,050, which is $-22,450 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Aspen University is $4,050, which is $-22,450 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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

In 2017, 11% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,050

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Aspen University was $4,050. The cost of tuition at Aspen University is $-22,450 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$N/A

2017 Value

In 2017 Aspen University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Aspen University grew by 0%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,616

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Aspen University was of $8,616 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 0.937% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

11%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

2%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

11% of undergraduate students at Aspen University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 31.3% with respect to 2016, when 16% 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.

8.85%

2016 Default Rate

20

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Aspen University was 8.85%, which represents 20 out of the 226 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 4,973 students. The full-time enrollment at Aspen University is 236 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,737. This means that 4.75% of students enrolled at Aspen University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Aspen University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15.1% White, 4.12% Black or African American, 1.77% Asian, 1.65% Hispanic or Latino, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Aspen University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (9.52%), followed by Black or African American Female (8.33%) and Two or More Races Female (4.76%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (14.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (5.92%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (1.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

4.75%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Aspen University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,973 students. The full-time enrollment at Aspen University is 236 and the part-time enrollment is 4,737. This means that 4.75% of students enrolled at Aspen University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

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

    750

  2. Black or African American

    205

  3. Asian

    88

The enrolled student population at Aspen University is 15.1% White, 4.12% Black or African American, 1.77% Asian, 1.65% Hispanic or Latino, 1.21% Two or More Races, 0.241% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 176 more women than men received degrees from Aspen University. The majority of degree recipients at Aspen University are unknown (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (160 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Aspen University is Public Health Nurse (134 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (15 degrees) and Counseling Psychology (6 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 (281 degrees awarded), Education (37 degrees), and Business (98 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 (2,080,123 people), Registered nurses (1,426,926 people), Accountants & auditors (1,148,946 people), Other managers (801,944 people), and Software developers (523,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Health (281 degrees awarded), Education (37 degrees), Business (98 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), and Protective Services (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Aspen University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Health (281 degrees awarded), Education (37 degrees), Business (98 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), and Protective Services (11 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 (3,294,102 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,837,783 people), Computer Systems Design (904,906 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (678,434 people), and Banking & related activities (579,340 people).

The most specialized majors at Aspen University are Health (281 degrees awarded), Education (37 degrees), Business (98 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (21 degrees), and Protective Services (11 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. 134 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Aspen University was Public Health Nurse with 134 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 143

  2. 319

In 2017, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Aspen University, which is 0.448 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (319).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Aspen University in Project Management, which is 3 times more than the 9 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 121 degrees were awarded to women at Aspen University in Adult Health Nurse, which is 7.12 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

N/A

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 (68.1%).

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, 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

    194 degrees awarded

  2. White

    160 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Aspen University is unknown (194 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (160 degrees).

42% of degree recipients (194 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    113 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Aspen University is white female (113 degrees awarded). There were 2.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (47 degrees).

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Operations

Aspen University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Aspen University had a total salary expenditure of $12.9M. Aspen University employs 10 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Aspen University are Female No academic ranks (10), Male No academic ranks(0), 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 96 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 8 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 7 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Aspen University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 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 2017, 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

$4.78M

2017 Salaries

45.1%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Aspen University paid a median of $4.78M in salaries, which represents 37.2% of their overall expenditure ($12.9M) and a 45.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 23% decline from 2015 and a 3.4% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$525k

Instructional Salaries

10

Number of Employees

In 2017, Aspen University paid a total of $525k to 10 employees working as instructors, which represents 11% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

10 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

96 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Aspen University were No academic rank with 10 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Aspen University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 96 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 8 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 7 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Aspen University was Female No academic rank with 10 employees, Male No academic rank with 0 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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