2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$15,154

Net Price

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Admitted

%

Enrolled

%

Graduation Rate

9/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Aspen University

is a private for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 9,989. In 2021, there were 92 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #10 in Arizona and ranks #1430 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

92

Total Enrollment

9,989

Type

Private For-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Ranking for Aspen University

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#10

Arizona Rank

Combining ranking factors for 11 schools that offer psychology degrees in Arizona, Aspen University ranks #10.

#1430

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Aspen University ranks #1430.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Aspen University offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Counseling Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology2620
Counseling Psychology2620
Total Graduates5240
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 0 students applied to the Aspen University. The university admitted % and % of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Arizona universities is 22,516. On average, all Arizona institutions admit 76% and 33% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Aspen University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 37%. Compared to all Arizona four or more years colleges, the percentage is 61%.

The overall graduation rate for Aspen University is %, compared to 46% for all Arizona universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Aspen to Arizona Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Aspen University to the average of all Arizona four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

Aspen

0

Applicants

%

Percent Admitted

%

Percent Enrolled

37%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

%

Graduation Rate

AZ Colleges

22,516

Applicants

76%

Percent Admitted

33%

Percent Enrolled

61%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

46%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 46 or 9% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 450 or 91% part-time faculty members employed at Aspen University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 46 or 9%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

Aspen

9 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

9%

Percent Full-Time

91%

Percent Part-Time

9%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

AZ Colleges

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

35%

Percent Full-Time

65%

Percent Part-Time

34%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Aspen University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $4,545, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,400.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $3,900 and the average cost for graduate fees is $457.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Aspen University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Aspen University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$0
On-Campus Living Expenses$0
Total Living Expenses$0
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$4,545
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,400
Total Undergraduate Expenses$5,945
In-State, Graduate Tuition$3,900
In-State, Graduate Fees$457
Total Graduate Expenses$4,357
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Aspen University is $15,154. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Aspen University to all Arizona universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

Aspen

$5,945

Cost to Attend

$2,320

Average Financial Aid

69%

Percent Receiving Aid

$15,154

Net Price

AZ Colleges

$24,296

Cost to Attend

$6,642

Average Financial Aid

82%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,301

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 72 or 69%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,027 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $2,320.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,027$2,320
Pell Grants1,027$2,320
Federal Student Loans942$4,485
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Aspen University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

Aspen

1,027

Grant or Scholarship Aid

34%

Grants or Scholarships

1,027

Number of Pell Grants

34%

Pell Grants

942

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

AZ Colleges

9,746

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

5,122

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

5,180

Federal Student Loans

26%

Federal Student Loans

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