Accreditation & Authorizations


The value of the degree you earn online is critical to how well it will serve your future. All of Aspen University's degree programs (associates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral) have been awarded national accreditation by the most respected independent accreditation organizations.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Aspen University is accredited by 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 recognized accrediting agency, and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate and master's degree in nursing at Aspen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Project Management Institute (PMI)

Aspen University has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).



The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals

Aspen University's bachelor's and master's degrees in Psychology of Addiction and Counseling are approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). The NAADAC approved education providers offer training and education for those who are seeking to become certified and those who want to maintain their certification. All educational training programs are reviewed for content applicability to state and national certification standards.


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Aspen University has been approved by Colorado to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.


State and Accrediting Body Disclosures

The University catalog outlines Aspen University's grievance policy. Students with complaints are encouraged to first follow the University's procedures. Aspen strives to create a welcoming environment with resources to assist students achieve their goals. Although Aspen anticipates that students will have a complaint-free experience, the University recognizes that challenges can sometimes arise.

Students with unresolved concerns may register a complaint in the State where they reside. Though students may choose to work through their own state, Aspen University is participant in SARA. Students who live in SARA member States (marked below) could also contact SARA. The Department of Higher Education's, office for complaint resolution, in Colorado is responsible for staffing the investigation and complaint resolution as needed.