2017 Alumni Survey


Aspen University's Mission Statement

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.

Employed Alumni

92%
Overall, 92%* of alumni reported that they are currently employed and/or in further education.
*Excludes 8 retirees

Career Opportunity & Mobility

71%
Received a raise, promotion or better job
86%
Hold senior-level positions

Economic Growth

Respondents reported additional compensation since earning their Aspen degree.
 
$27,500*
The median (midpoint) in additional total compensation since graduation.
*Range: $0 to more than $75,000

Present and Future Employment

88%
Feel "very secure" in their chosen profession after earning their degree.
86%
Feel their Aspen degree will positively impact long-term career goals.

Attitude Toward Aspen

95%
Recommend Aspen to a friend, colleague or family.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Affordability
  • Online Programs
  • Convenience
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Program / Degree Availability

Annual Alumni Survey

Aspen uses its Annual Alumni Survey as a measurement to determine if our alumni are achieving an economic return on their educational investment following earning a degree at Aspen. Research Strategy Group International, an independent research company, conducted this year's Annual Alumni Survey.


Survey Process and Participation

We surveyed Aspen alumni who graduated 5 or more years ago (2012 and earlier). The survey contains questions about current employment of alumni, the extent to which that job is related to the education they received at Aspen, their plans for the future, and their satisfaction with Aspen.

The responses from several survey items were combined so that patterns of employments and education could be studied. 140 Aspen University alumni participated in this survey.


We thank everyone who participated in this alumni survey. We proudly invest in our students to help them increase their knowledge, job skills, and potential for career advancement and income growth.