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 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 (

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Aspen University are 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 and Addiction 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.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

The School of Business and Technology at Aspen University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of the degrees eligible for accreditation, click here.


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. Clicking on any state in the map below will take you to the appropriate site for that state. Additionally, Aspen University is a member institution in NC-SARA through the state of Colorado. As such, you may choose to contact the Colorado Department of Higher Education's Office for Complaint Resolution which is responsible for complaint resolution for SARA member institutions based in Colorado.