• Address: 8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard, San Diego, California 92123

  • Phone Number: (866) 711-1700

  • Website: https://www.ashford.edu/

About

Ashford University is a private for-profit university, founded in the year 1918 by Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton. The university was originally named as Mount St. Clare College located in San Diego. The mission of the university is to provide high-quality and innovative education which is accessible all over the world. 

  • The university is institutionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.

  • The International Accreditation Council for Business Education has accredited Ashford University for its Business programs.


Ashford University Online

  • The university is offering online-programs in Associates, Bachelors, and Masters.

  • Choose from a wide variety of online programs in-demand fields including Business Management, Criminal Justice, Information Systems, Public Administration, Literature and many others.

Ashford University Reviews

  • Students generally love the resources the university provides to the students, such as mentors, scholastic, and financial counselors, and open private message options to contact the faculties.

  • Most of the students say that it is a good university to attend. Faculties are interactive. Most of the time professors give an extension on the lesson.

  • Ashton University was recognized by the Diverse: Higher Education as a Top 100- degree producer for African Americans.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

San Diego, California

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001881

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Institutional Accreditation

WSCUC

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Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.ashford.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

Virtual Class Rooms allows students to share guidance, discussion boards, and written assignments. Instructors provide outlines, resources, and feedback all in one place.

Constellation is an interactive platform designed for university students which store digital course materials in one place.

Waypoint is a platform that provides a link between the student and the instructor.  Students can submit their assignments and get a detailed response.

Ashford University Athletics - Recently, Ashford soccer programs facilitated the NAIA National Championship opening round challenges the previous fall in Clinton and, without precedent for school history, the men's golf and ladies' tennis programs got national acknowledgement inside their respective best 25 national rankings

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 15: 1
Total Population 41,361
Student Population Full Time: 41,359 Part Time: 2
Gender Division Male: 29 % Female: 71 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 12 %

The College Monk

Female: 19 %

Total Graduation Rate: 17 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Ashford University offers 66 online programs across 21 Majors

Business Management

Offering 19 programs accross 2 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Literature

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Sociology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Accounting

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 10 programs accross 3 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Military

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Anthropology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Ashford University is 100% because it follows an open admission policy.

Statistics

The total number of student enrollment in the university is 41,361, out of which 41,359 are full-time students. 

Admission Requirements

Following are the admission requirement for Associate and Bachelors Programs in Ashford.

  • Completion of the university's online application form.

  • Completion of High School or GED equivalent.

  • Official transcripts from the previous institution attended.

  • Provisionally admitted students should submit official transcripts from an accredited postsecondary institution.

  • Students must have a minimum of 90-semester credits to be eligible for transfer admission.

  • Students from an institution where English is not the primary language must have completed a minimum of 30 credits from an accredited college/university and submit official test scores

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based - 500

    • TOEFL Internet-based - 61

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0

Admission Requirements for Master Programs

  • Completion of the online application form.

  • A Bachelor's degree or a post-graduate degree with a minimum of 2.0 GPA from an approved accredited university.

  • Submission of official transcripts.

  • Transfer students must have a minimum of 9-semester credits from an accredited university

  • Students from an institution where English is not the primary language

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based - 550

    • TOEFL Internet-based - 79

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and assistance are available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study.

Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form with Ashford University Federal school code is 001881.

Federal Aid provided which include Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.

The university also provides Institutional Aid which includes RN to BSN Grant, Senior Project Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship.

Military Aid such as Military Grant, Tuition Assistance, Tuition Assistance "Top-Up", Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Vocational Rehabilitation is awarded.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,461 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Varies
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $390 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. Varies
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant $390 3.25 CGPA Finish the coursework required to be a teacher. Varies
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Direct Loan $7,291 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. Varies
Federal PLUS Loans $7,291 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a regular student. Varies

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
RN to BSN Grant $250 Student of Ashford. Demonstrate financial need. June 30th, 2018
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Senior Project Scholarship $5,000 A graduate. Demonstrate the financial need. August 1st, 2018
Entrepreneurship Scholarship $5,000 New Business idea to be presented. July 1st, 2018

Data Source: https://www.ashford.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Military Grant $250 Active Duty, National Guard, or Reservists. Civilian employees of the US Coast Guard. Varies
Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance "Top-Up" Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disabilities. Varies

Data Source: https://www.ashford.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $18,243
$30,001 - $48,000 $19,578
$48,001 - $75,000 $19,921
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,881
Over $110,000 $22,961

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 56% $3,570
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 86% $4,727
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 81% $4,602
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 11% $3,339
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $7,291
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $7,291
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,235
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 4,415 $5,814
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 3,904 $5,380
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 511 $9,130

Data Source: https://www.ashford.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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