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C-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Life
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
Ashford is a for-profit, online university. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 31,545 undergraduate students. The Ashford acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Early Childhood Education, and Psychology. Graduating 8% of students, Ashford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,100.
About Ashford University...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
8620 Spectrum Center Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$18,469/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,519/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,354/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,724/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,425/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,057/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.825 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.772 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.777 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
31,545Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
88%
Pell Grant
73%
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Diverse
    79%
  • Outgoing
    11%
  • Nerdy
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
8%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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Ashford University Reviews

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Very easy and relaxing environment to select especially coming from a background of visual learning. The professor are well selected and in tune with class curriculum and interactive with the students. They want you to succeed and making sure you pass the class. However, their financial aid is fraud! Be careful in getting in making sure to have a second opinion when ask for completion rate and the means to complete. That was my mistake! I ran out of financial aid fundings in which I was told specifically I will be ok with the amount left to get me over the complete line and graduate. Here I am! No option available and about to drop out. Qualifications for private loans not met, 9months until graduation and I can’t afford to complete school.
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I enjoy being able to attend a college from home. By going online, I can work around my family's schedule. When I was looking for colleges, Ashford was rated in the top ten for my area of study. At the time, I found it to be affordable. My first few weeks there I had the advisor calling to check on me. She was great! Her support allowed me to want to continue my education there. The professors were, for the most part, good. There were a few that had no clue what they were doing, or they did not want to help. The only bad thing I must say is their financial aid department is clueless. One minute you owe nothing and is stated that financial aid covers your time there, but then close to graduation you find out that you owe.
I take online course from Ashford. I like that they have accelerated courses that allow me to complete a course every month and I am still allowed to obtain a full-job. Ashford University is based out in California, but I am still able to talk to and school rep in a timely manner. Having prior school before shadows, I was able to earn my degree in Elementary Studies in exactly two years. I am pursuing my second bachelors in Early Childhood Administration and will earn that degree in less than two years which is great!