Ashford University Overview
Ashford University is a private for-profit institution located in San Diego, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Ashford University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Ashford University.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 8% of the faculty were full-time.
Ashford University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Ashford University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ashford University.
Where Is Ashford University?
Contact details for Ashford University are given below.
|Address:||8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92123|
How Do I Get Into Ashford University?
You can apply to Ashford University online at: https://oap.ashford.edu/online
Can I Afford Ashford University?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ashford University, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $6,288 a year. That adds up to $25,152 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ashford University is 13.7%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Ashford University Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 26,914 full-time undergraduates at Ashford University, 30% are male and 70% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ashford University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||8,233|
|Hispanic or Latino||4,225|
California students aren't the only ones who study at Ashford University. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 10 countries are represented at Ashford University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Germany, Ghana, and Dominican Republic.
Online Learning at Ashford University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ashford University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Ashford University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ashford University was -8.8%. This is the #204 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Ashford University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ashford University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ashford University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ashford University.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ashford University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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