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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?

6,660 Undergraduate Awards
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ashford University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Library Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Library & Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Alternative Medicine & Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Library Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Instructional Media Design Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Alternative Medicine & Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Library & Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Ashford University?

Location of Ashford University

Contact details for Ashford University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 866-711-1700
Website: www.ashford.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshfordU

How Do I Get Into Ashford University?

You can apply to Ashford University online at: https://oap.ashford.edu/online

Ashford University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Ashford University?

74% Take Out Loans
13.7% Loan Default Rate

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

26,914 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 5,706 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 26,914 full-time undergraduates at Ashford University, 30% are male and 70% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Ashford University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ashford University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Ashford University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 477
Black or African American 8,233
Hispanic or Latino 4,225
White 11,489
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,437

Geographic Diversity

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

34,705 Took All Classes Online
34,710 Took At Least One Class Online
-8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 58 bachelor’s degree and 26 master’s degree programs available online at Ashford University. In 2017-2018, 34,710 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ashford University has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 14%
Education 0%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 2%
Finance & Financial Management 1%
General Social Sciences 9%
Human Development & Family Studies 3%
Human Resource Management 22%
Library & Information Science 27%
Library Science 27%
Management Information Systems 23%
Military Applied Sciences 6%
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 6%
Nursing 50%
Political Science & Government 5%
Real Estate 19%
Special Education 11%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6%
Teaching English or French 30%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Military Applied Sciences #1
Education Philosophy #1
Family & Consumer Economics #2
Real Estate #2
Library & Information Science #3
Business/Managerial Economics #3
Journalism #4
Sustainability Science #4
Anthropology #4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature #4
Library Science #4
Gerontology #4
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #5
Educational Assessment #5
Alternative Medicine & Systems #6
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #8
Teaching English or French #10
Behavioral Science #13
General English Literature #13
Political Science & Government #14
General Social Sciences #15
Sociology #15
History #17
History #17
Human Development & Family Studies #18
English Language & Literature #18
Natural Resources Conservation #19
Entrepreneurial Studies #20
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #21
Health & Physical Education #21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #22
Natural Resources & Conservation #23
Special Education #24
Health Sciences & Services #26
General Education #26
International Business #31
Management Information Systems #33
Communication & Media Studies #34
Instructional Media Design #35
Mental & Social Health Services #36
Finance & Financial Management #36
Communication & Journalism #43
Public Administration #49
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #49
Teacher Education Grade Specific #53
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #54
Liberal Arts General Studies #54
General Psychology #57
Nursing #60
Marketing #61
Social Sciences #64
Psychology #67
Public Administration & Social Service #72
Human Resource Management #80
Accounting #88
Criminal Justice & Corrections #95
Education #98
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #99
Health & Medical Administrative Services #103
Business Administration & Management #131
Health Professions #136
Business, Management & Marketing #141

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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 2 1,760 1,207 23 2,992
Teacher Education Grade Specific 314 730 91 0 1,135
General Psychology 0 417 360 7 784
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 502 135 0 637
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 402 196 0 598
General Education 0 183 378 0 561
Human Resource Management 0 289 35 34 358
Behavioral Science 0 297 0 0 297
Accounting 0 168 71 0 239
Special Education 0 0 168 0 168
Alternative Medicine & Systems 0 159 0 0 159
Management Information Systems 0 127 20 0 147
Human Development & Family Studies 0 127 2 0 129
Sociology 0 90 8 0 98
Mental & Social Health Services 0 89 2 0 91
Public Administration 0 18 72 0 90
Finance & Financial Management 0 80 0 0 80
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 71 0 0 71
Marketing 0 60 0 0 60
Real Estate 0 54 0 0 54
History 0 52 0 0 52
Communication & Media Studies 0 51 0 0 51
General English Literature 0 51 0 0 51
Journalism 0 50 0 0 50
Educational Administration 0 0 47 2 49
Health & Physical Education 0 49 0 0 49
Natural Resources Conservation 0 46 0 0 46
General Social Sciences 0 43 0 0 43
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 42 0 0 42
Political Science & Government 0 38 0 0 38
Library & Information Science 0 37 0 0 37
Military Applied Sciences 26 10 0 0 36
Educational Assessment 0 34 0 0 34
International Business 0 32 0 0 32
Anthropology 0 27 0 0 27
Instructional Media Design 0 22 2 0 24
Business/Managerial Economics 0 22 0 0 22
Health Sciences & Services 0 22 0 0 22
Teaching English or French 0 20 0 0 20
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 18 0 0 18
Gerontology 0 17 0 0 17
Family & Consumer Economics 0 9 0 0 9
Human Services 0 0 8 1 9
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 6 6
Nursing 0 2 0 0 2
Education Philosophy 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 342 6,318 2,802 73 9,535

References

*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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