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Ashford University
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Overall Rating
C- Average
Main Address
8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92123
Overall Rankings
Military Technologies And Applied Sciences
#18 of 30
Library Science
#70 of 70
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(866) 711-1700
8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92123
Large City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 31,115
Women 69%
Men 31%
Total Enrollments (2020) 31,115
White 42%
Black or African American 30%
Hispanic or Latino 17%
Multiracial 4%
Asian 3%
Unknown 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Native American 1%
International (Non-Citizen) 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 10,430
Bachelor's 67%
Master's 29%
Associate's 3%
Doctoral 1%
Total Awards (2020) 10,430
Business 39%
Education and Liberal Arts 24%
Human and Social Sciences 16%
Healthcare 10%
Legal and Law 8%
Computer Technology 2%
Engineering 0%
Communication and Media 0%
Trades and Careers 0%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Online Programs
Applied Linguistics
Behavioral Sciences
Business Administration And Management, General
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Child Development
Clinical Psychology
Computer And Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance
Computer Software Engineering
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Cultural Anthropology
Customer Service Management
Developmental Services Worker
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
English Language And Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Finance, General
Health And Wellness, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Holistic/Integrative Health
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Learning Sciences
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library And Information Science
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Medical Informatics
Mental And Social Health Services And Allied Professions, Other
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Military Applied Sciences, Other
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management And Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Organizational Leadership
Political Science And Government, General
Project Management
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Research And Development Management
Social And Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Social Sciences, General
Sociology, General
Special Education And Teaching, General
Speech Communication And Rhetoric
Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
Sustainability Studies
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English Or French As A Second Or Foreign Language, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia And Information Resources Design
Accredited By
WASC Senior College and University Commission
Specialized Accreditations
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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3.85 Based on 5 Reviews
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Students and Culture
Activities and Groups
Career Preparation

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3.6 Based on 3 Reviews
B+ Great

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4 Based on 2 Reviews
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3.8 Based on 2 Reviews
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4 Based on 2 Reviews
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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
Answered by:

"Special K" Daley – Harlem Globetrotter

What is the campus setting like?
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Ashford’s corporate office is based in San Diego, but their campus spans the world. That’s because the Ashford students complete their degrees 100% online. This means the Ashford campus extends to homes, offices, coffee shops, and anywhere else with an Internet connection. This flexible format allows students to study on their schedule — making Ashford an ideal environment for professionals, parents, and even world travelers and to complete a degree on their terms.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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Ashford’s more than 50 degree programs are all offered 100% online from four colleges: the Forbes School of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts. Degrees are designed to fit into the lives of busy professionals. The draw for most Ashford students is the ability to complete their degree online.

What are the athletic highlights?
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The Ashford University Saints compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as an independent member. The Saints formerly competed in the Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, and track and field. Women's sports include basketball, soccer, softball, track and field and volleyball. The official team colors are purple and gold, and the mascot for the Saints is a Saint Bernard dog named Champ. In 2010 and 2011, Ashford received the MCC President's Cup for high academic excellence among their student athletes with 96 individual students chosen for the Academic All-MCC Team. Additionally, 21 students were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes which requires a GPA of 3.5 to 4.0 at certification.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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Ashford offers more than 50 degree programs across four colleges: the Forbes School of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts, with the majority of degrees awarded from the Forbes School of Business. The school offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. In the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement, Ashford students scored higher than average on questions relating to relationships, diverse perspectives, educational and personal growth such as thinking critically and analytically, and writing.