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Located in San Diego, California, Ashford University is a private for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

1,304 Undergraduate Degrees
688 Graduate Degrees

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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
#2 Most Popular Online Teaching Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Teaching Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Online Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Teaching Master’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 Value Instructional Media Design Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Teaching English or French Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Education Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Teaching English or French Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value General Education 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, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Ashford University?

74% Take Out Loans
13.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 #112 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
Early Childhood Education 6%
General Special Education 11%
Special Education 11%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6%
Teaching English or French 30%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other 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
Education Philosophy #1
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education #1
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other #1
Learning Sciences #2
Educational Assessment #5
Teaching English or French #10
Teacher Education #15
General Special Education #21
Special Education #24
General Education #26
General Education #26
Instructional Media Design #35
Educational/Instructional Technology #35
Early Childhood Education #37
Teacher Education Grade Specific #53

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 Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Early Childhood Education 314 730 0 0 1,044
General Education 0 183 378 0 561
General Special Education 0 0 168 0 168
Teacher Education 0 0 91 0 91
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 47 2 49
Learning Sciences 0 34 0 0 34
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 22 2 0 24
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other 0 20 0 0 20
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 1 0 0 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 314 990 686 2 1,992

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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