Ashford University: Ranking & Review

San Diego
United States
Top 15%

Ashford University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)36,45310,73625,717

36,452 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

36,452 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

Ashford University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Ashford University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Ashford University does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$10,848$10,848
Fees for full-time undergraduates$400$400
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$452$452
Tuition for Full-time graduates$11,214$11,214
Fees for full-time graduates$300$300

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services213,1981,4364,655
Health Professions and Related Programs9491991,148
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service65976735
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies529529
Social Sciences271271
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs159159
Public Administration and Social Service Professions22128150
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences140140
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies8888
Natural Resources and Conservation8787
English Language and Literature & Letters7676
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities5353
Library Science3636
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences191332
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2929
Biological and Biomedical Sciences22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Visual and Performing Arts
Grand Total3098,1442,88011,333

A total of 8,453 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Ashford University.

At the master's level 2,880 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate8%4%9%
  • Full-time retention rate - 26%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarOther academic year
Total FTE staff1,272
Instructional FTE1,013
Sector of institutionPrivate for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, California, 92123
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,395,000