Ashford University Rankings

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In the World#4115 of 14178
In North America#1161 of 2629
In the United States#1088 of 2528
In California#99 of 252
In San Diego#8 of 20

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Avg. cost to attend
$20,415 /y
Aid receiving
89%
Undergraduates
26,914
Graduates
5,706
Male:Female Ratio
29:71
Control
Private
for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Ashford University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

32,620 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

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.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White13561 (42%)
Black or African American10516 (32%)
Hispanic4866 (15%)
Two or more races1245 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown1214 (4%)
Asian649 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander257 (0.8%)
Nonresident Alien71 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native63 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$20,415/year
Average aid awarded
$4,701
Students receiving aid
89%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$20,283
$30-48K$20,998
$48-75K$22,687
$75-110K$23,585
$110K+$24,687

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$11,640$12,060
Tuition in-state$11,640$12,060
Tuition out-of-state$11,640$12,060
Fee in-district$760$750
Fee in-state$760$750
Fee out-of-state$760$750

Ashford University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General2572704
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other702491
Early Childhood Education and Teaching314730
Psychology, General4083607
Health & Health Care Administration & Management394196
Education, General183378
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies327135
Behavioral Sciences295
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General2891
Accounting16871
Organizational Leadership1561223
Special Education and Teaching, General168
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration163
Holistic Health157
Management Information Systems, General12620
Child Development127
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management119
Project Management106
Sociology908
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels91
Public Administration1872
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other89
Finance, General80
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies71
Organizational Behavior Studies3434
Marketing, Other60
Real Estate53
History, General52
Speech Communication and Rhetoric51
English Language and Literature, General50
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management49
Journalism49
Educational Leadership and Administration, General472
Environmental Studies46
Operations Management and Supervision46
Social Sciences, General43
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies42
Political Science and Government, General38
Library and Information Science37
Military Applied Sciences, Other2610
Learning Sciences34
International Business & Trade & Commerce32
E-Commerce & Electronic Commerce27
Cultural Anthropology24
Customer Service Management24
Educational & Instructional Technology222
Health and Wellness, General22
Business & Managerial Economics22
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other20
Applied Linguistics18
Gerontology17
Family Resource Management Studies, General9
Human Services, General81
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator7
Clinical Psychology6
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse2
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor2
Developmental Services Worker2
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education1
Grand Total3426,2772,80273
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate8%5%9%
  • Full-time retention rate - 24%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,113
Citations
38,789

Publication count by topic

Medicine
979
Engineering
126
Psychology
106
Biology
102
Chemistry
101
Geology
100
Computer science
80
Materials science
76
Art
65
Business
44
Political science
37
Sociology
33
Geography
27
History
26
Environmental science
24
Philosophy
19
Mathematics
13
Economics
12
Physics
11

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology9282,972
Medicine106420,746
Business16341,093
Engineering16941,702
Art177715
Philosophy195412
Materials science20493,141
Sociology2099287
History22938
Biology24873,095
Environmental science2600397
Psychology2703881
Political science271763
Physics2822292
Chemistry28541,811
Geography3001110
Computer science3432463
Economics352559
Mathematics3650208

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901890
199121123
199216100
199312112
199415156
199510164
199614133
199719187
199838236
199927257
200034253
200134407
200250470
200325602
200427665
200562786
2006381038
2007431142
2008361106
2009491307
2010431517
2011531688
2012681809
2013761924
20141062022
20151082067
20161102235
20171072517
2018922925
20191133436
20201414535

General info

WikipediaAshford University
Total FTE staff1,316
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, California, 92123
United States
City population1,395,000
Phone8667111700
Fax+1(563) 242-2003