Ashford University: Ranking & Review

San Diego Rank United States Rank World Rank
5 706 2487
Top 15%

Ashford University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

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
Off-campus $23,787 $23,787
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 Services 21 3,198 1,436 4,655
Education 269 1,184 872 2,325
Health Professions and Related Programs 949 199 1,148
Psychology 566 169 735
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 659 76 735
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 529 529
Social Sciences 271 271
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 159 159
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 22 128 150
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 140 140
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 88 88
Natural Resources and Conservation 87 87
History 82 82
English Language and Literature & Letters 76 76
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 53 53
Library Science 36 36
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 19 13 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29 29
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1 1
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