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Ashford University
466 Reviews
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Avg. time to find work: Employed prior to enrollment
% career related to degree: 78%
Average reviewer salary: $48,500

Ashford University's Top-Rated Degree Programs

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Organizational Leadership Average Rating
Percent Employed 91% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $67,500 % Degree Helped Career 64%
Business Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $66,667 % Degree Helped Career 45%
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Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 86%

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Degree: Education, Other
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They took $14,000.00 from me in a student loan and I only was allowed to take 2 classes. They drop me from the program and kept the money, please future recent students make sure you understand about those student loans that they keep pushing you to get because now I owe all the money to salie Mae and I don't have a degree to show for. I have contact Ashford university but they do not want to help me. Please learn from my mistake find a better university.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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http://www.change.org/petitions/ashford-university-we-want-ashford-university-to-apply-for-aacsb-accreditation-for-business-accounting?utm_campaign=petition_created&utm_medium=email&utm_source=guides Please copy the link above to sign a petition to help Ashford become AACSB certified. My experience was good, but employers are looking for Business graduates that attended an AACSB program.

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Great Experience! Early Childhood Ed. Admin.major
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Degree: Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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I want to say that I had a wonderful experience going to Ashford University, and attending online classes. My Academic Advisor was very helpful in pushing me to be a success. I've had experience going to school in person as well as online. I loved studying online the best! I was able to receive my BA in Early Childhood Ed.Admin because of Ashford. I plan on enrolling into the MA program, this school is great for people who are trying to work fulltime, and just don't have time for hard exams,lectures, getting to school on time, trying to beat traffic,etc. At Ashford I learned discipline, you just have to set aside a few hrs a day for study time, turn work in on time, read alot, and you will do great! My only problem was with financial aid, it was always confusing to calculating what my stypend check would be once books,tuition, and other fees were paid, I never understood why such a big secret??? Because all loans must be paid back from students, not them. But I finally got this problem addressed and straightened out, so overall my experience was great, and I love studying online versus going in person.

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Ashford is a horrible place!
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Degree: Medical Office Management/Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
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I would advise anyone and everyone not to go to Ashford online! It has been the worst experience of my life! I have been going to Ashford since February 2014 and I still have not gotten any funding for my classes! It has been an on going fit to get disbursement of my monies. I have been handled by several different advisors and tossed around. No one helped me with any of my forms to fill out for anything. I have been completely on my own through this whole process.

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Ashley H - 11 days ago

I would have to recommend M.S. I began in March and have had no problems with my funding.I actually got a check back and they helped me to where I don't have to take out a loan this semester. I am truly sorry you had this experience, but I think you a better support system with the school.

Kyle D - 7 days ago

I would have to agree with previous person. I just recently graduated from Ashford, and I never had any issues with any of the representatives with the university. If you had such a horrible experience with your Academic Advisor, I would highly recommending reaching out to another advisor as they are all willing to help you. Even if you did not work out with your advisor, you can always request a new one after speaking with their manager, and things will get settled quickly.

keana young - 5 days ago

I am starting a petition against Ashford University. If you would like to be apart of this movement and/or know others who would like justice, please email me @keana_young@outlook.com

You Get What You Put Into It
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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2012
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Ashford's Organizational Management program provided me an opportunity to improve my position with my current employer. Ashford's online program provided technology that assisted my studies "on the go" where ever I might be. Communicating with teachers, discussions with classmates, researching subjects, and submitting assignments, were all made possible with the up to date technology that Ashford provides. With the addition of the authoritative Forbes organization, I believe the program is even better! Put in the hard work and you'll get what you need!

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Ashford is a great step before a Master's degree
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
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I am completely satisfied with my bachelor's degree in accounting. I've found the education at Ashford University to be very challenging for this specific major, comparing to San Diego State University where I used to take classes. The only thing I didn't like about the school is the structure the virtual classrooms; indeed, the professors were mostly lazy enough for providing any videos or video lectures. Other than that, it was a quite pleasant experience, and I know what I'm paying for.I am not sure if online education is for everybody but I never enjoyed the classrooms at the State University, where it's usually packed, and people can skip the whole semester as long as they pass the exams. Actually, in most state schools the tests/exams in business programs are multiple choice, which is a very primitive way in education. I loved lots of writing and research at Ashford, looking at the IRS, SEC, FASB and other websites. By the way- it is a priceless skill for any accountant to be able to do a research, especially when the laws and regulations in business and taxation constantly change. I would recommend this school to people with an experience in the field or to those who plan to get a Master's degree afterwards at a more prestigious, classy school. Unfortunately, employers still look down at online degrees, but if you combine it with a decent Master's program- it is a great idea. Also, if your BA/BS in Accounting was online, make sure to pass CPA, then you are all set. Good luck!

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Reading one of the posts really made my day. This guy said that he had no idea that this was a for-profit university. lol. So is every private university in the nation. Employers have no problems hiring students from for-profit schools. If that was the case, no would hire a St. John's student or Princeton or Stanford. So my conclusion is that you have no clue what your talking about. Ashford is actually a good school and the advisors are very helpful. This may also be due to the fact that I get 100% tuition reimbursement but whatever the case, I am very pleased.

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Valbee - 17 days ago

I am completely satisfied with my bachelor's degree in accounting. I've found the education at Ashford University to be very challenging for this specific major, comparing to San Diego State University where I used to take classes. The only thing I didn't like about the school is the structure the virtual classrooms; indeed, the professors were mostly lazy enough for providing any videos or video lectures. Other than that, it was a quite pleasant experience, and I know what I'm paying for.I am not sure if online education is for everybody but I never enjoyed the classrooms at the State University, where it's usually packed, and people can skip the whole semester as long as they pass the exams. Actually, in most state schools the tests/exams in business programs are multiple choice, which is a very primitive way in education. I loved lots of writing and research at Ashford, looking at the IRS, SEC, FASB and other websites. By the way- it is a priceless skill for any accountant to be able to do a research, especially when the laws and regulations in business and taxation constantly change. I would recommend this school to people with an experience in the field or to those who plan to get a Master's degree afterwards at a more prestigious, classy school. Unfortunately, employers still look down at online degrees, but if you combine it with a decent Master's program- it is a great idea. Also, if your BA/BS in Accounting was online, make sure to pass CPA, then you are all set. Good luck!

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Degree: Political Science and Government, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I graduated with my degree in October of 2013 and since have been accepted to and offered scholarships at 4 law schools. The school requires you to work and if you don't have self discipline and time management you will not succeed. I think that the negative reviews on the school are from those who assumed an online degree would be an easy way to advance their career. If you work and really rely on yourself to extract the knowledge from the courses you will come away with a great appreciation when the degree finally arrives in the mail. I attended 3 years at a traditional university prior to finishing at Ashford, I am not saying that Ashford is a replacement for traditional education options because it is not, however for someone with work and a family it is a good way to still better yourself and your life.

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Dana Richard - 5 days ago

I just got the call I was accepted in Ashford, your major is the same as mine and my minor will be public administration. I would love to go to law school. LSU or Southern..... dream big Tulane!! Any advice you can give me? Thanks

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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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Ashford University is the worst school I have ever been to... they Administration Department is a Joke. If you can choose any other online program, do it, and stay far far away from Ashford. Right from the get go I had issue after issue, now I am stuck where I cannot finish my degree due to a dispute with the University, caused by the University staff, and when I appealed to the University, the same staff members who caused the issue were the ones reviewing the dispute, and shockingly deemed no resolution possible. If I knew in 2011 when I signed up what I know now, I would have run in the opposite direction screaming. If you want to finish your degree with the smallest headache possible, stay away. The entire grievance resolution, dispute resolution, and financial aid services departments are run by morons, with Dr. P at the fore front as leading moron.

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Kyle D - 7 days ago

I had went through 3 or 4 different academic advisors for the time that I went to college here. I never had any complaints or issues and it was refreshing to know that even though my academic might not be available for whatever reason, there was another one available who would be able to help me. I believe whatever that did happen, probably happened for a good reason on your part. You went to the school for so long (3 years), and you claim that you had issue after issue? I think that you are just upset and making false accusations because of something that you know you did.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2011
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I began my undergraduate degree in psychology at an on campus, 4 year university with a great reputation. However, due to health issues, I had to choose: I could either finish online or wait several years before I could finally complete my BA. I chose the latter and I am incredibly grateful I did. Ashford's programs, while not perfect (whose are?), were very comparable to the other online courses I took before entering the school. Basically, it was organized, straight-forward, and you got out of the class what you were willing to put into it, and I liked being able to just focus on one class at a time. I know Ashford has made big improvements to their degree programs over the past couple of years and as an alumni who receives the "Ashford Alumni" emails, the support and webinars for job-seeking graduates is great, more than I've seen at any school hands down. I am now enrolled in a Master's program at a highly-regarded university and I am well-prepared as I learned how to be an individual learner, how to seek out answers, and how to manage in an increasingly technological educational world. My advice: carefully evaluate your options, and if online is your best bet, then do the work and put the time in. Read, work to improve your writing, and learn to use available resources if you need help rather than settling. If you're not up for that, then this isn't a good option as this is a self-directed program. If you are up for it, this is a great way to go! Good luck!

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