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Ashford University
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Avg. time to find work: Employed prior to enrollment
% career related to degree: 68%
Average reviewer salary: $48,636

Ashford University's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Business Average Rating
Percent Employed 88% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $66,667 % Degree Helped Career 45%
Organizational Leadership Average Rating
Percent Employed 91% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $67,500 % Degree Helped Career 64%
Management Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary --- % Degree Helped Career 86%

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Graduated Last Year and Still No Work
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Degree: Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Graduation Year: 2013
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I graduated from Ashford in June of 2013. I still have no job because employers will not hire me with an online degree. One thing for certain is that I'm now in major debt after the con-job Ashford did on me. Never take classes at this university. They're in it for the profit only and absolutely do not care if you are employed once you graduate. Stay away from this joke of a university.

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Prepared me for employment opportunities
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2011
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Ashford is a school like any other school: you get out of it what you put in. Professors will guide you, but will not hold your hand. So many negative reviews stem from the fact that people think that distance learning will be "easy". It is not. In fact, it is MORE work than a traditional classroom. You're fitting an entire semester into five or six weeks. You must have good time management. You will be given a syllabus, discussion boards, tests, and plenty and I mean plenty of papers. I completed my AA in Business in 2009, my Bachelor's in Organizational Management in 2011, and my Master's in Human Resources Management in 2012. I also minored in Political Science and Government. These degrees prepared me to sit for the Praxis II test in Business education which I passed with flying colors. Also, this degree served as a requirement to become a licensed school teacher (did not know this while in the program, so it was highly beneficial). Not only did I take many business classes, but also liberal arts and Social Studies. My education has vastly improved my life. While my degree does not apply to my current occupation, it does serve as a route towards employment in another sector. These degrees provide me with multiple employment opportunities. I am glad I did it!

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Dee - 4 days ago

Thank you for your comment. I agree that you get out of it what you put into the online degree experience.

Not a free ride!!
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Graduation Year: 2016
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I have been at Ashford for a little over a year and a half now. I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do so I have changed my studies 3 times and now have settled into BA Health Education. As with all school, online and mortar, you have your good classes and bad classes. Your tough teachers and the cake walks. Nice thing about that is at the end of every course you get to rate your class, the material, and the teacher. I love that each course is 5 weeks, keeps it from getting boring. I have had several different administrators or I call them "my crew" that I have talked to a lot. I did have one lady that wasn't the greatest but it wasn't long before I had someone else. They are always changing them around. The financing is cut and dry. You go get government funding as soon as they get an approval letter your up and running. From the moment I said yes, signed up on the government site, it was two weeks till I started my class. You do have to follow their steps so a little back and forth, faxing and signing; nothing out of the ordinary. From what I have been reading on her the people having the biggest complaints are the ones looking for a free cake walk hand out. I have busted my butt, and this being the second college type school I've gone to, I feel I am actually learning something. This is a full time basis and you have to put in the work. The teachers that you can't make "happy" are there to challenge you so step up. They are real teachers at real colleges. One small problem I have is the degree choices. They halved them scenes I started. And I do wish I could get my bachelors of the science instead of art. This is a fantastic school, that you have to work. So sharpen your pencils and grab some paper, it's worth every minute. Good luck!

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Military friendly
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Graduation Year: 2014
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Very military friendly, I attended Ashford for just over 2 years to complete my BA degree. Emails and phone calls promptly returned, grades posted within 5 days after submission, usually 2-3 days. Military TA covered tuition 100%

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Stupid School/Advisors/Teachers
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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The worst student advisor ever = ELANA P. This she won't answer any of your emails. The courses you take online are a joke and they play good/bad cop in the teacher role. They will strip you of your money by giving a "'bad" teacher who is hard to please and force you to a failing grade making the university more money. Nothing but greedy people who don't care.

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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 0000
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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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Maki - 1 day ago

Am about to register but I feel am being kind of push into it. I dont want to owe lots of money and i have told them that... Their answer is: you must enroll first and then we'll let you know,... Am confused, I can only take an online degree so I need to make a good choice. Financial aid feels fishy....

Help Ashford University become AACSB certified.
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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 - 21 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.

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Kyle D - 18 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.

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keana young - 15 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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