Ashford University Reviews - Early Childhood Education

3.0 out of 5 stars
(25 Reviews)
55% of 25 students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of 25 students said they would recommend this program to others
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1.0 out of 5 stars
Shakeira - 3/9/2020
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2021
"Where do I even start ?! I was really excited to start classes! Once classes began, I did four weeks worth of work to only find out that I was removed from the school and had to start over due to a miscommunication mishap. I’ve never met a school that had staff members not be so attentive to online students! This school!.. I Would rate it zero stars if I had the chance to because (1) I feel like the staff is very unprofessional. (2) They do not call to check and to make sure that everything is set to even feel comfortable as a student . Its just always a surprise! This school is BS!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Avilene - 4/30/2019
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Ashford University has been the worst thing that has happened in my life. Started attending Ashford back in 2016 in hopes to obtain a bachelors degree in Early Childhood ED. The tuition, technology fees and digital materials kept going up every few months. The classes were not very educational as all that was required from the teachers was to write essays and more essays. Anyway, one day(3 yrs later) I receive a call from the bs school stating that I owed $7,242 WHAT!!!! WHY??? They apologized and said that there was an error that went undetected up until the 3rd academic year. First, they said I had maxed out of federal student loans and that I used all the financial aid available. WHAT!!!!! that was a lie. After catching them in the lie I demanded proof of every single charge. Every ledger letter is different and full of it. I noticed they were charging me for 2 classes I never took and in every other class, they were and still are charging twice for technology fees and digital material. Some courses have a double tuition fee. As of today 4/19/19, I am done talking to them and will do anything in my power to expose this school and get justice. DO NOT ATTEND ASHFORD!!! I know we all want a better future and want the best for our family but Ashford will only take advantage of your dreams. They don't care about your education, they only want your money."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Heather - 2/5/2019
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"I have been with Ashford since Feb 2018 and have had nothing but a great experience. Even with a little mishap just now with my account and unpaid balance from last year it was taken care immediately. However, this is an ONLINE school, at a teach yourself type pace. If you put in the effort and time, you will receive good greats. The instructors, at least the ones I have come in contact with, have been helpful and understanding."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Run FAST - 8/16/2018
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended Ashford in 2012-2013 for my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education after speaking with a entrance counselor that assured me I would be able to become a Elementary school teacher in the state of Georgia after completing their program. After attending a year I learned from other teachers and contacting the GASPC that even upon completion I would not be able to become a teacher as it is not an Approved program in Georgia and therefore I could not sit for the GACE exam. Here I was taking out thousands of dollars in loans to earn a bachelors degree that I could not even use.Upon learning this I withdrew from the school. Why take out more debt for an education that is useless? They then said I owe $1200. They will not release my transcripts so I can go to a legit college unless I pay up. I have 66 useless credits and over $30,000 in debt because of this bogus school! I am not the only person that has been a victim to this. Several lawsuits have been made against the school with the last being announced in November of 2017 by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Ashford University is defrauding students making them go thousands of dollars in debt promising them an education they cannot use and no ability to repay because you cannot gain employment with the degree/piece of paper received. Their admission counselors are nothing more than sales agent targeting low income and military."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Cornecia - 7/23/2018
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"Ashford was a good experience in the beginning but as I got on down the line they started saying that my financial aid didnt pay for me to attend school then they kicked me out of school because they said that I wasnt in attendance but I wasnt able to do anything because none of my final assignments were graded so I was kicked out then they started emailing saying that I would have to pay them a large amount then I might be able to get back in so Ashford is not a good school they only want money."
2.1 out of 5 stars
boutcher - 5/26/2018
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2000
"let me tell ashford online not good college when start my online thought would be good for me due easy but once start they call me all time for no reason then when person working with call me she was rude to me she make fun my write when send to there writing center they said was fine then when ask my teacher if was missing any home work anything she said no so think they kind rude to students online I went another college in person they never ask for these never send to the college had me take other english class took in other college that past then degree put me was what want to do in my life yes like work with children but want degree so be teacher in day care center and head start then found out my fasa was used yet at that college it was on 2 weeks thing the class had me take were no class I ask to take at nothing due my degree at all was in for law she had me law class that had nothing due with early child hood I try to talk to person who enrolls me she would listern to me I think college does care for student online in person college has to take childern class that nothing due with degree so drop off I did not even graduate due was treat fair or right had me in degree that did ask to then need lot help with my writing skills know one help me i have learning problem mean take me ex help the help was getting in to college she yell at me for no reason due she was order me like she was my teacher she was not good thing was she did call me due i guess her phone when call me would go thew i think worse online college not good college i could get free training i bet in day care for free go free classes to be teacher they would treat me better not good college to me why drop out"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mary P. - 12/1/2017
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"Attending Ashford University online was an overall great experience for me. I was able to complete my BA in Early Childhood Education while working full-time and caring for my family. The online forum is very user friendly and provides many different learning tools for students to utilize to gain a better understanding of the subject matter. The faculty at Ashford was very helpful and had a fast response time whenever I needed to reach out to them."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brooke - 5/6/2017
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"I was nervous to start an all online program but I did it anyways and I'm glad I did. I have read reviews of teachers and staff not being very helpful, but honestly when I first started I received one call a week from my advisor checking on me and making sure I was understanding things. I felt like it was too much for me but I know that they were just trying to be helpful. The online classroom is really easy to understand and I am able to work school around my busy schedule. It is more expensive than going to a local community college but this is the only way I could manage getting my degree. I am excited that they also have a real graduation ceremony and that I will get to visit San Diego! I live in SC and have never been that far west!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Workingmywayup - 2/20/2017
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"So far so good. Finishing up with my AA this April however I am transferring to another online university with s campus. My director has her BA from ashford so that is very motivating! I know two people that have successfully graduated and got a good job. No complains here!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anna - 1/14/2017
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am in my final few months at Ashford and it has been a truly satisfying experience. The courses were challenging and I learned a lot. It was a long journey and admittedly I thought about quitting a few times. Not the fault of the school, just my own laziness. A couple of minor hiccups with financial aid in the beginning, but nothing that wasn't easily solved. I admit that I was skeptical in the beginning of my online school journey. As a full time worker who desperately wanted a degree but couldn't afford to be away from work I knew that online school was probably the right path. I went into Ashford despite the number of negative reviews online. I admit that I was hesitant but then I decided to really read into what these people were complaining about. A lot of them claim that Ashford is only out for your money. Well it may be true that they expect you to pay for your degree, but what college doesn't? College is expensive. While Ashford may be very pricey, and I admit I am nervous about having to begin the long journey of student loan repayment, the cost is clearly stated to every student in the beginning. Never once was I dropped from a course or forced to pay for things that I didn't need to graduate. Another complaint I looked into is people claiming that their degree is useless and nobody takes an Ashford degree seriously. Well Ashford has been around for several years. Decades. Do you expect me to believe that out of the thousands of graduates from Ashford, that not one of them has earned employment? Please. Another complaint. People claiming that Ashford is not an accredited university. All you have to do to debunk that lie is check on WASC. You will see Ashford University right there in black and white. Regionally accredited. Which if I am not mistaken is what you want. Some of the complaints i read where just laughable. One saying that Ashford is fake because they accept people with GEDs. Yeah? So do a majority of colleges in the United States..genius. One of my favorite complaints was a girl who apparently hated everything about Ashford and was embarrassed to be associated with it. Yet she clearly states in the beginning of her complaint that she is currently enrolled to earn her second master's degree from them. So she hates the school and is embarrassed to attend, but yet she is continuing to give them her money for a second master's degree, that I will bet nobody is forcing her to get. Yeah..I don't get it either. My advice is do your homework. Read the documents before you sign them. Don't think that online means easy and a free ride. Just read the fine print and do what is best for you."
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