Ashford University Reviews - Education

3.37 out of 5 stars
(14 Reviews)
80% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 14 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.1 out of 5 stars
Catherine Green Ellis - 2/11/2020
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"I entered Ashford Feb 2018 taking educational courses to obtain my Bachelor's degree in Education. I completed my program with high honors Oct 2019. Every time I inquired about taking courses pertaining to my content area I was rerouted to someone else, but was never answered. August of 2019 I received an email from academic advisor with an after graduation action plan. As I went through the action plan it kept rerouting me to other schools to obtain my licensing. When I finally spoke to someone about my degree and licensing, I was told I have to get an alternative license from the state I live in. It's now four months after my graduation I am told have to go back to another school in my state to obtain another 32 hours to get an alternative teachers license. This was a complete waste of my time and money. I was told today, Feb 11, 2020, that none of their degrees lead to licensing, that they lead to alternatives to licensing. THIS SCHOOL IS FRAUDULENT. IF YOU ARE TRYING TO OBTAIN A DEGREE WHERE YOU NEED LICENSING, THIS IS NOT THE SCHOOL FOR YOU. Disappointed Student, Catherine Green Ellis"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Daryle K. Martin - 9/20/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"Peace/blessings! I received my Bachelors/Masters degree from Ashford in 2014/2016 respectively. Both of my degrees were online. Personally I do not understand those making negative remarks about Ashford. My experience was remarkable and rewarding, to say the least. Whenever there was a problem it was handled in the swiftest of time. My degrees have allowed me to relocate to China in Nov. 2015 to teach in English. As I write this message I am still in China teaching. My Ashford education has enhanced my teaching profession and I'm currently 14 months from my Doctoral Degree, not from Ashford. I wish Ashford did offer Ph.D's. Nevertheless my education at Ashford has opened many doors and broaden my perspective on life and learning. Thank you Ashford! ASHFORD RULES!!!!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
GSW - 8/19/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Please understand that this review only reflects my own personal experience with Ashford University. I am halfway through my Maters degree in Education at Ashford University and I don not have any complaints. I actually am working abroad and they have been fantastic with getting in touch and understanding the logistic difficulties I may have and time difference issues I can face. The fact that the entire course is online including ALL books and resources is a life saver for me. My husband did his Masters through a "better known" university and we had to have all of his books send via DHL if they were not available online and often times they came a 1-3 weeks after his course started. I am completely satisfied with the online format as well. It is easy to navigate and offers a plethora of information outside of your courses. The school is accredited nationally and regionally which is a huge bonus and the classes are both relevant and demanding so I feel that I am being challenged and improving my practice. It has been a professional and efficient program and definitely legitimate educational experience for me. Regards"
2.2 out of 5 stars
Alyssa - 9/16/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"When I started at Ashford University as an Education major I was told that I would be able to become licensed in my state with student teaching and state testing after I graduated. This is completely untrue! If I want to become licensed I will have to complete a second Bachelor's degree. Ashford is ambiguous in their wording and my academic advisor assured me that I would be able to accomplish my goals through Ashford multiple times. Be careful if you choose to go to Ashford, they are predatory and will continue calling you and telling you what you want to hear in order to get you to attend school there. The teachers are usually unavailable and most grading is a complete joke. I made a few friends through my program and we all found that even those who would write in "text speech" or put complete non-sense in their papers would still receive a 90 or higher. A friend once wrote "monkeys like bananas because they are yellow" in the middle of an essay to see if the instructor would notice, he did not and then they continued to create even more odd sentences in the papers and nothing was ever said to him. Save your money and learn more somewhere else!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
James Powell - 7/1/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"I'm working on my second Master's Degree in Education, after having earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Language Learner Studies and a Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology. I have nothing to say but good things about Ashford. The Instructors and the Academic/Financial Advisers work diligently to ensure my success. The materials are also excellent!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
CHMART6964 - 3/2/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"Ashford University is a FOR PROFIT PREDATORY INSTITUTION! Their counselors will tell you whatever you want to hear ; in an effort to lure you in... once there: They are like "Hotel California". To request withdrawal from a class (even if your in an automobile accident) is fruitless if the professor is needy. After 2 to 3 weeks of no communication they will then "Administratively Withdrawal" the student and process loan paperwork that will result in a 200% increase due to "Fees" and administrative charges!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Michael B - 1/31/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"After looking at many options, I was referred to Ashford by a friend and although I did run into a few professors that were at times hard to deal with, I was able to battle through it and finish up my degree. Having three credit courses every five weeks lead to a lot of work at times, but if you just use the resources available and complete your assignments, you will get a lot out of Ashford. I have read many reviews of horror stories, but I have to say that most of my instructors and advisors were willing to help me through the process. I have three jobs, a new baby, and one child with a disability so it was very stressful and made it hard to sometimes get assignments completed on time. I really feel that because of the challenges I had, it made it that much sweeter when I finally finished up my degree. Anyone that is thinking about choosing Ashford, be ready to write a lot of essays but if you are not a great test taker like me, this is a great alternative."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Graduate student - 3/23/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011
"Great experience. I truly gained the knowledge and writing experience needed to enhance my current career in education. While any online program is demanding the consistent course structure was a great support for an online accelerated graduate program"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Treated as a number instead of as a person - 3/10/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have been with Ashford university for over a year now and I don't like how they have their computers make the schedule. The computer scheduled me for a class that wasn't part of my degree plan and then it changed my degree plan to match it a few days later. I emailed my advisor about it and the only response I had gotten was that it was. I responded that I was angry about the change and willing to leave the college if they enforced this change from the computer. My schedule did get changed back, but it's been a day and a half since I responded and never got any communication from them about it. This isn't the first time the computer scheduled something incorrectly and I had to address it myself. There is no checks and balance system for their computer system and the advisors only do a little bit of the actual scheduling. It's up to the student (which has to pay full attention to the changes made in their degree plan/schedule) to ensure that the computer is doing the right thing. I would not suggest this college to anyone because they treat you as a number in their system and they will only call you if you are late on your assignments or have paper work to fill out. If it's something that they own you, good luck receiving any information on it from them unless you ask. The only reason why I'm staying in this college is because I only have 1 year left and the college I received my Associates from doesn't have a Bachelor's degree program in education."
5.0 out of 5 stars
D. Floyd - 2/17/2015
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"A friend told me about Ashford University and I was a bit weary about attending at my age. I decided one day to give it a try and I am glad I did. I received my degree in Early Childhood Administration and now I am seriously thinking about working on my Master's Degree at Ashford University."
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