Ashford University Reviews - Healthcare Administration

3.02 out of 5 stars
(33 Reviews)
65% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
52% of 33 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Christina - 2/11/2020
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2024
"This school is awful! Let just start by stressing the cost for credits! They are a rip off.... I am paying half the cost at another university for better education. They act like they care yet every time I called regarding my back financial aide they said I wasn’t able to get it because I owed 1300 for failing a class which is fine but they charged me and took that from my credit refund so it didn’t make any sense why I still had a balance. So they sent it to collections and I withdrew from the university immediately. It’s rather upsetting that I pid $300 on this bill just to find out that they had no intentions on reimbursing it in the first place like they ensured me that they would. Anyways it’s a confusing story but the moral of the story is they took 300 from pocket plus they kept 1300 out of my credit refund. And on top of that sent a bill to collections stating that I owed them 1300!!!!!! Sad excuse for a school and shame shame shame for ripping off people like that!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Eileen - 2/8/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"My Depressing Ashford University Student Loan Debt Costs As Much as a House in Oklahoma, and It's Not Even a Doctorate. If you want you can read more about it here. It's too depressing and long to type out again.  Also, it was such a terrible, expensive experience. I wrote about it here, and keep in mind, I graduated recently in November 2018 with a Master's in Psychology and you can learn a little more about Ashford's shady history as well. "
1.0 out of 5 stars
HCA - 3/31/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2021
"This school only cares about how money they can extort from the students and do not care about your education. When I first started aside from the financial aid being a complete mess and no support form the financial aid department. Then I started taking their classes, and everything was great, and then I started to run into one teacher after another that hardly reply to questions and when they do they are rude and spiteful and sarcastic. I have found that they tend to give you a bad degree, so you have to re-take classes, so you have to spend more money for classes. The advisors are inconsistent and do not have your best interest at heart to guide you in the right direction. I had a 4.0 GPA, and the required classes are done, and my advisor refused to allow me to apply to honors college. As you get closer to graduating they require you to pay thousands of dollars to graduate or to transfer your transcripts. The mentality is here is your book, and your assignments figure it out. Which is fine with me but then when I get publicly ridiculed in discussion with my peers for not doing it right, I grow tired of the abuse and feel that there are so many other colleges out there that take much better care of their students. They do not care about the students they only care about money and how much they can extort out of students while allowing their teachers to grade on personal feelings and not on merit of work."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Amber Alejandro - 1/12/2018
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"The reason why I am sharing this negative review is because one instructor, Dr. G, and Associate Director of Academic Intergity, had absolutely no concern for the integrity of my grade in a course. Their online system, Waypoint, had been faulty to accept my class submission and absolutely no one assisted me in finding a solution to the error. I submitted hard evidence that I eagerly attempted many times to submit the assignment, but Waypoint would not accept it on my computer or other public computers. To ensure that I turned my final assignment in on time, I found an alternative by inboxing Dr. G. the FULL file of my assignment. She did not want to grade my assignment because it was not turned into Waypoint "on time", when the entire issue at hand WAS WAYPOINT! IT WOULD NOT ACCEPT THE ASSIGNMENT...Then, I took the problem to appeals. The Director, came up with the conclusion on behalf of the entire University and said that he regrets to inform me that they will not be considering my case. He said that my computer had a virus and that it was for personal reasons that I did not get my assignment in.... As a straight A and B student in the class, I presented the question to Dr. G. and Mr. M. because neither one of them attempted to assist me with the problem concerning Waypoint (they have not even responded with a cause of ths reason why my assignment wasn't submitting): "Lastly, my question to you and Dr. G. would be, why would I complete an assignment and attempt to turn it in on time via email and not want to turn it into Waypoint for an acceptable grade, knowing that I am a straight A and B student?!".... Sadly enough, my experience has been ruined at Ashford, and until the day I graduate, my surveys and reviews will remain FLAMBOYANTLY NEGATIVE in remembrance of this infamous and grievous time. I hope that you don't have to experience what I have. PS: Once again, I still have not received an explanation why Waypoint has not been accepting my assignments, and why it has been faulty. I guess that they are going to sweep it under the rug."
2.4 out of 5 stars
A-HA - 12/22/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I had both good and bad experiences with Ashford University. In order to make it through classes you must apply yourself. I failed an Algebra two class and had to pay out of pocket! Yes, they had the funds I borrowed already allocated! The online tutoring was not helpful at all so be prepared to pay out of pocket for help; especially if you have not had math in quite some time or are weak in Math! You only get one full break for two weeks in December! You do have access to Career Services as well as your campus email. I dislike the constant emails and phone calls about Ashford's Masters program? My enrollment advisor moved on and I was given two more advisors; one of which was never available. I don't understand why so many advisors and for the most part; don't seem genuinely interested if you're having personal issues! They tend to answer you with words like; "Huh, aww, that's great and perfect"! Online is an improvement to brick and mortar and as a non-traditional student this made studying by myself and for myself memorable."
1.0 out of 5 stars
jean - 9/24/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"Ashford University is not an accredited school. I found that out when I tried to obtain a loan to attend the school. No one would touch this school. So my advise is if you want to continue your education go some where else. Because this school is WAY TOO expensive."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Amber - 9/11/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"While continuing my education with Ashford, it was difficult to get ahold of anyone in any department! I would constantly get a run around with them. Now that I'm trying to attend another college, I am getting same run around with my college transcripts! I would not recommend this college to anyone and please by all means attend anywhere else but here!!!"
3.8 out of 5 stars
Josie - 8/23/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am a single mother working fulltime. Ashford was able to provide me with the education I lacked to grow within the health care field. I was able to stay at home with my children and receive my education. I did have a few issues with financial aid, but was able to resolve them."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nickilee Jonas - 7/29/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended Ashford University because my work schedule and home life were altered in such a way that online was the only option. I can tell you that Ashford has prepared me for my now graduate school at University of Miami. They are a good school, and if there are people out there that think you can't be challenged and educated via distance learning, I encourage you to give it a try."
2.0 out of 5 stars
MSN - 5/31/2017
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"Ashford University has good instructors and teaching materials. But when it comes to finances the school is very terrible. The business office and some students advisors are very misleading. I have had some many lies and misinformation about finances and finacialaid which put me into debt. I have two courses left to complete my BA in Health and Human Services with specialization in Healthcare Informatics. At the beginning of my second to the last course they said I am owing and they withdrew my classes. I am trying to get money to pay and complete my balance courses and graduate with my degree. I DO NOT THINK I WILL EVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO THIS SCHOOL."
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