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My time with Ashford University has been exceptionally beneficial and educational. With the timeframe for each class being shorter than most other schools, and the quality instruction from my class instructors, I have been able to learn a considerable amount of knowledge that will be a vital asset once I retire from the military in a few years. I have already recommended this school to my peers, and will continue to do so for those that are seeking a great school with quality education.
Frustrated by my for-profit experience with University of Phoenix, I transferred to Ashford a couple of years ago. Although the cost of admission is high, the convenience of online education is priceless. The innovative technology that Ashford provides to students has truly contributed to my ability to excel in my educational goals. The fact is, Ashford is an alternative educational offering that may not be best for everyone. However my personal experience has been good and anytime I've encountered any challenges with advisors or professors; I have developed a solution to resolve the matter. Forward thinking requires an open mind, Ashford University has provided a great deal of innovative resources for online learners. As far as accreditation, this school is in fact regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission. The WASC accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness. If you're going to invest in your educational future, do your research before you believe what others say. Ashford's accreditation is comparable to some of the best private universities in the United States.
In the Army, so I've moved around quite a bit. If you're not a full-time student then it will take you a while to graduate from any school. I've attended several major universities due to moving around every few years. When you actually attend traditional classes, you get lectures and are able to ask questions when needed. In the online program at Ashford, I was forced to actually read and do work every week. When I was going to traditional schools, I would just listen to lectures and skim through the book and still pass my classes. Some classes seemed like the only thing you did was listen to the professor give his or her lecture, take a quiz, mid term, and final. However, at Ashford, if you are not engaged in your course work, it will be a struggle. P.S. People will criticize anything if they were unsuccessful in their experience. You get out what you put in.
Ashford online was very intense but well worth the structure. The coursework is very manageable with time management. I was impressed how I was able to learn so much in a short length of time (6 weeks per class). The online experience worked out very well. I can easily access my class through a computer and what I found very beneficial was the digital text books, which were easily obtainable on my phone. After I obtained my MPA I received a $20,000 increase.
I think that Ashford is a wonderful educational institution. I was hesitate about going back to school and doing it online, but it was just what I needed. The instructors were remarkable, engaging and helped me out tremendously when I was going through some tough moments. I have gained so much knowledge and skill and see it in my everyday life, while interviewing, speaking about research with others and helping others with their papers. Kudos to my Alma Mater.
I attended Ashford University from 2012 Until I graduated with my bachelor's degree in November 2015. Ashford has accelerated courses that are fast pace and require hard work. However, if a student is willing to work hard they will do well and get a quality education. I do feel there are some professors that are a little unfair in their grading; almost seeming to dock my grade so they felt like they were doing their job whilst offering little or no reason for the lowered grade. With that said I believe that most of the professors that I had were fair in their grading and I graduated with a 3.95 GPA overall and a 3.97 in my major which is psychology. I do plan to attend the Master's of Arts in Psychology at Ashford as well. One last thing, Ashford is very military friendly so if you are in the military and looking to go back to school or transfer to another school I highly recommend Ashford University.
First off this is not a bad school and it is accredited. I have had such a wonderful experience at the school. I just graduate with my bachelors in healthcare administration and I am pleased say that I graduated with a 3.68. School is what you make it. And if I every had needed anything I was always taken care of. So yes I would recommend this school to anyone. I am for anyone who didn't know they have a beautiful campus.
I went to Ashford from 2012-2014. I had to take a break do to life, (3 kids and moving). I would say 90 percent of the professors I had where professional and understanding. The cost is a bit high. I am still paying for my last class I had to withdraw from due to a broke computer from a kid. I can't remember my GPA it was above 3.5, I had a 4.0 before we moved. These class are shorter, but require as much time if not more then a traditional class room, which can be a challenge. I plan o n returning to Ashford to finish my degree. I always to a week break between classes to clear my head. You can take up to 2 weeks without dis-enrolling.
Stay away from "For Profit" institutions such as Ashford. Unless you are already in a job, a degree from Ashford will not open any/many doors, it will saddle you with debt. There are better non-profit schools available at a cheaper rate, better credentials and student support. Way too many negatives to list, but just a word of caution, go elsewhere for your education, you waste your money, time, effort and your future potential at this institution. No benefits whatsoever with a degree from, "For Profit", Ashford.
Ashford is a good online school. You can get your degree without leaving your full time job.