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Ashford University

OPE ID: 00188100

8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92123-1406
(800) 798-0584

Source of Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Sr. Colleges & Universities
Accreditation Type: Regional
School Type: Private For-Profit
DoD MOU Point of Contact: Stephanie Cowsert
Title: AVP Financial Aid Policy & Compliance
Phone: (858) 717-7706
DoD TA Participants : 10,964

FEDERAL BENEFICIARIES & FUNDS

DoD TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA)

FY 20 FY 19 FY 18
Total TA Participants: FY 20:  10,964 FY 19:  11,597 FY 18:  12,201
Total TA Costs: FY 20:  $26,101,407.06 FY 19:  $25,750,122.40 FY 18:  $26,807,390.71

POST-9/11 GI BILL

GI Bill Beneficiaries: Not Reported
Post-9/11 Tuition/Fees Paid (FY'18): Not Reported

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FEDERAL STUDENT AID

2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
Direct Loan Recipients: 2019-20:  40,216 2018-19:  48,900 2017-18:  57,726
Direct Loan Disbursements: 2019-20:  $230,978,427 2018-19:  $235,411,298 2017-18:  $307,016,776
Grant Program Recipients: 2019-20:  22,370 2018-19:  26,616 2017-18:  31,806
Grant Program Disbursements: 2019-20:  $90,633,203 2018-19:  $107,246,852 2017-18:  $127,037,215
Campus-Based Program Recipients: 2019-20:  6,454 2018-19:  Not Reported 2017-18:  6,084
Campus-Based Program Disbursements: 2019-20:  $3,480,319 2018-19:  Not Reported 2017-18:  $3,076,859
Federal Family Education Loan Recipients: 97,406
Federal Family Education Loan Disbursements: $474,743,941
Note: Individual recipients can receive aid from more than one program and/or loan type.

PROGRAMS & OFFERINGS

Learning Method: Distance
Degree Level(s): Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's
Degree Level Source: DoD MOU Application
Degree Level Source Updated: 11/20/2022

Associate's Degrees

Program CIP Code
Business Administration 52.0201
Early Childhood Education 13.1210
Military Studies 29.0399
Organizational Management 52.0299

Bachelor's Degrees

Program CIP Code
Accounting 52.0301
Adult Development 19.0702
Applied Behavioral Sciences 30.1701
Applied Linguistics 16.0105
Biology 26.0101
Business Administration 52.0201
Business Economics 52.0601
Business Education 13.1303
Business Leadership 52.0213
Child Development 19.0706
Cognitive Studies 13.0607
Communication Studies 09.0101
Complementary and Alternative Health 51.3306
Computer Graphic Design 50.0402
Computer Science and Mathematics 11.0701
Computer Software Technology 14.0903
Consumer and Family Financial Services 19.0401
Cultural Anthropology 45.0204
Cyber and Data Security Technology 11.1003
Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction 13.1015
Early Childhood Education 13.1210
Early Childhood Education Administration 13.1210
Education (non-licensure) 13.9999
Education and Public Policy 13.0901
Education Studies 13.0101
Elementary Education 13.1202
EMarketing 52.0208
English 23.0101
English and Communication 23.9999
English Language Learner Studies 13.1499
Entrepreneurship 52.0701
Environmental Studies 03.0103
Finance 52.0801
Gerontology 30.1101
Health and Human Services 51.1599
Health and Wellness 51.3306
Health Care Administration 51.0701
Health Care Studies 51.0701
Health Education 51.0001
Health Informatics 51.0706
Health Information Management 51.0706
Health Marketing and Communication 52.1499
Health Science Administration 51.0000
History 54.0101
Homeland Security and Emergency Management 43.0103
Human Resources Management 52.1001
Human Services Leadership 52.0206
Information System Management 52.1201
Information Technology 11.0103
International Business 52.1101
Intructional Design 13.0501
Journalism and Mass Communication 09.0401
Law Enforcement Administration 43.0103
Liberal Arts 24.0101
Library Science and Media 25.0101
Marketing 52.1499
Military Studies 29.0399
Natural Science 03.0104
Nursing (RN to BSN) 51.3801
Operations Management and Analysis 52.0205
Organizational Management 52.0299
Physical Education 13.1314
Political Science and Government 45.1001
Professional Accounting 52.0301
Project Management 52.0211
Psychology 42.0101
Public Administration 44.0401
Public Relations and Marketing 52.1499
Real Estate Studies 52.1501
Service Management 52.0207
Social and Criminal Justice 43.0104
Social Science 45.0101
Sociology 45.1101
Sports and Recreation Management 31.0504
Supply Chain Management 52.0203
Sustainable Enterprise Management 30.3301
Visual Art 50.0101
Web and Mobile App Technology 11.0801

Master's Degrees

Program CIP Code
Accounting 52.0301
Business Administration 52.0201
Business Leadership 52.0213
Early Childhood Education Leadership 13.0401
Education Studies 13.0101
Finance 52.0801
Health Care Administration 51.0701
Health Informatics and Analytics 51.2706
Human Resources Management 52.1001
Human Services 44.0000
Information System Management 52.1201
Intructional Design 13.0501
Leadership 52.1101
Nursing 51.3203
Organizational Management 52.0299
Project Management 52.0211
Psychology 42.0101
Public Administration 44.0401
Public Health 51.2201
Social and Criminal Justice 43.0104
Sociology 45.1101
Teaching 13.1299
Teaching and Learning with Technology 13.1206

COST OF ATTENDANCE

College Navigator Data

First-Time, Full-Time Tuition/Fees (in-state): $12,160
Estimated Books/Supplies: $1,070
Estimated Room/Board: Not Reported
Note: For Estimated Room/Board when no data is reported, Department of Education estimates based on the prior year's data.
Cost of attendance data is obtained from the 2018 IPEDS data files.

Institution Charges For Tuition Assistance (TA) Users

Tuition Type Per Semester Hour Per Quarter Hour Per Contact Hour
Associate's Rate
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor's Rate
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Master's Rate
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Distance Learning/Online (Business/Health) $ 740

Tuition Type Per Semester Hour Per Quarter Hour Per Contact Hour
Associate Rate - Business Administration
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Military $ 250
Veteran Grant $ 450
Associate Rate - Early Childhood Education
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Associate Rate - Military Studies
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Military $ 250
Veteran Grant $ 450
Associate Rate - Organizational Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Accounting
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Adult Development
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Applied Behavioral Sciences
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Applied Linguistics
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Biology
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Business Administration
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Business Economics
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veter $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Business Education
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Business Leadership
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Child Development
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Cognitive Studies
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Communication Studies
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Complementary and Alternative Health
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Computer Graphic Design
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Computer Science and Mathematics
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Consumer and Family Financial Services
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Cultural Anthropology
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Early Childhood Education
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Education (non-licensure)
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Education and Public Policy
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Education Studies
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Military $ 250
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Elementary Education
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - EMarketing
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - English
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - English and Communication
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - English Language Learner Studies
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Entrepreneurship
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Environmental Studies
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Finance
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Gerontology
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Health and Human Services
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Health Care Administration
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Military $ 250
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Health Education
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Health Informatics
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Health Science Administration
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - History
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Human Resources Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Information System Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - International Business
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Intructional Design
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Journalism and Mass Communication
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Law Enforcement Administration
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Liberal Arts
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Library Science and Media
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Marketing
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Military Studies
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Natural Science
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Nursing (RN to BSN)
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Operations Management and Analysis
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Organizational Management
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Military $ 250
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Physical Education
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Political Science and Government
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Project Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Psychology
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Public Administration
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Military $ 250
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Real Estate Studies
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Service Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Social and Criminal Justice
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Social Science
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Sociology
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Sports and Recreation Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Supply Chain Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Sustainable Enterprise Management
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Bachelor Rate - Visual Art
Military $ 250
Distance Learning/Online $ 510
Veteran Grant $ 450
Master Rate - Accounting
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Military $ 350
Master Rate - Business Administration
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Business Leadership
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Early Childhood Education Leadership
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Education Studies
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Military $ 350
Veteran Grant $ 450
Master Rate - Finance
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Health Care Administration
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Military $ 350
Master Rate - Health Informatics and Analytics
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Human Resources Management
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Veteran Grant $ 450
Master Rate - Human Services
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Information System Management
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Intructional Design
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Leadership
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Nursing
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Organizational Management
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Military $ 350
Master Rate - Project Management
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Psychology
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Public Administration
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Military $ 350
Master Rate - Public Health
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Social and Criminal Justice
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 740
Master Rate - Sociology
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Teaching
Military $ 350
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Master Rate - Teaching and Learning with Technology
Distance Learning/Online $ 665
Military $ 350

Does this institution have fees associated to the tuition rate? Yes
Fee Type Fee Amount Recurrence Program Level(s)
Education Records - per page $ 0.5 Per Occurrence Associate, Bachelor, Master
Insufficient funds fee $ 10 Per Occurrence Associate, Bachelor, Master
Official Transcript $ 10 Per Occurrence Associate, Bachelor, Master
Prior Learning Assessment - experential learning essay assessment $ 125 Per Occurrence Associate, Bachelor, Master
Prior Learning Assessment - sponsored professional training $ 30 Per Occurrence Associate, Bachelor, Master
Replacement/Duplicate Diploma $ 45 Per Occurrence Associate, Bachelor, Master
Note: Tuition and fees as reported by the Educational institution via the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

Does this institution have charges for room and board? No
 
Does this institution have charges for books and/or resource materials? Yes
$ 0   Per Course
 
What source(s) will military students use to purchase books and/or resource materials for their course(s)?
Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program may be eligible for the University's Active Duty Service Member Grant. Eligible students include Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, spouses of Active Duty, National Guard, and Reservists, DoD employees using Tuition Assistance, and Civilian employees of the United States Coast Guard. All eligible students must provide the University with an approved Tuition Assistance Authorization form or appropriate verification of military services. The grant covers the sales tax, technology and graduation fees, and course materials required for an eligible student's program of study.
Note: Tuition and fees as reported by the Educational Institution via the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

DoD TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) INFORMATION

FY 20 FY 19 FY 18
Total TA Participants: FY 20:  10,964 FY 19:  11,597 FY 18:  12,201
Total TA Costs: FY 20:  $26,101,407.06 FY 19:  $25,750,122.40 FY 18:  $26,807,390.71
Total TA Funded Courses: FY 20:  35,247 FY 19:  34,707 FY 18:  37,548
TA Course Completion Rate: FY 20:  0.932193 % FY 19:  93.94 % FY 18:  Insufficient Sample
Total TA Graduates: FY 20:  1,138 FY 19:  1,128 FY 18:  1,150
Annual TA Average: FY 20:  $740.53 FY 19:  $741.93 FY 18:  $713.95

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DATA

ED Composite Score: 2 %
ED 90/10 Rule: 72 %
Median Borrowing: $34,375

COLLEGE NAVIGATOR INSTITUTION DATA

Total Enrollment: 31,115
Undergraduate Distance Education Status:
Enrolled in all distance education courses : 100 %
Enrolled in some but not all distance education courses : 0 %
Not enrolled in any distance education courses : 0 %
Number of Applicants for Admission: Open Admissions Policy
Retention Rates For First-Time, Full-Time Students: 26 %
Graduation Rates:
4 Year : 8 %
Transfer-Out Rates:
4 Year : 24 %
Awards Conferred:
Associate's Degree : 618
Bachelor's Degree : 16,608
Master's Degree : 5,760
Certificate : 0
Cohort Default Rates:
2016 : 14 %
2017 : 15 %
2018 : 11 %

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College Navigator data is obtained from the 2017 IPEDS data files.

COMPLAINT INFORMATION

DoD TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) COMPLAINT DATA

FY 20 FY 19 FY 18
Total Valid TA Complaints: FY 20:  1 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Complaint Categories
Recruiting/Marketing Practices: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Student Loans: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Quality of Education: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Transfer of Credits: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Accreditation: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Post-graduation Job Opportunities: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Grade Policy: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Refund/ Collection Issues: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Financial Issues: FY 20:  1 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Change in Degree Plan Requirements: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Release of Transcripts: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Other: FY 20:  0 FY 19:  0 FY 18:  0
Note: Complaints can include multiple categories.

VA COMPLAINT DATA

Total VA Complaints: 9
Complaint Categories
Financial Issues: 5
Quality of Education: 2
Refund Issues: 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices: 1
Accreditation: 0
Change in Degree Plan Requirements 2
Student Loans: 1
Grade Policy: 0
Transfer of Credits: 0
Post-graduation job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts: 0
Other: 4
Note: Complaints can include multiple categories.

SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY

DoD Memorandum of Understanding (DoD): Yes
Principles of Excellence (VA): No
Yellow Ribbon (VA): No
8 Keys to Veterans Success (ED): Yes