Ashford University

We call this school a "college dropout factory" because very few students who enroll complete a bachelor's degree within six years, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low graduation rate. This college may not be the best option for you. Use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that fit your needs and have higher graduation rates.

General Information

Website www.ashford.edu
Address 8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92123
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 24%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 1.3%
Five-year graduation rate 6.5%
Six-year graduation rate 7.1%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 28.2%

College Characteristics

Sector Private for-profit
Carnegie Classification Masters Large
Size: Number of Undergraduates 31,546
Endowment Assets -
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://ashford.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 100%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy -
Median SAT Verbal -
Median SAT Math -
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite -
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 100.0%
In-State Tuition and Fees $11,032
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $11,032
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus -
Average Net Price After Grants $18,469
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $6,769
Median earnings 10 years after entry $41,200
Median debt of completers $33,350
Federal Loan Default Rate 13.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 73.1%
% Underrepresented Minority 48.3%
% Black 36.0%
% Latino 11.4%
% Native American 0.9%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
% Asian 1.4%
% White 44.0%
% Two or More Races 3.7%
% Other 1.8%
% Noresident Aliens 0.0%
% Female 70.0%
% Male 30.0%
% Age 25 and Over 90.2%
% Part-time 0.0%