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

Address 8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92123
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 34%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 0.3%
Five-year graduation rate 11.8%
Six-year graduation rate 12.6%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private for-profit
Carnegie Classification Masters Large
Size: Number of Undergraduates 35,870
Endowment Assets -
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
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% 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 $10,720
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $10,720
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $22,069
Average Net Price After Grants $18,235
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,291
Median earnings 10 years after entry $40,900
Median debt of completers $34,375
Federal Loan Default Rate 14.9%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 80.6%
% Underrepresented Minority 46.9%
% Black 35.4%
% Latino 10.5%
% Native American 1.0%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
% Asian 1.3%
% White 45.7%
% Two or More Races 3.4%
% Other 2.0%
% Noresident Aliens 0.1%
% Female 69.0%
% Male 31.0%
% Age 25 and Over 90.2%
% Part-time 0.0%