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Ashford University

Address: 8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123, United States

Description Ashford University

  • Foundation: 2005
  • Status: Private
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Age: from 19 years old
  • Language of instruction: English.

Ashford University is based on the experience of two universities: TeleUniversity, an online university opened in 1999, and Franciscan Prairie University, founded in 1918. In 2005, the proprietary TeleUniversity purchased the Franciscan University campus in Clinton, Arizona.

The former online university has received a full-time student base and a new name is Ashford University. The university administration was able to use the academic potential of the previous owners, but most of the students studied on remote programs.

In 2016, the university completely switched to online education and sold the campus. Now its headquarters is in San Diego, California.

The university offers diploma programs, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs. 5 departments are involved in the implementation of training programs:

  • Department of General Education
  • Forbes School of Business and Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Health, Social Services and Science
  • College of Humanities.

The benefits of online learning are primarily that it can be combined with work and career. Ashford University offers each student an individual work schedule.

  • 36,000 students
  • 2650 teachers
  • 400 administration staff
  • 5 colleges.

The main areas of study:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Political science
  • Social and behavioral science.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ashford University

Program name
from 11 468 $ / year


  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age: 18+
  • Duration of study: individually.

Popular programs:

  • Psychology
  • Business administration
  • Health Administration
  • Social and Criminal Justice
  • Pedagogical research
  • Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • Early childhood education
  • Health and Social Sciences
  • Real estate research.

Master (Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master)

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age: 22+
  • Duration of study: individually.

Popular programs:

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Psychology
  • Human resources management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Social services
  • Health informatics and analytics
  • Finance
  • Criminal justice.

Graduate school

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age: 22+
  • Duration of study: individually.

Popular programs:

  • Psychology
  • Social sciencies
  • Education
  • Organizational development and leadership.


  • Low cost of training for the USA
  • No other expenses (accommodation, visas, relocation)
  • Study at home
  • Easy admission procedure
  • Mobility, individual schedule
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • Ability to complete training in a shorter time
  • Large selection of study programs (over 60) and degrees
  • Financial help
  • The ability to combine study with a career
  • Technical Support 24/7
  • Admission is carried out throughout the year.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Extra costs: $ 1070 for books and materials .

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  1. Request
  2. At least 22 years old
  3. U.S. Secondary Certificate or International Diploma
  4. U.S. Higher Education Diploma
  5. English certificate TOEFL not older than 2 years with a minimum score of 61 or IELTS, a minimum of 6.0 points
  6. Ability to work with a computer at the user level
  7. Personal computer technical features that allow you to study online
  8. High-quality internet connection.

Scholarships Ashford University

University students have the opportunity to receive financial assistance. 82% of students in their first year of study receive assistance in the amount of $ 4,616 .

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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