Ashford University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.18 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 99 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 41,361 (35,870 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $10,386 - $15,192 out-of-state
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4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

I haven't been to campus, but I do know that the staff are very friendly and anytime I have any questions concerning my classes or financial problems, they contact me in reasonable amount of time and are very efficient. I would recommend this university to others, and I have.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The only cons I have with Ashford University is that it takes so long for you to receive your stipends. I don't know if it's like that with all schools and universities. This is the first university that I have attended besides going to a technical school for several years. This is the only con that really gets next to me, it doesn't take the university and the instructors long for them to receive their monies, I just wanted to know why it takes so long for the students to receive their stipends; especially we're the ones that have to pay the monies back to the university that we chose to attend.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

No cons. The pros: 5 week long semesters per course in each degree program. Teachers are informative, helpful, and excellent to work with.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

This program is great for people who cannot afford to work part time. It is highly flexible and you learn the same material as everyone else in other MBA programs. The downside is you miss the personal feel of college, however the benefits of the online program outweigh this downside. You are constantly being forced to challenge yourself, to learn time management, to set high standards for yourself to make the best grades possible, and to be the very best you can be and learn as much as you can. I love this program and highly recommend it to anyone! I have people from all across the U.S. in class with me. Some people have tons of experience in the workforce, have families, and they are all total go "getters" who have faced and overcame adversity. Highly recommend Ashford!
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2013

Great online college. Great classes and very challenging. Not good with faculty supporting students,but overall put you to work.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Quality of materials and teacher Cons: Inside the classroom
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

The pros of my graduate program consist of: The program being entirely on-line, this gave me an opportunity to be with my family and work, taking one course at a time, the timely mannor in which the instructors would respond to questions. The program gave me an opportunity to get my Bachelors Degree and use it where I live in order to advance my position at work. Having the convenience to work at my own pace and set my own schedule as long as homework was turned in on time. Reading others threads about themselves because of the diversity in the class. The cons of my graduate program consist of: Having to travel out of state in order to walk at graduation, not going to the campus and getting to know the instructors more personally. There were some questions that I did not answer because I was an On-Line student and therefore some things did not apply. I loved the program and think it was very educational.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I wished that they had more degree options, but for those who are in jobs where they may have to travel, have families, careers, etc. If they have a program of your choice, this program is perfect. In light of the flexibility all of the rated categories (i.e. living, safety, transportation, surrounding area, social life, etc.) are as good as you can make them from the comfort of your own personal surroundings. I've had little issues with network, the workload is not horribly heavy but steady...this is not a do it at your own pace program like some online programs. The only issues I have ran into is through financial aid. My only suggestion is, during mid-degree...don't get married and change your name. It creates a nightmare!
0.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

No certification programs and the classes could be more challenging.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

From the beginning of my experience with Ashford, to date, I have not had any difficulty with any aspect of my online education. Further, I have learned many valuable concepts and lessons that impact my life daily and will most probably impact my life for the foreseeable future. The only thing close to a negative aspect of this program is that I cannot meet and interact with some of my fellow students and professors in person.
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