Alumni Employment and Graduate and Professional Education Disclosures

Graduate and Professional Education of Alumni

In 2010 and 2011, Ashford University invited its graduates for whom it had sufficient contact information to participate in alumni surveys. The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University on or after 5/17/1974 and before 8/12/2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after 12/15/2005). Surveys were conducted in November 2010 and August 2011 to those who did not respond to the 2010 survey. Surveys with sufficient information reporting pursuit of graduate and professional degrees were returned by 3,193 out of a total of 24,282 to whom surveys were sent.

Based on the Alumni Survey responses, at least thirty or more alumni who graduated from a Bachelor's degree program and indicated that they chose to pursue graduate and professional degrees identified the following graduate and professional programs of study:

  • Education and Training
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Human Services
  • Health Science
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Employment Industries and Types of Employment

In 2011, the Ashford University alumni survey was updated to include additional questions regarding current employment. Ashford University invited its graduates for whom it had sufficient contact information to participate in the updated alumni survey in August 2011. The invitees included students who graduated from Ashford University on or after 5/17/1974 and before 8/12/2011 (with 99.9% of invitees having graduated on or after 12/15/2005), who had not previously completed the alumni survey administered in November 2010. Surveys with sufficient information reporting types of employment were returned by 2,299 graduates out of a total of 19,748 to whom surveys were sent.

The following list includes the current occupations listed by at least five survey respondents. The list identifies types of occupations reported as of the date of the survey without regard to date of graduation and without regard to when the graduate obtained the employment. The list also includes occupations reported without regard to whether the position is in the graduate's field of study. The list does not include occupations in which fewer than five respondents reported current employment.

Based on the alumni survey responses, at least five or more Ashford University graduates responding to the surveys reported that they were currently employed as of the survey date in the following types of occupations:

  • Education Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Financial Analyst
  • Educational, Vocational, and School Counselor
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs
  • Accounting Professional
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Child Care Worker
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Child, Family, and School Social Worker
  • Police Patrol Officer
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk
  • Correctional Officers and Jailer
  • Command and Control Center Specialist
  • First-Line Supervisors/Manager of Weapons Specialists/Crew Members
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Medical and Public Health Social Worker
  • First-Line Supervisor/Manager of Police and Detectives
  • Logistics Manager
  • Registered Nurse
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Instructional Designer and Technologist
  • Cashier
  • Receptionists and Information Clerk
  • Detective and Criminal Investigator
  • Data Entry Keyer
  • Air Crew Member
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Security Guard
  • Government Property Inspector and Investigator
  • Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler
  • Human Resources Assistant, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
  • Manufacturing Production Technician
  • Secretary, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Personal and Home Care Aid
  • Compliance Officer, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation
  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerk
  • Waiter and Waitress
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • File Clerk
  • Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Health Educator
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Tutor
  • Financial Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Construction Manager
  • Medical Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer
  • Sales Representative, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
  • Employment Rates

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