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“Many of my instructors have challenged me to work harder as well as think critically about my future plans and how I can go about achieving them.”

Melanie Pendleton

 

Not Your Typical School, Not Your Typical Students

One of Ashford University’s strengths is that we aren’t what many people would consider a “typical university.” At Ashford, you won’t find any ivy-covered halls filled with students who’ve just graduated from high school. Instead, Ashford’s convenient online format, flexible class schedules, and relevant degree programs have made higher education accessible to a wide range of students who don’t fit the mold of a “typical college student.” On this page, you’ll find detailed information about student demographics and learning outcomes. Get to know Ashford’s students.

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Due to the non-traditional academic calendar associated with most of our student population, Ashford University enrollment can be measured in a number of different ways. In addition, Ashford University enrollment will vary dependent upon the week that enrollment is measured. Unlike many institutions that take a snapshot of student enrollment at the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester, Ashford University enrollment is likely to change each week, depending on the number of weekly new student enrollments, withdrawn students who chose to re-enroll and continue their studies, students who withdraw, and students who graduate. In this section, student enrollment characteristics are shown from Fall 2012 - Fall 2016.
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Due to the non-traditional academic calendar associated with most of our student population, Ashford University enrollment can be measured in a number of different ways. In addition, Ashford University enrollment will vary dependent upon the week that enrollment is measured. Unlike many institutions that take a snapshot of student enrollment at the end of the first two weeks of the fall semester, Ashford University enrollment is likely to change each week, depending on the number of weekly new student enrollments, withdrawn students who chose to re-enroll and continue their studies, students who withdraw, and students who graduate. In this section, student enrollment characteristics are shown from Fall 2012 - Fall 2016.
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Course Completion

Course Completion

Courses at Ashford University are offered multiple times throughout the year to accommodate the active lives of our students. To capture a representative sampling of course completion rates, the data in this section covers a span of five years, from the 2010-2011 academic year through the 2015-2016 academic year. Data includes every course attempted during the specified time frame. A course is considered “completed” if the student received a passing grade and earned credit. For example, if 1000 students started Psychology 101 and 900 of those students completed the course with a passing grade, the completion rate for that course would be 90%.

My credentials now afford me opportunities that may not have been previously available to me. I got to read amazing books, meet amazing staff and classmates, and learn so much relevant content. 

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I am confident that I received a quality education because of where I am now in my career and where I am going. Ashford did an outstanding job with my whole experience there.

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Ashford was the first school that really let me set my own schedule. They got to know me and helped me with classes

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Diversity is a long-held principle of Ashford University, and is a core value identified in the institution’s mission statement. As such, the overall representation of women and minority group members among the faculty has steadily increased over the last several years. In fall of 2013, the percentage of women comprised 61% of all faculty, while the representation of men and women among minority groups comprised 27% of all faculty. Additionally, African American women represented nearly half (47%) of all minority faculty in 2013.

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