Ashford University Data now Available on College Choices for Adults Web Site

Data about Ashford University, a university offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and on campus, is now available online at 

Transparency by Design, a consortium of accredited colleges and universities aimed at providing adult learners with better information in choosing a degree-granting, distance education, launched the new Web site in August 2009.

The Web site offers adult learners information on program-level learning outcomes, how outcomes are measured and how students performed on these measures. Adult learners also have access to student satisfaction ratings and other data on each member institution participating in the initiative.

Over the next year, the College Choices for Adults Web site is expected to grow, adding new institutions and new features to assist adult learners in making critical decisions about their higher education options.

"On behalf of our academic institutions, we are pleased to be collaborating with members of the Transparency by Design consortium. This partnership raises the bar and takes us all to new levels of accountability," Bridgepoint Education Sr. Vice President, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jane McAuliffe, who also serves as president of Ashford University, said. "This initiative enables potential students to make more informed decisions about their educational experience."

Transparency by Design is funded by a grant from Lumina Foundation for Education and by contributions from each of the member institutions. Lumina Foundation for Education is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college — especially low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners. The organization’s goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.