Ashford University enters into Alliance Agreement with the National Sheriffs' Association

Ashford University has entered into an alliance agreement with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), one of the country’s most recognized law enforcement associations.   

With this alliance agreement, Ashford University has become a preferred provider of online education for the 22,000 members of the NSA. Members will receive significant cost savings through waived fees, a tuition discount and a prior learning credit evaluation toward their Ashford University degree program. 

“The convenience and flexibility of Ashford University’s degree programs make them an ideal option for working adults who are looking to further their education,” said Dr. Jane McAuliffe, president and chief executive officer of Ashford University. “We are happy to partner with the National Sheriffs’ Association to offer educational opportunities to thousands of law enforcement professionals across the country.”  

“The National Sheriffs’ Association is pleased to be part of this innovative partnership with Ashford University,” said Fred G. Wilson, director of operations for NSA. “NSA has a long tradition of valuing education. This partnership will allow NSA members, including deputies, correctional officers and court security personnel to leverage their years of work experience along with formal education to earn a degree – this benefits both the members and NSA.”  

For more information on this agreement, please visit or call 800.850.4405. 

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, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.