Ashford University Recognized Among Top Universities for African Americans

CLINTON, Iowa, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus, has been recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as a Top 100 degree producer for African American students.

Annually, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education identifies universities that confer the most degrees to students of color. The magazine is focused on the coverage, commentary and analysis of higher education for and about underrepresented and historically excluded groups.

The publication's analysis was based upon U.S. Department of Education reports on data submitted by institutions for the year 2008-2009.

Ranking at number 41, Ashford University follows the philosophy that those who are academically prepared deserve access to an affordable higher education without sacrificing quality, transferability of credits, accessibility and academic standards.

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.

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